DFDS ferries

Taking your caravan or motorhome on DFDS ferries

DFDS offer Channel crossings that arrive in Dunkirk, Calais and Dieppe as well as an overnight service to Ijmuiden, near Amsterdam.

DFDS routes from the UK:

  • Dover to Dunkirk – 2 hours
  • Dover to Calais - 90 minutes
  • Newhaven – Dieppe 4 hours
  • Newcastle to Ijmuiden - 13 hours (overnight)

On board:

The ships running to and from Dover have plenty of seating space, two cafes and a restaurant. There is also a duty free shop and play area for children.

The ships running between Newcastle and Ijmuiden have a selection of on-board restaurants and bars, as well as a club, cinema and casino. There is also live entertainment and children’s entertainment.

Pets:

Pets can travel on-board DFDS ships under the DEFRA Pet Travel Scheme (PETS). 

On the Dover and Newhaven routes, pets must remain in your vehicle during the crossing and the cost is £15 each way for Dover and £18 each way for Newhaven.  

On the Newcastle to Ijmuiden route, pets can travel in your vehicle, in kennels or in limited pet-friendly cabins with prices starting from £32 each way.

Watch the ferry experience