DFDS Seaways freight ferry shipping line

Dover - Calais

We now offer two choices to cross the Channel from Dover. Our Dover - Calais and Dover - Dunkirk services are particularly attractive for driver-accompanied traffic, also offering limited space for unaccompanied trailers.

We offer a total of 44 departures a day from Dover, Dunkirk or Calais.

Let us pre check your hazardous shipments, ensuring a smoother and quick check-in process on arrival at the ports.

If you should have any questions on either our Calais or Dunkirk service, please do not hesitate to contact our sales team via email dover.freightsales@dfds.com

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.

Get a free meal

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Terms & Conditions – One free main course (Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner) per commercial driver on the DOVER<>CALAIS and DOVER<>DUNKERQUE routes. All passengers accounted for on the freight lane hanger will receive a free main course. One main course per person. Freight passengers must collect their free main course in person. Main course will be provided in the Road Kings areas only. Extra food items are not included in this offer and must be paid for separately. Not valid in any other outlets. Offer subject to availability on a first-come first- served basis. No refunds will be offered. No cash alternative and/or change given. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Road Kings meal cards will not be stamped when taking part in this offer. "LANE HANGERS" must be presented at the till to qualify for this offer. Offer valid from 01/08/2013 . This offer may be withdrawn or extended at any time without prior notice. Please visit www.freight.dfdsseaways.com for full terms and conditions.

 


Schedule

From Dover

Departures from Dover
Monday 00:30 02:30 05:15 07:30 10:15 12:15 14:45 16:45 19:15 21:15
Tuesday 00:30 02:30 05:15 07:30 10:15 12:15 14:45 16:45 19:15 21:15
Wednesday 00:30 02:30 05:15 07:30 10:15 12:15 14:45 16:45 19:15 21:15
Thursday 00:30 02:30 05:15 07:30 10:15 12:15 14:45 16:45 19:15 21:15
Friday 00:30 02:30 05:15 07:30 10:15 12:15 14:45 16:45 19:15 21:15
Saturday 00:30 02:30 05:15 07:30 10:15 12:15 14:45 16:45 19:15 21:15
Sunday 00:30 07:30 10:15 12:15 14:45 16:45 19:15 21:15

From Calais

Departures from Calais
Monday 01:00 04:00 06:00 09:00 11:00 13:30 15:30 18:00 20:00 23:00
Tuesday 01:00 04:00 06:00 09:00 11:00 13:30 15:30 18:00 20:00 23:00
Wednesday 01:00 04:00 06:00 09:00 11:00 13:30 15:30 18:00 20:00 23:00
Thursday 01:00 04:00 06:00 09:00 11:00 13:30 15:30 18:00 20:00 23:00
Friday 01:00 04:00 06:00 09:00 11:00 13:30 15:30 18:00 20:00 23:00
Saturday 01:00 04:00 06:00 09:00 11:00 13:30 15:30 18:00 20:00 23:00
Sunday 06:00 09:00 11:00 13:30 15:30 18:00 20:00 23:00

For further information on our Dover - Calais service, please contact your sales manager or a member of our Freight Customer Services team

We look forward to welcoming you onboard

Yours Faithfully

Wayne Bullen (Freight Sales Director)

Hazardous cargo

All vehicles carrying Dangerous Goods must have least 2 lashing rings attached to each side the main frame of the chassis, or sufficient lashing points to enable secure lashing to the ships deck. If the vehicle does not comply with the IMO/MCA rules for transport of Dangerous Goods on Ro-Pax vessels, DFDS will not allow this vehicle to ship.

  • DFDS Seaways reserve the right to apply surcharges for the carriage of any Hazardous shipments.
  • All vehicles carrying hazardous goods MUST be pre advised 4 hours prior to vehicle arriving at the port of departure
  • Pre-booked hazardous traffic must be checked in 2 hours prior to scheduled time of departure.
  • All unaccompanied trailers must be checked in 1 1/2 hours prior to scheduled time of departure.
  • Time specific Accompanied & non-hazardous traffic must be checked in 1 hour before departure

Abnormal loads Dover - Calais

An abnormal load shipping via our Dover- Calais route is anything that EXCEEDS ANY of the following:

  • A Height exceeding 4.4 metres and/or
  • A width exceeding 3 metres and/or
  • A Length exceeding 20 metres and/or
  • A weight greater than 44 tons.

On our Dover - Calais route DFDS limites in terms of vehicle size are :

  • Maximum height 4.4m
  • Maximum Width 5.0m
  • Maximum length 26m

An excess width surcharge will be applied to all vehicles greater 2.5 metres.

Application is required 24 hrs prior to schedule time of departure & details are to be faxed to port of departure:

Dover
For assistance please call +44 (0) 1304 874001

All vehicles carrying Dangerous Goods must have least 2 lashing rings attached to each side the main frame of the chassis, or sufficient lashing points to enable secure lashing to the ships deck. If the vehicle does not comply with the IMO/MCA rules for transport of Dangerous Goods on Ro-Pax vessels, DFDS will not allow this vehicle to ship.

Onboard services

We fully understand and appreciate the needs of our regular freight customers, therefore whilst onboard our vessels we are pleased to offer the Road Kings lounge and restaurant as designated accommodation for our freight drivers. This area offers a luxurious lounge and dinning area extensive showers facilities, internet access and free coffee, tea and soft drinks.

In addition to this we are now very pleased to make the purchasing of AGES Eurovignette certificates available for sale on vessels both to Calais and Dunkirk, along with supporting the purchase of the UK Levy.

Loyalty counts - Road Kings drivers club

Freight is an essential part of our business and to show how important our loyal freight customers are to us, we have instigated the Road Kings Drivers Club. A s a Road Kings member you can benefit from special privileges every time they sail.

Benefits include:

  • FREE Main Meal  for our freight drivers 
  • Save in the Onboard Shop - on presentation of your lane hanger you will be able to obtain upto 10% discount on all products excluding cigarettes and alcohol.
  • Save 15% off Channel crossings with your car when you call +44 130 487 4191quoting your "Road Kings".
    Roadkings benefits leaflet. You can download and print the leaflet by clicking by following this link