​​​Ferries to France

Book a ferry to France and explore everything Europe has to offer. With three different ferry routes to choose from, DFDS gives you the choice and flexibility to suit y​​our travel plans.

Our ferries to France from Dover include crossings 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.​

  • Book direct for the ​best prices​
  • Up to 60 daily sailings on 3 routes between the UK & France​
  • Excellent onboard facilities
  • No baggage restrictions
  • Travel with a car, caravan, motorhome, bicycle or motorcycle​
    • Our Price Promise guarantees you the best price or we’ll refund the difference!​
​Route ​Sailings ​Duration ​Prices From
​Dover to Calais​30 Crossings daily​1 hour 30 mins​£49
​Dover to Dunkirk​24 Crossings daily​2 hours​£45
​Newhaven to Dieppe​6 Crossings daily (May - Sept) 4 all other times.​4 hours​£49


"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-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 Holland, Belgium, Germany or eastern Europe.

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. ​

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


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 Brittany, 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.​

Dunkirk and Calais

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 best prices!

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.

​​​​​​Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. ​Terms & Conditions apply.


We are Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2019 & the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2018!​​