The DFDS ferry from Dover to Dunkirk sails up to 12 times per day, making it a fairly frequent ferry. This ferry takes you to France or back to the UK in only 2 hours. This makes it one of the shortest return-trips to France, along with the Dover to Calais crossings. Ideal for those wishing to travel between France and England.
The DFDS ferry from Dover to Dunkirk (Duinkerken) runs 11 times daily between the UK and France. This ferry takes you to the other side of the English Channel in just 2 hours. This makes it one of the shortest crossings back and forth between France and Calais. Crossing to Dunkirk is an excellent option for travelling to Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Scandinavian countries.
The significant advantage of travelling by ferry is that you can quickly bring your car. Great for those who want to go to France or another European country on holiday. With Calais-Dover, the crossing from Dover to Dunkirk is one of Europe's most well-known and busiest.
Check availability and compare prices for Dover Dunkirk
DFDS Ferries sails frequently on the route from Dover to Dunkirk. DFDS advertises prices on the Dover – Duinkerken route for €78 for a single trip with four persons and a car; that's not even €20,- per person. When checking the prices we even found cheaper tickets: for €72,- it is possible to travel by car from Dover to Dunkirk with four people.
Ferry to Dunkirk & Dover
This ferry ride takes 2 hours from France to the UK and vice versa. The ferry takes you to the other side in 2 hours.
Especially for Dutch, Germans, and Belgians. Dunkirk is located a bit more to the north than Calais and can, therefore, be reached faster by Northern European countries. This way, you spend less time in the car and just half an hour longer on the boat.
On this page, you will find a lot of information and tips about this ferry service to Dover & Dunkirk.
Tickets Dover – Dunkirk
It is advisable to book in advance, but taking a last-minute crossing is often no problem. It is often the case that prices rise as it gets busier.
The crossing to Dunkirk is a great way to get to the European continent; many vibrant cities are within just a few hours of driving or public transport. Paris, Antwerpen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Cologne are within a 4-hour drive from Dunkirk.
Timetable to Dover and Dunkirk
For the crossing to Dover & Dunkirk, DFDS has a daily schedule with 12 crossings back and forth to France and the UK. Every 2 hours, a ferry leaves from both sites.
Departures from Dover to Dunkirk: Every 2 hours, a ship leaves for Dunkirk in Dover. From Dover to Dunkirk, it leaves at 02.00, 04.00, 06.00, and so on, as shown in the timetable below. The schedule the other way around is almost the same. Only the first ship leaves later, and the last boat leaves later because of the time difference.
Dover Dunkirk Timetable
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Departures from Dunkirk to Dover
- Departure every 2 hours
- Starting from 04.00 until 23.59 (the last ship of the day)
Route Dover – Dunkirk
The map below shows the crossing from Dover to Dunkirk (Duinkerken), a fast crossing over the North Sea / English Channel. You can zoom in and out to see more specifics about the route.
Departure, sailing time & arrival
Ferry to Dover and Dunkirk
Frequently Asked Questions
Several questions are frequently asked for these crossings between Dover and Dunkirk
Are there ATMs on DFDS vessels on this connection?
How long does the crossing from Dover and Dunkirk take?
Can I bring my pet on board??
Can you bring a bicycle on board the ferry?
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