Dover to Dunkirk ferry crossings connects southern England with northern France. The ferry route is very popular and is operated by DFDS Seaways. DFDS Seaways sail up to 24 times per day with an approximate journey time of 2 hours.

The Dover to Dunkirk ferry crossing is not as popular as the Dover to Calais crossing. It is however, worth considering as an alternative route into France and Europe. Lots of people choose the route when they are going to northern European countries such as Belgium, the Netherlands or Germany.

Dover ferry port lies in the county of Kent along the southeast coast of England. Dunkirk ferry port lies approximately 40 minutes to the east of Calais near to the Belgian border.

Why pick a Dover to Dunkirk ferry?

DFDS Seaways who operate the Dover Dunkirk ferry route currently have up to 24 crossings per day. This is the second-largest number of crossings from mainland UK to France and offers plenty of choices.

Dunkirk also boasts fantastic motorway links to many major cities in both France and the rest of Europe including ​​​Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answer below to some of the most frequently asked questions about this popular ferry route to help you plan your journey.

How long is the Dover Dunkirk ferry?
The Dover to Dunkirk ferry takes approximately 2 hours depending upon the tides and weather.

What time is the first ferry from Dover to Dunkirk?
The first ferry leaves at 02:00 with DFDS Seaways. Please note that ferry times do vary depending upon the time of year.

What time is the last ferry from Dover to Dunkirk?
The last ferry from Dover to Calais leaves at 23:59 with DFDS Seaways. Please note that ferry times do vary depending upon the time of year.