Ferries to Boulogne from Dover

Take a ferry to Boulogne in northern France, from the southeast coast of England, Dover with LD Lines. They operate a daily service in both directions.

Destination: Boulogne

Boulogne has kept much of its charm as a traditional fishing port which compliments the fact that LD Lines have exclusive use of the passenger port. The old walled town with the chàteau and the colossal dome of the cathedral is worth exploring on foot, although many of the restaurants may have more British customers than French.

The shops along Rue Thiers, Grand Rue and Rue Victor Hugo are worth browsing for anything from fine leather bags to glassware. For an afternoon or Sunday morning head for Nausicaa, France's National Sea Centre on Boulevard Ste Breuve, which is open all year. Glass tunnels with sea-lions swimming all around and the touch tank keep visitors wide-eyed. In warm weather there are catamarans and windsurf boards for hire as well as sandyachts and even chars à voile (windsurfing on wheels).


Dover Terminals are conveniently situated just off the A20 at the Western Docks and are clearly signposted. Car parking for both port terminals is adjacent to Cruise Terminal 1.

Route Summary

Average Sailing Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Number of sailings from Dover: Up to 2 crossings per day
Sailing times: 07.00, 12.30

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