Facilities and information at the Dunkirk ferry terminal.

Dunkirk is located in the Hauts-de-France region just across the border from Belgium, and close to the Netherlands. It is approximately 20-30 minutes drive from Calais on the other side. This is also the best alternative route: the crossing from Calais to Dover.

The ferry service to Dunkirk from Dover runs very regularly.

Dunkirk is an hour drive to Belgium between 3 and 4 hours drive from the Netherlands. And you can get to Germany in 3 hours as well.

From Dover the sailing to Dunkirk is 120 minutes sailing (2 hours).

Address of the DFDS terminal in Dunkirk:

  • DFDS Terminal Car ferry
  • Loon-Plage (Dunkirk)
  • Route du petit Denna, Port 5625

Facilities at the Dunkirk port.

There isn’t much to do in the Dunkirk port itself. All the basics are available such as restrooms, baby changing facilities, and a port shop, etc.

What is there to do in Dunkirk?

In Dunkirk, there are several things to do, including visiting historical landmarks such as the Musée Portuaire (Port Museum), Fort Risban, and the Leughenaer Tower Museum. You can also enjoy the beautiful beaches, such as Malo-les-Bains beach, and take leisurely walks along the promenade. Additionally, there are various shops, cafes, and restaurants to enjoy.

When you arrive at Dunkirk just follow the navigation towards the main roads and continue your travel north, east, or south. In Dunkirk, it’s pretty easy to get a good parking spot, with or without a camper or caravan. Check out the following parking for free spots:

  • Grand Large Parking
  • Parking Môle 1 Est
  • Parking Place Vauban

Ferry Tickets

The most affordable tickets are available through the ferry operator on this route, DFDS.

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