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​​​Ferries to France

Our 3 ferry routes from the UK to France provide you with choice and flexibility to suit your travel plans. Sail from Dover to Dunkirk, Dover to Calais or from Newhaven to Dieppe, and explore France with your own vehicle as you please.

What’s more, thanks to the addition of 2 new ships on our Dover-Calais route, we now offer an extra 10 daily sailings. This means we now offer 54 daily sailings across 2 routes between Dover and France, as well as up to 6 daily sailings between Newhaven and Dieppe.​

​Route​Sailings​Duration​Prices From
​Dover to Calais​30 Crossings daily​1 hour 30 mins​£39
​Dover to Dunkirk​24 Crossings daily​2 hours​£39
​Newhaven to Dieppe​6 Crossings daily (May - Sept) 4 all other times.​4 hours​£49
  • Up to 60 daily sailings on 3 routes from the UK to France
  • Pet travel available
  • Excellent onboard facilities
  • No baggage restrictions​


"Our first time on a ferry was an enjoyable experience. We didn't realise how easy it would be. We will definitley do it again.​" Mr & Mrs Lennon, Kent​

Dover to Calais and Dunkirk

Dover to calais & dunkirk

With ferry crossings from DFDS, it’s easy to set sail across the Channel from Dover to France. From Dover it’s just 90 minutes to Calais, and 2 hours to Dunkirk. What’s more, both ports offer quick and convenient access to France’s superb motorway network, and while Calais is ideal for central and southern France, Dunkirk offers savings on time and miles if you’re heading for Holland, Belgium, Germany or eastern Europe.

You can return to the UK from either port (no matter which you sailed out from) and it’s this unique flexibility - coupled with short Channel crossing times and up to 54 sailings daily between the UK and France (27 in each direction) – that makes us your first choice for ferries to France from Dover.

Dover-Calais​​​  Dover-Dunkirk​
Newhaven-Dieppe ferries


Heading to Normandy, western or central France or Paris? Our route between Newhaven and Dieppe offers swift access onto fast motorway links, putting some of France’s greatest cities - including Rouen, Lille and Amiens – all within easy reach by car. It’s also the closest French port to Paris, France’s world-famous capital city. With our early, late and night-time sailings you can choose a crossing time to suit your plans.​

For more information and to book, please visit our Newhaven-Dieppe page.

Dunkirk and Calais


​​Dunkirk and Calais are both located in the North of France and provide fantastic access to France​, Belgium and Holland. The 2 ferry ports are separated by a 35 minute drive and approximately 30 miles, meaning you now have more flexibility in when and where you travel to than ever before! ​Newhaven is the closest British port to London and a short distance from the famous seaside resort of Brighton. Dieppe is also ideally situated in Upper Normandy with fast connections to Paris and all parts of Northern France.​​

Book early for best prices!


With sailings throughout 2017 now available to book on our 2 routes from Dover to France, you should move fast to ensure you get the best dates and the best prices! With 6 modern ferries and 54 daily sailings to choose from, you’re sure to find a crossing which suits both your schedule and your budget.


​​​​​​Prices are subject to availability. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. ​Terms & Conditions apply.


It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named again as the World and Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2016 at the World Travel Awards. We have been Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for 5 years running now, and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 6 years. ​​​


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