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Dunkirk Dover Ferries

Ferries from Dunkirk to Dover typically sail 10 times daily and up to 71 times weekly. The Dunkirk Dover ferry is operated by DFDS Seaways. Dunkirk Dover Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Dunkirk to Dover Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Dunkirk to Dover typically departs Dunkirk at about 02:00. The average sailing time of a Dunkirk Dover ferry is approximately 2h 0m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 0m.

Dunkirk Dover Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Dunkirk Dover ferries typically range between €86* and €249*. The average price is around €177*. The cheapest ferry prices from Dunkirk to Dover start from €21*. The average price for a foot passenger is €120*. The average price for a car ferry is €171*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

What is the distance between Dunkirk and Dover?

The distance between Dunkirk to Dover is approximately 59.9 miles (96.4km), or 52.1 nautical miles.

Is there a Dunkirk Dover car ferry?

Yes, DFDS Seaways offer a car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Dunkirk and Dover.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Dunkirk Dover ferry?

Currently foot passengers can not travel onboard Dunkirk Dover ferries.

Dunkirk Dover Ferry Operator Schedules

  • DFDS Seaways - 74 weekly sailings, 10 daily sailings

Dunkirk to Dover Ferry Alternatives

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Dunkirk - Dover Route summary
Departure Country France
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators DFDS Seaways
Average Price 217 €*
Average Daily Sailings 9
Average Weekly Sailings 65
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 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Dunkirk to Dover?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Dunkirk to Dover is 2h. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • How much is the ferry from Dunkirk to Dover?

    Dunkirk to Dover is approximately 167 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Dunkirk to Dover?

    There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Dunkirk to Dover and this is
    • DFDS Seaways
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Dunkirk to Dover?

    Book Dunkirk to Dover tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Dunkirk to Dover?

    Unfortunately no, only passengers with vehicles can take ferries from Dunkirk to Dover.
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Dunkirk to Dover?

    Yes, you can travel with a car from Dunkirk to Dover with the following operators
    • DFDS Seaways
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Dunkirk to Dover?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
    • DFDS Seaways
  • How far is Dover from Dunkirk?

    Dunkirk to Dover is approximately 52 nautical miles distance apart.

Dunkirk Dover Ferry reviews

  • "Crossing "

    Nice and relaxed, quick loading and unloading

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  • "perfect crossing"

    very friendly staff.No complaints.

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  • "Thank you..."

    Thank you for very good ferry ...

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  • "Great experience"

    There and back on the ferry, even changed for only 6 euro to Dover and then got me on an earlier ferry to Calais no charge. Well pleased and will use you again on my road trips back and forth from Spain. Traffic in the uk horrendous though, not dfds fault.

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Dunkirk Guide

Located in the Nord department in northern France, the town and port of Dunkirk is around 10 km from the Belgian border. This industrial city depends heavily on its steel industry, on food processing, oil refining, ship building and its chemical industries. Dunkirk is France's third largest harbour after Le Havre and Marseille. Visitors to the town will find many things to do and see. The Musee Portuaire contains exhibits of images concerning the history of the port, the Musee des Beaux-Arts contains a large collection of Flemish, Italian and French paintings and sculptures, and the carnival of Dunkirk.

Unsurprisingly, seafood features heavily on the menus of this coastal town's restaurants. Located just a short distance from the Belgian border, moules and frites are popular as are oysters and many other Flemish dishes. If shopping is what you're after then head to the town centre where you will find a lovely mix of boutique shops around Place Jean Bart. Also pop into Centre Marine shopping mall to shop in French fashion stores. There are also a couple of hypermarkets a short distance from the town.

A single ferry route operates from the port of Dunkirk to the port of Dover in England with 11 sailings per day.


Dover Guide

The town and port of Dover is located on the south east coast of England, in the county of Kent. The major ferry port lies on the English Channel coast, at its narrowest point between England and France. Dover is the world's busiest passenger port with roughly 16 million travellers, 2 million lorries, nearly 3 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year. Providing an iconic backdrop to the town are its white chalk cliffs and are an impressive sight when entering the port by ferry.

A popular tourist attraction in the town is the 12th century Dover Castle which stands guard over the town. The medieval castle has been described as the "Key to England" because of its defensive importance over the centuries, and is also England's largest castle. Today, the castle is a designated Scheduled Monument which means that it is a nationally important historic building and archaeological site that is protected against unauthorised change. It is also a Grade I listed building and an internationally recognised important structure. The castle, its secret tunnels and surrounding land are all now owned by English Heritage.


Dunkirk to Dover Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 19/02/2024 and 25/02/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
DFDS Seaways 04:00 06:00 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
DFDS Seaways 06:00 08:00 2 hours Everyday
DFDS Seaways 08:00 10:00 2 hours Tue, Wed
DFDS Seaways 10:00 12:00 2 hours Everyday
DFDS Seaways 12:00 14:00 2 hours Everyday
DFDS Seaways 14:00 16:00 2 hours Tue, Wed
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 Tue
DFDS Seaways 22:00 00:00 2 hours Everyday
DFDS Seaways 23:59 01:59 2 hours Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

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