Ferry from Dover to Dunkirk

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

There are multiple daily ferry connections from Dover in the UK to Dunkirk in France. Find ferries, compare prices and book your ferry tickets from Dover to Dunkirk on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Dover to Dunkirk

Dover Dunkirk Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 02:00 Last trip: 23:59 Average duration: 3h Price range: 79.90 € - 179.00 €
Dunkirk Dover Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 02:00 Last trip: 23:59 Average duration: 1h Price range: 78.29 € - 180.00 €
Ferry companies DFDS

Is there a ferry from Dover to Dunkirk?

The Dover - Dunkirk ferry route is available with up to 10 daily crossings all year round. The route is operated by the DFDS ferry company.

Important: due to operational reasons, you cannot travel as a foot passenger on the Dover - Dunkirk route; you can only travel with a vehicle.

What’s the ferry schedule from Dover to Dunkirk?

The earliest ferry from Dover departs at 06:00 and arrives in Dunkirk at 08:00, while the latest ferry departs around midnight arriving at 02:00, the next morning at the port of Dunkirk in France.

Tip: please note that the ferry timetable for the route from Dover to Dunkirk is subject to change. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the crossing on Ferryhopper.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk?

The ferry ticket price from Dover to Dunkirk starts at €152 for a single ticket. The final ticket cost depends on vehicle selection, discounts, offers, and seat type.

The ferry ticket cost also depends on the booking date: fares are higher if you wish to travel that very day or the next 2 days.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the Dover-Dunkirk ferry route. Find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.


Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Dover to Dunkirk with lower-cost ferry tickets. Ferry companies offer special discounts for specific passenger categories, including:

  • Children up to 15 years old
  • Families with children 

Note: children up to 3 years travel for free.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Dover to Dunkirk?

The ferry trip from Dover to Dunkirk lasts about 2 hr.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Dover to Dunkirk?

The connections from Dover to Dunkirk are usually operated by conventional ferries. The fastest ferry to Dunkirk reaches the port in 2 hr.

What’s the distance between Dover and Dunkirk?

The distance between Dover and Dunkirk is 47 nautical miles (around 87 km). 

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Dunkirk from Dover

Take a look at some useful tips for your ferry trip to Dunkirk:

  • Make sure to arrive at the Dover port well in advance. During peak season and holidays, we recommend that you arrive at the port at least 90 min before departure.
  • Since there is a 1-hr time difference between the UK and France, don’t get confused! The ferry trip takes 1.5 hr, and not 2.5 hr.
  • To travel from the UK to France, you need a valid passport.
  • Dover - Dunkirk is one of the fastest ferry crossings between the UK and France. You can also take the ferry to Calais from Dover and explore the popular destination and beautiful French city with ease.

Where to take the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk

Ferries to Dunkirk in France depart regularly from the port of Dover, which is one of the world's busiest passenger ports.

Dover is around 112 km from London and you can get to the port by car in less than 2.5 hr, via the M20 which merges into the A20 at Folkstone. You can also travel from London to Dover by train. Dover Priory is the nearest train station to Dover ferry Terminals. You can walk from the station to the Passenger Terminal in about 25 min.

You will find all necessary amenities in the Passenger Services Building (PSB), located on the west side of the port. Facilities include cash and currency services, toilets, cash points, vending machines, free Wi-Fi access, restaurants, and a games room.

Can I travel on the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk with a car?

Yes, ferries from Dover to Dunkirk have car decks. In fact, you can only travel between these destinations by ferry if you bring your vehicle.

Ferry luggage

On DFDS ferries, each passenger can carry up to 50 kg of luggage. Note that there are no luggage carts.


The ferries traveling from Dover to Dunkirk have cabins, as well as numbered seats.

Pet travel 

Pets are welcome to travel with DFDS ferries. However, pets are not allowed in public areas and should remain in your vehicle throughout the ferry trip to Dunkirk. Also, keep in mind that you need to book a pet ticket before your trip.

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