LD Lines new fast ferry launch offers between Dover and Boulogne

LD Lines announces special introductory offers on Dover to Boulogne route

By TTM on 06 May 2009 in News

To mark the start of its new high speed ferry service between Dover and Boulogne from 29 May 2009, LD Lines has announced a special introductory offer of 2000 tickets from £27.50 each way for a car and four passengers.

Based on a 5 day return, the offer is subject to availability, must be booked by 28 May 2009 and is valid for travel to the end of September 2009.

From 1 June 2009, the new Dover - Boulogne service will also be available for foot passengers to travel to and from Boulogne on selected sailings. Foot passenger fares start from £9 each way - day return £18.

LD Lines brand new fast ferry "Norman Arrow" will increase service frequency on the Dover-Boulogne route from the current two return sailings daily (by conventional ferry) to six, with the vessel operating an additional four return sailings daily.

The new craft will operate at speeds of 40 knots, provide a crossing time of just one hour and has capacity for 1200 passengers, 417 cars, or combination of 195 cars and up to 30 freight vehicles.

All types of tourist traffic will be carried including cars, caravans, motorhomes, motorcycles, coaches, foot passengers, in addition to freight.

"Norman Arrow" will become the largest-ever fast ferry to operate on the cross channel routes between England and France and the first-ever freight carrying high vessel across the Dover Straits. She is also the world's largest diesel-powered catamaran and the first Incat built 112 metre craft to operate in Europe.

Book via  www.ldlines.com or call : 0844 576 8836


Susanna Clymo, East Sussex

When LD Lines confirmed that they no longer take foot passengers to Boulogne, I had to hire a car for our foot passengers. I hired it in Ashford so that our foot passengers could arrive in Ashford by train and walk to the car hire place. There are several near to Ashford station.

The only other way is to travel to Calais as a foot passenger with another ferry company, and catch a train to Boulogne. We decided not to do that as we are a large party with newborn and very young children and older grandparents, but it should be easy as a solo traveller, or a smaller group.

29 June, 2010

Mrs S Kitchen, Billericay Essex

My Husband and i would like to travel from Dover to Boulogne on foot. Then hire a car when we get to France. Can you advise me the best way to go about this as i can only find details for travel if you are taking the Car

28 June, 2010

Roger Thomas, Melbourne Australia

In your "advertisement" (3rd paragraph)you state as from June 1 2009 that you will be able to travel as foot passengers. We wish to visit (in Oct 2010), the War Cemetery in Boulogne and are travelling by foot, ie rail London to Dover then ferry? Could you please advise what service is available.
Many Thanks RT

31 May, 2010

Susanna Clymo, East Sussex

Can you give any information on what LD foot passengers in Boulogne are expected to do? How far do they have to walk? Is there a possibility of their being met by car and transported to their hotel?

12 May, 2010

The Travel Magazine, UK

Unfortunately, you are not able to travel from Dover to Boulogne on LD Lines as a foot passenger. This is because the hub of the port where they dock is too far away from the town to walk and there is no transfer service available.

1 May, 2010


hi how do i book a return trip -from dover to boulogne- me and my hUsband will be travelling in june as foot passengers and this option is not available on you site.

30 April, 2010

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