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Dunkirk Ferry Port

Located around a 30 minute drive north of Calais, Dunkirk Ferry Port is extremely popular for people driving to Belgium and the Netherlands. It’s the northern-most port in France and you can reach it in just 2 hours on a ferry from the UK.

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Dunkirk Ferry Port, France

Dunkirk Ferry Routes

There’s one route operated between Dunkirk and England, which is the Dunkirk-Dover ferry crossing.

Dunkirk Ferry to Dover

DFDS is the only ferry operator sailing on the cross-Channel route, offering up to 11 crossings daily each way. Additional sailings are put on during the school holidays, providing even more choice for when you travel. Although foot passengers are not permitted on the service, you can still pick up great deals on tickets with prices starting from just over £80 each way.

Facilities at Dunkirk Ferry Port


Getting to Dunkirk

The DFDS Dunkirk Ferry Port terminal is located approximately 10 miles south-west of the town itself and has great links to the express road network. The Port address is DFDS Dunkirk (Dunkerque) Car Ferry Terminal, Port 5670, Route de la Maison Blanche, 59279 Loon-Plage

🚗 By car: If you’re travelling from Belgium use the A16 motorway and take Exit 53 for Dunkirk. The terminal can also be reached via the A25 from Lille or the A1/A26 from Paris.

🚈 By train: The train station at Dunkirk is a 10 mile (25 minute taxi ride) from the DFDS ferry port. Services from the station include high speed trains to Paris and Lille, together with regional trains to Arras and Calais.

Common questions on Dunkirk Ferry Port

How early should I arrive at the Dunkirk ferry terminal?

Check-in closes 120 minutes before departure at peak times during school holidays and 60 minutes before departure during other periods.

How long is the Dunkirk to Dover ferry?

The average sailing time from Dunkirk to Dover is 2 hours. You’ll gain an hour on your return to England due to the time difference between the UK and France.

Is there parking at Dunkirk port?

Free short-term parking (for customers only) is available in front of the main DFDS Ferries building at the terminal.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Dunkirk?

DFDS doesn’t allow foot passengers on ferries between Dunkirk and Dover.

Is Dunkirk less busy than Calais?

Dunkirk Ferry Port is usually not as busy as Calais due the number of companies operating on the Dover-Calais route. It’s also closer to the Belgium border and is often a better option for those travelling north of France.

How far is Belgium from Dunkirk?

You can reach the border between France and Belgium in about 30 minutes from Dunkirk ferry terminal. Bruges is around 60 miles from the port and Brussels is just under 110 miles away.



  • 11 sailings daily between Dunkirk & Dover
  • 2 hour journey time

*Price one-way for car + 4 people