Dover - Dunkirk

Cross the channel to France from Dover to Dunkirk on the brand new fleet of Norfolkline cross channel ferries good value fares.

When you plan to travel to France,  with direct links to the A16 and A25 motorways, the Dover Dunkirk route is more convenient than Calais for many destinations in France and beyond.

Among the cross channel ferry service providers, Norfolk line’s ferries France is 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, France.

This means you’re on your way from the ferry port more quickly and the roads are a lot quieter.

You can always be sure of a friendly welcome at the distinctive Norfolkline travel centre within the Dover Ferry Terminal. At our Dunkirk Terminal we have created a lounge area with facilities for the disabled and a snack bar, 'La Véranda', offering non-alcoholic drinks and food which is open 8 hours a day from 09:30 to 17:30 from Saturday to Thursday.

Norfolkline ferries provides a fast and efficient car ferry crossing across the English channel to France  from Dover to Dunkirk. It boasts of a unique service where our family travellers can enjoy the comfort and luxury of our brand new purpose built cross channel ferries with designated areas for both motorists and freight drivers

Facilities onboard our Dover-Dunkerque ferries

Our cross-channel ferry service between Dover and Dunkirk is served by the newest fleet on the channel (Dunkerque Seaways, Dover Seaways and Delft Seaways).

A wide range of facilities are available onboard to ensure you can relax and enjoy your time onboard.

 Facilities onboard our ferries to France include:

  • A VIP lounge offering unparalleled luxury
  • A wide selection of restaurants & bars
  • Dedicated play areas for children
  • Great value shopping

Dunkirk – Dunes de Flandre

Dunkirk is a seaside destination offering superb beaches and dunes, delicious food, great shopping and fascinating visitor attractions.

You may view the newly updated I Love Dunkirk leaflet here or you may read about the exclusive amenities in Dunkirk below.

The beach at Dunkirk

While the children play on the beach, you can sit back and enjoy the water sports show. With 15km of sandy beach, the Dunes de Flandre is a paradise for kite-surfers, sand-surfers and wind-surfers.

It’s difficult to imagine today that this beach was the scene of the greatest evacuation operation in military history. Over 9 days in 1940 340,000 French and British soldiers were rescued from advancing German troops by a quickly assembled fleet of about seven hundred of vessels.

Dunkirk is also a shopper’s paradise. The perfect place to stop off at the start or end of your holiday, there’s something for everyone:

  • 400 town centre shops including all your favourite brands – H&M, Mango, Kookai, Esprit…as well as French cosmetics and perfume classics such as Sephora and Marionnaud. Parking is not a problem, with 1000 free places next to the Centre Marine and the Pole Marine, the town’s two covered shopping malls.
  • Visit the largest Auchan Hypermarket in France.



Thanks to its location, Dunkirk boasts a unique combination of traditional Flemish cooking and excellent seafood. Nothing beats a delicious plate of local moules-frites accompanied by an ice-cold beer or glass of chilled white wine.

From a quick 4-course gastronomic extravaganza, one thing is for sure: Dunkirk’s huge range of restaurants represents excellent value for money.


Dunkirk’s recently re-landscaped 27-hole golf course is now a must for any golfer. Nine highly original new holes have been added, inspired by the design of Dunkirk’s 17th century military fortifications.

Driving off artillery towers and bastions, and navigating moats and lakes all make for an unforgettable golfing experience. The course is situated just 15km from the ferry terminal and 5km from the town centre.

Tourist Office Information

For additional information on accommodation and restaurants in Dunkirk, visit the Tourist Office website at or call the tourist office on

 Our ferries to Dunkirk

Norfolkline provides ferry services to Dunkirk from Dover with a crossing time of less than 2 hours with up to 12 ferry sailings per day in both directions.