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Dover to Dunkirk ferry

There are usually 10 daily sailings, and up to 69 weekly between Dover and Dunkirk This ferry route is operated by DFDS Seaways. Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Dover Dunkirk ferries

Dover Dunkirk Ferry Times

The earliest Dover Dunkirk ferry sailings typically depart Dover at around 02:00. The average sailing time is approximately 2h 0m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 0m.

Dover Dunkirk Ferry Prices

Dover Dunkirk ferry prices typically range between £90* and £248*. The average price is typically £181*. The cheapest Dover Dunkirk ferry prices start from £25*. The average price for a foot passenger is £275.0*. The average price for a car is £177.0*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Pricing taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 2023-03-11

How far is it from Dover to Dunkirk?

The distance between Dover to Dunkirk is approximately 59.9 miles (96.4km), or 52.1 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can i travel by car on the Dover Dunkirk ferry?

Yes, DFDS Seaways allow cars on board for ferries between Dover and Dunkirk. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Dover and Dunkirk.

Can i travel as a foot passenger from Dover to Dunkirk?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with between Dover and Dunkirk

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Dover - Dunkirk Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 1
Operators DFDS Seaways
Average Price £183*
Average Daily Sailings 9
Average Weekly Sailings 64
Average Sailing Duration 2h 0m
First Ferry 02:00
Last Ferry 23:59
Distance 52 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk?

The ferry crossing time from Dover to Dunkirk is approximately 2h. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk?

Dover to Dunkirk ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Dover to Dunkirk is £183. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Dover to Dunkirk?

There is 1 ferry operator for Dover to Dunkirk and this is
  • DFDS Seaways

How can I book ferry tickets from Dover to Dunkirk?

Book ferries from Dover to Dunkirk through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

How far is Dunkirk from Dover?

The distance between Dover to Dunkirk is approximately 52 nautical Miles.

Dover Dunkirk Ferry reviews

  • "Smooth sailing "

    It was one of the most straightforward sailing to and from Dover. From the check in to the end of the journey, it was trouble and stress free. The ship was clean and well equipped and we had a comfortable journey. Thank you ! 

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  • "Happy with the service."

    I booked premium lounge which has better standard and quiet area. You can enjoy ride with cup of coffe and sit on comfortable sofa.

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  • "First time"

    This was our first time travelling by ferry so we were a little anxious on what to expect. Once you’re out of the harbour you don’t realise the time, it’s literally plain sailing.  We would definitely use again, even though the fish smelt so nice my hubby wasn’t a fan, other than that great. All staff were polite and friendly. 

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  • "Pleasant journey"

    Very good and comfortable

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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.

Which is better Dover or Dunkerque?

Dover and Dunkerque are both important port cities located on opposite sides of the English Channel. Each city has its own unique characteristics and attractions.

Dover, situated in southeastern England, is known for its iconic white cliffs and its historical significance. The Dover Castle, one of the largest castles in England, offers breathtaking views of the channel. The city is also home to the famous Dover Museum, showcasing artifacts from the Roman era to World War II. Furthermore, Dover is a major ferry port connecting England to mainland Europe, making it a convenient gateway for travelers.

On the other hand, Dunkerque, located in northern France, has a rich maritime heritage. The city boasts beautiful sandy beaches and a vibrant waterfront. The Port Museum presents the history of Dunkerque's maritime industry, while the Dunkirk War Museum commemorates the famous evacuation of Allied troops during World War II. Dunkerque is also well-known for its annual carnival, attracting thousands of visitors. Ultimately, whether Dover or Dunkerque is better depends on personal preferences. Dover offers stunning natural scenery and historical sites, while Dunkerque provides a mix of maritime attractions and a lively atmosphere. Both cities have their own charm and cultural significance, making them worth exploring.

How many days in Dunkerque is enough?

The ideal number of days to spend in Dunkerque depends on your interests and the activities you plan to do. For a general visit, 2-3 days should be sufficient to explore the main attractions. This will allow you to visit the beautiful beaches, stroll along the promenade, and enjoy the local cuisine. If you are interested in the city's history and culture, you might want to spend an extra day to visit the Dunkirk War Museum and the Port Museum. Additionally, if you plan to attend the famous Dunkirk Carnival, which takes place over several weekends in February and March, you may want to allocate more time to fully immerse yourself in the festivities. Overall, 2-4 days should be enough to experience the highlights of Dunkerque.

Dover to Dunkirk Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 13/05/2024 and 19/05/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
DFDS Seaways 02:00 04:00 2 hours Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
DFDS Seaways 06:00 08:00 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
DFDS Seaways 08:00 10:00 2 hours Everyday
DFDS Seaways 10:00 12:00 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
DFDS Seaways 12:00 14:00 2 hours Everyday
DFDS Seaways 14:00 16:00 2 hours Everyday
DFDS Seaways 16:00 18:00 2 hours Everyday
DFDS Seaways 18:00 20:00 2 hours Everyday
DFDS Seaways 20:00 22:00 2 hours Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
DFDS Seaways 22:00 00:00 2 hours Everyday

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