Gateway to Europe – 4 Routes to the Continent

With four routes to Europe and up to 59 sailings daily, a ferry to Europe with DFDS is the only way to travel. If you live in the south, hop on a ferry from Dover to Calais or Dunkirk. Newhaven-Dieppe is the perfect route to Normandy, Paris and western France. Coming from the north or Scotland? No problem. Our daily overnight crossing from Newcastle-Amsterdam is perfect for you.

  • 4 routes to Europe
  • Up to 59 sailings daily
  • Fantastic onboard facilities​
  • No luggage restrictions
  • Easy access to Holland, Germany, Belgium, France & beyond​
​​​​"Being able to take our car across to Holland gave us so much freedom! The journey on the ferry was exciting for the children and it was a lovely family holiday."

The Kirks, Northumberland



With two routes to France from Dover, you can choose between our 90 minute crossing to Calais and our two-hour crossing to Dunkirk. Both have great access to France’s motorway network so it’s smooth sailing all the way. There are 3 onboard eateries, serving up everything from filling meals to light snacks. Catch up with the news and sport on our TVs, enjoy some retail therapy in the onboard shop and keep the kids busy in the soft play area.



Taking just 4 hours, enjoy the onboard restaurants, relax with a drink or unwind in our quieter areas. Why not do a spot of shopping? Our onboard shop​ has a range of alcohol, cosmetics, toys and more. There’s a kids’ play area too! For extra privacy, you can book cabin for a small surcharge. From our port in Dieppe, western and central France are all within easy reach; choose from Normandy to Brittany, or even a mini break to Paris!



Our overnight crossing from Newcastle-Amsterdam gives you the opportunity to experience the true excellence of ferry travel. 

Offering four onboard restaurants, take your pick from a range of delicious cuisines. We also have three bars, ideal for everything from a quiet drink to an all-night party. 

Don’t forget to enjoy our cinema, casino​ and onboard shop, too! For the little ones, there’s our soft play area and arcade games. 

As well as ferry crossings, we also have short break options to Amsterdam. Bring your car or hop on our coach service which will take you to central Amsterdam.

The heart of Europe

Discover The Very Heart Of Europe

You'll find it easy to explore Europe from all our ports. Excellent road links will take you all around Europe as you enjoy the scenic routes.

France, Holland, Belgium and Germany are all at your fingertips. You can even drive south to Italy and Spain, east to Poland and the Baltics or north to Scandinavia. Taking your car, caravan, motorhome, motorcycle or bicycle gives you the freedom to explore it all at your leisure. Discover breath-taking scenery or immerse yourself in Europe’s favourite cities. With some fantastic holiday partners, too, we’ve got accommodation for everyone, no matter your destination, budget or travel plans.



Holland is incredibly diverse, and its small size means it is an ideal driving destination. Along with buzzing cities such as Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam, there are many charming towns and villages to explore. Visit authentic cheese markets in traditional towns like Edam, Alkmaar and Gouda, or immerse yourself in the culture and architectural beauty of Haarlem, Delft, and Utrecht.

Visit our Holland travel guide



​Germany boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Europe. Travel south to Bavaria, home to traditional timbered architecture, majestic castles and stunning landscapes along the Danube or at the foot of the Alps. There's also the Fairy Tale Road, following the life and work of the Brothers Grimm, and many fascinating cities such as romantic Heidelberg, medieval Cologne or cosmopolitan Berlin.

Visit our Germany travel guide



Not just home to fine chocolate and beer, Belgium is home to some of the most stunning architecture in Europe. Particular highlights are the Grand-Place in the heart of Brussels, the winding cobbled streets of Bruges and the beautiful St. Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent.

Visit our Belgium travel guide



There are many beautiful regions of France to drive through, such as the stunning countryside of Champagne-Ardenne, the sun-soaked Côte d'Azur or the rugged beauty of Brittany and Normandy. The abundant vineyards of the Loire Valley and Burgundy are another spectacular sight that should not be missed.

Visit our France travel guide


We've teamed up with a number of excellent partners to give you the perfect holiday. No matter your destination, budget or travel plans, our varied travel partners offer quality accommodation in popular locations. Whether you're away with friends, looking for a fun family holiday or a more romantic break for two, you'll be able to relax and enjoy your holiday wherever you are.

​Ferry crossings to Amsterdam

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Prices are subject to availability. Prices shown are based on Sunday to Thursday departures in January to March & October to December. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions​ apply.​


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