How to Get to Dunkirk

Trains and Ferries

There is only one operator that offers a direct route from Dover to Dunkirk and this service is offered by Norfolkline Ferries.

If you are happy to drive from Calais, you can choose from DFDS Seaways, P&O Ferries, Eurotunnel and Eurostar. Check out our guide below for an overview of each cross-channel operator’s services.

PS Don’t forget your passport.

By Ferry

Ferry is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get to Calais, and the services offered by ferry companies have improved massively in recent years. More competition has encouraged better prices, and there is now a great choice of places to catch the ferry from. Ferries are far less hassle than planes, saving you time and aggravation, as well as money. If you need your car, the benefits are huge, taking your own car on a ferry saves you having to sort out transport when you arrive in France, it also enables you to carry a lot of luggage to and from France!

P&O Ferries

Tel: 08705 20 20 20

P&O Ferries

Check-in: 30 minutes

Journey time: 75 minutes

Frequency: Every 45 minutes a peak time

Leaving From: Dover to Calais


Tel: 0844 847 5042


Check-in: 45 minutes
Journey time: 2 hours
Frequency: up to 12 sailings daily at peak time
Leaving From: Dover to Dunkirk

By Train


Tel: 08705 186 186 – Please note a £5 booking fee applies to phone bookings


Check-in: 30 minutes – Changes depending on your ticket type see Eurostar Check In for more details

Journey time: 50 minutes

Frequency: 3 times per day at peak times

Leaving From: London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet. and Ashford to Calais Fréthun. This TGV stop is some distance from Calais itself; there are shuttle buses and taxis.

Note: Eurostar does not carry vehicles. Foot passengers only.