Ferry Travel to Belgium

Travelling to Belgium from the UK couldn’t be easier with DFDS ferry routes, with three convenient routes to choose from. Both DFDS’ Dover to Calais ferry, and our Dover to Dunkirk crossing put you a short drive from the Belgian border. Alternatively, our Newcastle to Amsterdam route gives you the option of a relaxing overnight crossing, and just a couple of hours’ drive to Belgium.

Travelling by car also gives you the freedom to explore as you like, and see Belgium at your own pace. Plus, there are also no baggage limits so there are no worries about leaving room for souvenirs! This takes so much of the stress out of travelling, as you have the comfort and convenience of your own car.

With regular daily departures from Dover to both Calais and Dunkirk, as well as Newcastle​, all boasting fantastic onboard facilities during the crossing, a DFDS ferry really is the best choice for your holiday to Belgium.

  • Up to 54 daily sailings to choose from
  • Excellent onboard facilities
  • No baggage restrictions
  • Pet travel available
Dover to Dunkirk & Calais

Ferry Routes to Belgium

Dover is less than 2 hours’ drive from London, with two fast routes available across the Channel: Dover to Calais in 90 minutes, and Dover to Dunkirk in just 2 hours. 

From either port you have easy access to the motorway network to get you to where you want to go in no time at all, with Dunkirk just 26 minutes’ drive from Belgium.

Travel to Belgium by ferry

Travel to Belgium by Ferry

Belgium has so much beauty and history to offer, with its stunning cities and historic coastline and countryside. Flanders forms the northern part of the country, featuring many of its largest and most famous cities such as Brussels, the capital, and historic sites and attractions such as the Fields of Flanders Museum. With its beautiful Renaissance architecture, fantastic museums, great shopping, and a distinctly international feel, Brussels is a must-visit destination in any Belgian holiday.

You should also visit Bruges to admire its medieval buildings and romantic canals, as well as its markets and museums. There’s also Antwerp with its rich artistic heritage, and Ypres with its poignant wartime history.

Belgium Travel Guide​

Book early for best prices!

Book Early for the Best Prices!

You can book today for crossings until the end of 2017. The earlier you book the better, so you can get the exact dates and departure times you want and the best prices.

With our choice of Channel crossings and frequent departures, you’re sure to find your ideal booking.

Did you know...

Did you know?

You can drive to Belgium’s top city destinations in less than 2 hours from our ferry port at Dunkirk, including Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, and Ypres. Sailing to Calais also only adds an extra half hour onto your onward drive. There are endless options for day trips or extended city breaks in Belgium, with so many places to stay, and so much to see and do. You can find more detailed timings for travel between destinations in the table below:

Driving time from DFDS ports​

​Dunkirk Calais​ Amsterdam (IJmuiden)​
To Belgian Border​26 mins​39 mins​1 hr 40 mins
To Ypres​55 mins​1 hr 5 mins​2 hr 57 mins
To Bruges1 hr 4 mins1 hr 17 mins​2 hr 39 mins​
​To Brussels​1 hr 45 mins1 hr 58 mins​​2 hr 19 mins
​To Antwerp​1 hr 35 mins​1 hr 59 mins​1 hr 45 mins
To Ghent1 hr 6 mins​1 hr 30 mins​2 hr 17 mins​

​​​Prices are subject to availability and offers may be withdrawn at any time. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions​ apply.


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