A popular ferry route is Dover <-> Dunkirk which is operated by DFDS Seaways and takes around 2 hours. This route is popular due to the fact that the nearby Belgian town of Adinkerke has lower taxes on certain products like alcohol.
At the Dunkerque Terminal DFDS has a lounge area with facilities for the disabled and a shop, The Bottle Stop, offerd a comprehensive stock of wines and beers at competitive prices. The shop opens 12 hours a day from 09:00, Mondays to Fridays, and from 09:00 to 18:00 on Saturdays.
Please have your passport(s) and booking reference available at all times. Passengers should check-in no later than one hour and no longer than two hours before departure.
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Car rentals, taxis and local transport are available at Dunkirk Ferry Terminal.Access:
From A25 Lille: Join the A16, direction Calais. From A16 Dunkerque/Belgium: Take exit 53/24. Follow signs `Port Rapide/Car Ferry'. From St. Omer: The D600 crosses the A16 direct to the Terminal. From Dunkerque Centre: Follow signs for Calais - either A16 to exit 53/24 or on RN1 follow signs to `Loon Plage/Car Ferry'.
Dunkerque Ferry Port is about 1 km from the Dunkerque train station with shuttles for all the sailings. the train station is well connected to the main railway lines of France. Information for the Dunkerque train station Train Travel The high-speed TGV trains go from Lille to the rest of France.
The Lille Airport is 50 km from the city.Routes:
Tourist Information :
- DFDS: Dunkerque <> Dover
Dunkerque Dunes de Flandre is a seaside destination offering superb beaches and dunes, delicious local food, great shopping and fascinating visitor attractions. Not to mention a very warm welcome, typical of Northern France.
Dunkirk has the third largest harbor in France, after those of Le Havre and Marseille. It is also an industrial city, heavily dependent on the steel, food processing, oil refining, ship building and chemical industries.
The free-standing Belfry Saint Eloi built around 1440. This and other Belfries in the Nord are classified as World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Climb to the top of the 58 m. structure and with the help of the orientation table get a 360Ă‚ï¿½ view of the city.
The Musee Portuaire will help you discover the world of a great port and the life of the men and women who worked in it. It is situated in the heart of the historic port in an old tobacco warehouse. Tied up alongside the museum, several old ships are in the process of being restored or are already open to visitors. The jewel in the crown is the superb three-master the Duchesse Anne, the only tall ship you can visit in France.
The Musee des Beaux-Arts has a large collection of Flemish, Italian and French paintings and sculptures. The Dunkirk Carnival, which has taken place for hundreds of years, is the springtime event in northern France. It's a spectacular street procession and a series of balls, which take place over a six-week period.Don't Miss These: