Dieppe Ferry Port
Dieppe ferry port offers a regular ferry service to Newhaven on the south coast of England.
Catch a crossing to Dieppe ferry terminal on these routes:
- Newhaven to Dieppe (DFDS Seaways)
Dieppe Ferry Terminal Map and Directions
Address: 7, Quai Gaston Lalitte 76200 Dieppe (Signed as Transmanche Ferries Dieppe Ferry Port)
Dieppe ferry port sits between the ports of Calais to the north and Le Havre further south. Dieppe is well connected to Paris and other major cities thanks to the French motorway network. Dieppe itself is France's oldest seaside resort and is well worth a visit in its own right.
Getting to Dieppe Ferry Port
Dieppe is located 195km North West of Paris and 66km from Rouen. Follow the directions from Rouen city centre along the left bank of the River Seine out of the city and onto the N27 and then towards Dieppe. The ferry terminal is well sign-posted from the edge of the town. Dieppe port is along the coast on the A28 from Calais and Le Touquet if arriving from the North.
The train station is located in the centre of Dieppe and is just a 500m walk from the port.
From May-September a bus service operates between the Transmanche Ferries Terminal and the town centre (train station). A bus is available outside of this period (Line 1), where you can alight at 'Pollet' and walk from there to the ferry terminal.
Dieppe Ferry Port Facilities
There is a bar-cafeteria with hot and cold drinks, food and snacks. The centre of Dieppe is close by and has many cafés and restaurants to choose from.
Car hire is available from the train station in the centre of Dieppe.
Disabled facilities are available at the ferry port.
There is a shuttle bus which transports foot passengers between the passenger terminal and the ships for arrivals and departures.
For Dieppe tourist information, please visit the official Dieppe Tourist Office websit.
Parking at Dieppe Ferry Port
Free parking facilities are available along the seafront and by the fishing port. It also possible to park on the streets with a daily rate of 2 Euros.
Port information is provided by Eurodrive for guidance only.
More About Dieppe
The earliest historic record of Dieppe, in 1030, mentions it as a small fishing settlement. Today, Dieppe is a bustling port city of approximately 37,000 in Normandy, just a quick ferry ride from Newhaven in England. The beautiful pebbly beach at Dieppe is the nearest to Paris and is well worth a visit. The beach has been painted by Monet, Delcroix and Gaugin, who revelled in the ethereal light here, and Dieppe has became popular with artists as a beach resort. Renoir, Delcroix, Monet, Gaugin, Sickert, Sisley, Whistler and Pissarro all visited Dieppe, as did Oscar Wilde after his release from prison in 1897, and it was here that he wrote his final work, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”. Local literary heroes Flaubert and Maupassant were also regular visitors.
Dieppe is a great place to try some local Norman seafood. Local specialties include Marmite Dieppoise (a fish and seafood stewed in cream, cider and onions, lightly flavoured with spices) and Moules Marinière (mussels in a wine, shallot and cream sauce). Every Saturday, local farmers set up their stalls in the narrow, cobblestoned streets of Dieppe, arranging their cheeses in haphazard piles and spreading arrangements of soil-covered carrots and potatoes among glistening Normandy apples on tables. There is a lovely promenade that stretches along the salty harbor at Dieppe from which to view the boats at anchor in the port. At the waterside restaurants, your waiter can probably point out the very fisherman who brought your lunch in from the sea just that morning.
In times of war, Dieppe has been an important strategic target: the town was fought over during the Hundred Years’ War, and was almost destroyed in 1694 by an Anglo-Dutch naval bombardment, being rebuilt from 1696 in a typical French style. During the Second World War, following the fall of France in 1940, Dieppe was occupied by forces of the German Army and Navy, to defence the coast against a possible Allied landing. A failed Allied raid codenamed “Operation Jubilee”, devised by Lord Mountbatten and led by Lieutenant General Montgomery (later to gain fame as “Monty” in the North Africa campaigns) was a costly battle for the Allies. On August 19, 1942 Allied soldiers, mainly Canadian, landed at Dieppe in the hope of briefly occupying the town in order to gain intelligence and draw the Luftwaffe into open battle. While the objective of drawing German air forces into open battle was realized, no major objectives on the ground were. Dieppe was finally liberated on September 1 1944, by soldiers from the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, and a memorial service was held in the nearby Canadian military cemetery to honour those killed in the Dieppe Raid.