Dieppe ferry port in France connects you with Newhaven in England with a choice of up to 28 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Dieppe to Newhaven crossing is from 4 hours and the crossing is operated by DFDS Seaways.
Dieppe port is located on the Normandy coast in northern France, approximately halfway between Le Havre and Calais. Operated by DFDS, Newhaven to Dieppe is the primary cross-channel ferry route from the UK, with up to four daily sailings to choose from.
Ideal for a day trip to France, sailing to the port of Dieppe takes just four hours and represents an easier option than the Dover-Calais route given the lower passenger traffic numbers. The port itself is well connected to a number of big French cities, including Paris, and western France, and you can even relax in one of the excellent Dieppe hotels available before setting off.
During the 16th and 17th Centuries, Dieppe was one of the nation’s most vital ports, with numerous colonial ships embarking to West Africa and Brazil. Its primary purpose has since shifted to attracting seaside holidaymakers, characterised by a humbleness and cosiness not usually found in the northern French port towns.
With strong ties to the Second World War, Dieppe’s main attractions include the Memorial of August 19th, commemorating the Dieppe Raid in which the Allies suffered a devastating loss of numbers during an assault on Nazi-occupied Europe, and the vast Canadian War Cemetery.
Ideal for kids, the ‘City of the Sea’ showcases the town’s long fishing history with fun exhibits and model ships, while the clifftop castle, built between the 14th and 18th Centuries, features a fascinating museum inside with Pissarro and Renoir artworks.
The Dieppe ferry port facilities include free car parking in front of the terminal building, at the seafront, while it is also possible to park on the streets for a small daily rate. For refreshments, there is a bar-cafeteria serving food and drinks, while the port also offers plenty of disabled facilities and tourist information, including access to the DFDS timetable.
Dieppe is along the coast on the A28 from Calais and Le Touquet. It is a few miles outside of Rouen on the N27. Dieppe ferry terminal is well sign-posted from the edge of the town.
A shuttle service runs from May to September from the SNCF train station to the Ferry terminal. The rest of the year, bus line 1 runs from the SNCF train station to the bus stop 'Pollet' and then you have to walk tothe Ferry terminal.
Connecting trains for the ferry port arrive at the quay. The main SNCF station - with trains to and from Paris and Rouen - is on Boulevard Clemenceau, a 500m walk from the port.
For more information on French Rail services, please visit the SNCF website.
There is a small open car park just opposite to the passenger terminal, usually reserved for foot passengers and a maximum stay of 96 hours. There is also another area where cars and caravans can park overnight further down the road. There is no charge for parking here but it is at the owner’s risk.
Quai Gaston Lalitte, 76200 Dieppe
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