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Dover - Dunkirk is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
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Dover - Dunkirk Ferry Operators

    • 12 Sailings Daily 2 hr
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Dover Dunkirk Ferry reviews

  • "Crew is 5* but T&C was incorrect about pets"

    Booked the ferry as I wanted to take my dogs with me. used to travel with it pre-pandemic and saw several dogs on board. During the booking process NOWHERE in the T&C was it mentioned that the dogs cannot come up to board any more. And they needed to stay down in the stinky, extremely loud cargo space. Overall they were trautamatised, so was I. The crew took me down half way through and couldnt have been more apologetic, they were absolutely amazing. BUT the management should provide an ACCURATE T&C. Obviously I will not use the ferry any more as I will not depart from my dogs. that was cruel!

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  • "Great service!"

    I would definitely choose Direct Ferries again.  We normally book direct with DFDS but Direct Ferries were cheaper than DFDS this time.

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  • "Cross channel travel"

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  • "Dover to Dunkirk "

    Fabulous, very helpful. Too much food!

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Dover to Dunkirk ferry

The Dover to Dunkirk ferry route connects England with France. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, DFDS Seaways. The crossing operates up to 12 times each day with sailing duration from around 2 hours.

Dover to Dunkirk ferry sailing duration and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Dover to Dunkerque is the second fastest ferry route from England to France.Dover port remains one of the most popular ports to travel by ferry to France, with ferries to Dunkirk and Calais.

Dover is easily accessible by car from the M20 and M2 that run through Kent. Dunkirk port is well situated just 10km from the Belgium border. Dunkirk to Brussels by car is just a 2 hour drive and you can drive to Paris in 3.4 hours.

Foot passengers can travel to Dunkirk via the Dover to Calais ferry route, as Dunkirk is only approximately 40 minutes by bus from Calais.

Onboard facilities of Dover to Dunkirk ferries include free fast wifi and Duty Free Shopping to keep you entertained during the trip.

Dover Guide

The English town and port of Dover is located in the county of Kent in the south east of England. The town lies on the English Channel coast at its narrowest point between England and France. This narrow stretch of the English Channel is called the Strait of Dover.

In and around the town there are many things for visitors to see and do. In memory of the spot where Bleriot landed following the first cross channel flight in 1909, the Bleriot Memorial is an outline of the aircraft flown set into the ground. Also, and overlooking the town, is Dover Castle which is the largest castle in England. It was founded in the 12th century and has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout its history.

The Port of Dover is the world's busiest passenger port, with 16 million travellers, 2.1 million lorries, 2.8 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year. It is the main port of departure for travellers from the UK to France and beyond into mainland Europe. Services are operated by P&O Ferries and DFDS Seaways to Calais and Dunkirk.


Dunkirk Guide

The town of Dunkirk is located in northern France and its harbour is the third largest in France, after those of Le Havre and Marseille. The town is a former fishing village but today relies heavily on the port and related harbour activities.

The town's heritage has strong links with the fishing industry and the town's Port Museum tells the story of the history of Dunkirk's maritime and fishing past. The town's museums also reflect on the fact that Dunkirk is a war time historic town and contain a wealth of information about the war and especially of Operation Dynamo.

Much of the town is new, having been rebuilt following the end of World War II there remains the occasional examples of historical structures including the town hall and Le Laac outdoor sculpture garden and museum. As a coastal town, Dunkirk offers a fabulous sandy beach with seafront brasseries and activities.