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 runs 11 times a day between France and the UK. This ferry takes you to the other side in 2 hours. This makes it one of the shortest crossings back and forth to France together with the crossings to Calais.
The big advantage of travelling by ferry is that you can easily bring your own car. Great for those who want to go on holiday to France or another European country. Together with Calais-Dover, the crossing from Dover to Dunkirk is one of the most well-known and busiest in Europe.
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Ferry to Dunkirk & Dover
This ferry ride takes you in only 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 can be easily booked at DFDS
Tickets Dover – Dunkirk
It is advisable to book in advance, but it is often no problem to take a last-minute crossing. It is often the case that prices rise as it gets busier.
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 exactly the same. Only the first ship leaves later, and the last ship leaves later as well, because of the time difference.
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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)
Departure, sailing time & arrival
Ferry to Dover and Dunkirk
Frequently Asked Questions
There are a number of questions that 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?