DFDS Seaways freight ferry shipping route 

Dover - Dunkirk

This service is particularly attractive for driver-accompanied freight, which can be pre-booked on scheduled departures, as the driver facilities are second to none.

We have combined our experience as both a ferry operator and an international road haulier to provide a service designed specifically for the freight market with the speed, comfort and economy our customers expect and value.

Freight drivers enjoy a number of on-board benefits including substantially discounted meals, free hot drinks, free showers and currency exchange free of commission.

This route is serviced by the Dunkerque Seaways, the Dover Seaways and the Delft Seaways with up to 12 departures per day in both directions with a crossing time of approximately 2 hours.

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. This offer may be withdrawn or extended at any time without prior notice.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

Please find our dry dock Schedule till week 5 here

From Dover

Departures from Dover
Monday - -04:00 06:00 08:00 10:00 12:00 14:00 16:00 18:00 20:00 22:00 23:59
Tuesday 02:00 04:00 06:00 08:00 10:00 12:00 14:00 16:00 18:00 20:00 22:00 23:59
Wednesday 02:00 04:00 06:00 08:00 10:00 12:00 14:00 16:00 18:00 20:00 22:00 23:59
Thursday 02:00 04:00 06:00 08:00 10:00 12:00 14:00 16:00 18:00 20:00 22:00 23:59
Friday 02:00 04:00 06:00 08:00 10:00 12:00 14:00 16:00 18:00 20:00 22:00 23:59
Saturday 02:00 - 06:00 08:00 10:00 12:00 14:00 16:00 18:00 - 22:00 -
Sunday - - - 08:00 - 12:00 14:00 16:00 18:00 20:00 22:00 23:59

From Dunkirk

Departures from Dunkirk
Monday 02:01 04:01 06:01 08:01 10:01 12:01 14:01 16:01 18:01 20:01 22:01 23:58
Tuesday 02:01 04:01 06:01 08:01 10:01 12:01 14:01 16:01 18:01 20:01 22:01 23:58
Wednesday 02:01 04:01 06:01 08:01 10:01 12:01 14:01 16:01 18:01 20:01 22:01 23:58
Thursday 02:01 04:01 06:01 08:01 10:01 12:01 14:01 16:01 18:01 20:01 22:01 23:58
Friday 02:01 04:01 06:01 08:01 10:01 12:01 14:01 16:01 18:01 20:01 22:01 23:58
Saturday - 04:01 06:01 08:01 10:01 12:01 14:01 16:01 - 20:01 - -
Sunday - - 06:01 - 10:01 12:01 14:01 16:01 18:01 20:01 22:01 -

Please note that all times were correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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

An abnormal load shipping via Dover/Dunkirk is anything that EXCEEDS ANY of the following:

  • A width greater than 3.2 metres
  • A length greater than 22 metres
  • A height exceeding 4.8 metres
  • A weight greater than 45 tons

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 (fax): +44 (0) 1304 874001
For assistance please call +44 (0) 1304 874040

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 all three of our vessels on the Dover - Dunkerque service.

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. As a Road Kings  member you can benefit from special privileges every time they sail.

Benefits include:

  • FREE Meals - Buy five full-price meals at the Road Kings Restaurant and get a sixth meal free.
  • 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 1304 87 4191 quoting your "Road Kings".
  • Roadkings benefits leaflet.  You can download and print the leaflet - click on below: