Ferries with a Motorcycle

Kick start your holiday and let us transport you and your bike to the continent, ready for your next European tour. Travel at your own pace and discover meandering mountain routes, hidden taverns with local beers and countless stunning tours in any country of your choice.

  • Take your motorbike to the continent
  • Choose from 3 routes & up to 60 sailings daily
  • Excellent onboard facilities
  • Gateway to Europe
Travel by ferry

Why ferry?

Travelling on a DFDS ferry gives you easy and convenient access to Europe from France, as well as giving you the freedom to travel with your own motorcycle. 

Plus, you can pack all your own gear for your tour across the continent. 

There’s easy motorway access from our ports in Calais and Dunkirk, so it’s smooth sailing to your destination as soon as you leave the ferry.

Dover-Dunkirk & Calais

Dover-Dunkirk & Calais

Hop on a ferry to Dunkirk from Dover and arrive in just 2 hours. Alternatively, our Dover-Calais ferry takes just 90 minutes. Our fantastic facilities ensure there’s plenty to do onboard. Browse our selection of travel essentials, gifts, tobacco and alcohol in the onboard shop or sit back with a drink in our bar. After exploring, sit down to a filling hot meal in our 7 Seas restaurant. Alternatively, opt for something lighter in our Horizon Snack Bar or Lighthouse Café.

Onboard Dover-Dunkirk

Onboard Dover-Calais



Our Newhaven-Dieppe route is ideal if you’re visiting Western or Central France, with easy routes to Normandy, Brittany and Paris. If you’re feeling peckish then head to our self-service restaurant, Maupassant. 

You’ll find filling meals all day long with beautiful ocean views. Relax with a drink in our Head Bar or enjoy some retail therapy in our onboard shop. 

We have quiet lounge areas if you’re looking to relax or sleep or you can hire your own cabin for that extra privacy.

Onboard Newhaven-Dieppe​

Discover Europe

Discover Europe

Our ferries to Europe open up a gateway to the magnificent continent so that you can discover it all at your leisure. Discover France, the home of the first motorbike in 1860, and explore amazing coastline with world famous war memorials, medieval towns and breath-taking landscape. Fill your lungs with Holland’s fresh country air, with countless countryside trails. Get lost amongst winding Belgian roads, stopping to take in the views, or head straight to Germany where they filmed the legendary Steve McQueen motorcycle scenes for The Great Escape.

More on motorcycling

See for yourself…

Discover a DFDS biking holiday to Europe featuring real customers. Also check out our short video about checking-in with a motorcycle on our Newcastle-Amsterdam route​.


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


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