​​​Ferries to France

Our 3 ferry routes from the UK to France give you choice and flexibility to suit your travel plans. Sail from Dover​ to Dunkirk, Dover to Calais​ or from Newhaven to Dieppe​, and discover Europe at your own leisure, with your own vehicle.​

​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 between the UK & France
  • Pet travel​ available​
  • Excellent onboard facilities
  • No baggage restrictions
  • Travel with a car, caravan, motorhome, bicycle or motorcycle​

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"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. ​

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Newhaven-Dieppe ferries

Newhaven-Dieppe

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.​

Newhaven-Dieppe
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.

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. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. ​Terms & Conditions apply.

​​​ WE'RE AWARD WINNING​​

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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