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Ferries to France from Portsmouth

Do you usually take a ferry to France from Portsmouth? Perhaps you were a previous customer on our Portsmouth to Le Havre route? Or maybe you’re planning a trip to the cultural hubs of Caen or Cherbourg?

Why not hop on our Newhaven-Dieppe route as an alternative ferry crossing direct to Normandy? Newhaven is just 60 miles from Portsmouth and is a closer alternative if you’re travelling to or from London. Book now and make the most of our lowest prices: one way from just £56 for car + 2 people!  Plus, we have special deals on campervan and caravan travel at certain times of year.

Up to 6 daily sailings

4 hour crossing

No baggage restrictions

    Take your car, caravan, motorhome or motorcycle

    Early bird offers from £56

    Enjoy a meal onboard



Week 21

Thursday, 23 May 2024

Check-in closes08:00

Thursday, 23 May 2024

Check-in closes15:30

Thursday, 23 May 2024

Check-in closes21:30

Regular sailings for the current week listed in local time

Please note that timetables may change subject to weather conditions.

Newhaven - Dieppe Portsmouth Map
Le Havre coast line
Eiffel Tower, Paris France
Napoleon monument, Cherbourg

Why sail to France from Newhaven?

Taking a ferry to Normandy has never been easier than with our route that joins Sussex with Dieppe! If you used to take our Portsmouth ferry to France, our route from Newhaven is an excellent alternative. Take your car, motorhome, caravan or even motorbike onboard with you so you can explore France at your own pace! You can also travel as a foot passenger or with your bike.

If you’re heading to the south, whether it be for a beach holiday on the French Riviera or a ski trip in the Alps, you can reach your destination from Dieppe in just half a day by car!

From our port in Dieppe, you can easily explore the Normandy region, or reach Paris in only 2.5 hours by car – why not book your hotel and ferry together with a package?

Discover France

Onboard experience

DFDS Transmanche Ferry
DINE Panoramic Views
DINE Retail shop
DINE Standard cabins
Drinking wine at the bar DINE

Onboard our Newhaven-Dieppe ferries

With so much to do onboard, your journey will fly by - especially now that our facilities have been recently refurbished! Head to our revamped onboard Duty Free shop and pick up some goodies from our selection of local products and top name brands. If you’re bringing little ones, there’s our newly updated soft play area to keep them entertained.

Our onboard self-service restaurant, Maupassant, serves filling hot breakfasts, tasty lunches or evening meals. With vegetarian options, too, we ensure everyone is catered for on our ferries. Why not try Beachy Head bar for a sandwich or sweet treat paired with stunning sea views, and perhaps a tipple to wash it all down?

There’s a quiet lounge area with comfortable reclining chairs if you’d like to get some rest. However, for a little more privacy, book an en suite cabin for a small supplement and make sure you’re completely refreshed when you reach France. Our cabins have also received a makeover, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction.


Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has once again retained its title as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2024 World Travel Awards.

This accolade wouldn’t have been possible without you, our loyal passengers. Thank you for recognising the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

Your ongoing support is the anchor to our success.

Couple on deck onboard minicuise

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