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DFDS timetable, prices & availability

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The shipping company DFDS introduces itself

A true visionary should be found in 1866 as the founder of the Det Forenede Dampskibs-Salskab - The United Steamship Company - prove. The industrialist CF Tietgen had recognized the signs of the times and relied on steamships that were larger, more reliable, faster and far more effective than the sailing ships of the time. His idea was a merger of several Northern European ferry companies in order to be competitive on the world market. With success, because 150 years later, the shipping company is still one of the oldest and most successful companies in Denmark. The company's headquarters are in Copenhagen. In 2019 the company received the award again World's Leading Ferry Operator happy - for the ninth time in a row. Every year, the fleet's 50 ships bring around six million travelers safely and reliably to their destination.

Important ferry connections

The ferry company operates ten passenger routes on the North and Baltic Seas and the English Channel. You can reach Great Britain in no time from four Northern European ports. The Amsterdam-Newcastle route is operated daily from Newcastle from there are still 90 kilometers to the Scottish border. The Calais-Dover route is the shortest at just 90 minutes Connection to England, 30 crossings are offered here per day. You will experience two European metropolises on the Copenhagen-Oslo route, the Baltic States await you on your journey from Kiel into Lithuanian Klaipeda. Incidentally, there are no luggage restrictions at DFDS.

Relaxation and maritime experience

The company attaches particular importance to ensuring that all passengers arrive relaxed and rested at their desired destination. All ships are spacious and modernly equipped. Depending on the route, duration and ship, the offer may vary accordingly. During your 90-minute crossing from Calais to Dover, you can look forward to an on-board shop, various restaurants and cafes. Even childcare is thought of. If you opt for an overnight connection, you can expect excellent restaurants, a wide range of entertainment and leisure activities and a comfortably equipped cabin. Professional animators, kids club, special play areas and child-friendly meals ensure that even small passengers can enjoy the crossing in a good mood. After an exclusive dinner or international cuisine in the all-you-can-eat restaurant, you can spend your evening pleasantly with live music, late-night parties, shopping, roulette or a visit to the cinema. Whether a single, double or multi-bed cabin with up to five berths, whether inside or outside, whether standard or luxury: at DFDS everyone will find the cabin that suits them. On request, spacious cabins ensure barrier-free access. Those who travel with dogs will appreciate the particularly pet-friendly cabins with vinyl floors.

The current routes from DFDS

Ferry connectionPort of departureDestination portWeekly departuresDuration of the crossing
Ferry Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) - NewcastleAmsterdam (Ijmuiden) (Holland, North Sea ferries)Newcastle (England, North Sea Ferries, Great Britain)Once a week16 hour (s) 45 minutes
Ferry Calais - DoverCalais (France, canal ferries)Dover (England, Canal Ferries, Great Britain)15 times a day1 hour (s) 30 minutes
Ferry Dieppe - NewhavenDieppe (France, Canal Ferries, Normandy)Newhaven (England, Canal Ferries, Great Britain)4 times a day4 hour (s)
Dover - Calais ferryDover (England, Canal Ferries, Great Britain)Calais (France, canal ferries)15 times a day1 hour (s) 30 minutes
Ferry Dover - DunkirkDover (England, Canal Ferries, Great Britain)Dunkirk (France)12 times a day2 hour (s)
Dunkirk - Dover ferryDunkirk (France)Dover (England, Canal Ferries, Great Britain)12 times a day2 hour (s)
Kapellskär - Paldiski ferryKapellskar (Sweden)Paldiski (Estonia)Once a week9 hour (s)
Ferry Karlshamn - KlaipedaKarlshamn (Sweden)Klaipeda (Lithuania)Once a week13 hour (s)
Ferry Kiel - KlaipedaKiel (Germany)Klaipeda (Lithuania)Once a week20 hour (s)
Ferry Klaipeda - KarlshamnKlaipeda (Lithuania)Karlshamn (Sweden)Once a week13 hour (s)
Ferry Klaipeda - KielKlaipeda (Lithuania)Kiel (Germany)Once a week20 hour (s)
Ferry Newcastle - Amsterdam (Ijmuiden)Newcastle (England, North Sea Ferries, Great Britain)Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) (Holland, North Sea ferries)Once a week15 hour (s) 45 minutes
Newhaven - Dieppe ferryNewhaven (England, Canal Ferries, Great Britain)Dieppe (France, Canal Ferries, Normandy)3 times a day4 hour (s)
Ferry Frederikshavn - OsloFrederikshavn (Denmark)Oslo (Norway)Once a week9 hour (s) 15 minutes
Ferry Copenhagen - OsloCopenhagen (Denmark)Oslo (Norway)Once a week17 hour (s) 15 minutes
Ferry Oslo - FrederikshavnOslo (Norway)Frederikshavn (Denmark)Once a week11 hour (s) 45 minutes
Ferry Oslo - CopenhagenOslo (Norway)Copenhagen (Denmark)Once a week17 hour (s) 15 minutes
Ferry Paldiski - KapellskärPaldiski (Estonia)Kapellskar (Sweden)Once a week9 hour (s) 30 minutes
Ferry Paldiski - HankoPaldiski (Estonia)Hanko (Finland)Once a week9 hour (s) 30 minutes
Ferry Hanko - PaldiskiHanko (Finland)Paldiski (Estonia)Once a week9 hour (s) 30 minutes

DFDS target areas

DFDS offers ferry connections to the following destinations:

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