Ferries to France
Travel to France by ferry and explore everything Europe has to offer. With three different ferry routes to choose from, DFDS gives you the choice and flexibility to suit your travel plans.
Our ferries to France include crossings from Dover to Calais, and Dover to Dunkirk, as well as from Newhaven to Dieppe, all with comfortable onboard facilities so you can really relax and enjoy the journey.
With regular departures in both directions, it’s easy to fit a ferry crossing into your holiday schedule. Having your own vehicle with you also means you don’t have to worry about luggage limits, and you can explore and travel around Europe at your own pace.
|Dover to Calais||30 Crossings daily||1 hour 30 mins||£39|
|Dover to Dunkirk||24 Crossings daily||2 hours||£35|
|Newhaven to Dieppe||6 Crossings daily (May - Sept) 4 all other times.||4 hours||£54|
- Up to 60 daily sailings on 3 routes between the UK & France
- Pet travel available
- Excellent onboard facilities
- No baggage restrictions
- Travel with a car, caravan, motorhome, bicycle or
"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-Calais & Dunkirk
With DFDS, it’s easy to sail from Dover to France. From Dover it’s just 90 minutes to Calais, and 2 hours to Dunkirk. Calais is ideal for visiting central and southern France. Dunkirk is great if you’re heading for
Both ports offer convenient access to France’s motorway and you can return to the UK from either port, no matter which you sailed from. This unique flexibility - coupled with short Channel crossing times and up to 54 sailings daily between the UK and France–makes us your first choice for ferries to France from Dover.
Our route between Newhaven in the UK and Dieppe in western France is a quick and easy way to access the continent. Dieppe’s port offers swift access onto fast motorway links, putting many of France’s great cities and holiday destinations, including Normandy and Britany, within easy reach. It’s also the closest French port to the stunning capital, Paris. A slightly longer drive, but definitely worth it, why not head down to the Riviera for elegant beaches or French Alps for a superb skiing getaway?
With our early, late and night-time sailings you can choose a crossing time to suit your plans.
Start your holiday sooner…
Our fantastic, modern ferries to France are a great place to rejuvenate so you’re all rested for the holiday ahead. Enjoy our Premium Lounge on our Dover routes, or perhaps book a cabin when travelling Newhaven-Dieppe for privacy and the opportunity to rest and sleep.
Catch a bite to eat and take the kids to enjoy the soft play area and to explore outside on deck. With DFDS your holiday starts as soon as you set sail.
Onboard our ferries
Book early for the best prices
Tickets for peak holiday dates always sell fast. Book now to ensure you get your ideal dates and the best prices! Make sure to check out our
offers page, too, to see what ferry deal are available for your travel dates.
And if you are a regular traveller to France, be sure to consider our
multi-trip tickets which give great discounts on ferry travel and other benefits.
Watch our video
Take a look at our video featuring DFDS customers Anne & Richard as they take their motorhome on our ferries and enjoy a touring holiday across Europe.
Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions apply.
We are Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2017 & the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2017!
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