Dover To Dunkerque Ferry Crossing

Norfolkline offer a ferry service between the south east cost of England, Dover and the north of France, Dunkerque. There are up to 12 daily departures with an approximate crossing time of 2 hours.

You can always be sure of a friendly welcome at the distinctive Norfolkline travel centre within the Dover Terminal. Check-in arrangements have recently been upgraded in both Dover and Dunkerque to ensure faster through-put and less hassle. At the Dunkerque Terminal they have created a lounge area with facilities for the disabled and a new shop, The Bottle Stop, has been opened offering a comprehensive stock of wines and beers at competitive prices. The shop opens 12 hours a day from 09:00, Mondays to Fridays, and from 09:00 to 18:00 on Saturdays.

Destination: Dunkerque

Dunkerque started life in the 8th century as a simple fishing harbour. It became famous as a haven for pirates who preyed on shipping in the North Sea - the most celebrated being the local hero, Jean Bart. Today's the dunes of Dunkerque make it a seaside resort. The city is remarkably green for a major international port and industrial centre, handling bulk cargoes from all over the world, as well as being a ferry port for cars and freight with many lorries crossing between the UK and Europe.

Dunkerque, just 2 hours from Dover with direct links to the A16 and A25 motorways, is more convenient than Calais for many French destinations. It is also better situated for Belgium and Holland as well as providing shorter drive times to Germany, Switzerland and beyond. What's more, Norfolkline is the only ferry company sailing to Dunkerque so there is less congestion and traffic in the port. This means you're on your way more quickly and the roads are a lot quieter.


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: 2 hours
Number of sailings from Dover: Up to 12 crossings per day
Sailing times: 02.00, 04.00, 06.00, 08.00, 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.20, 23.59

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