Newhaven to Dieppe via Ferry
With twice daily departures year round, travelling between England and France can be stress free aboard DFDS Seaway’s Newhaven – Dieppe car and passenger ferry. Departure times at Newhaven are 10:00 and 23:00; from Dieppe sailings leave at 05:30 and 18:00. Ferries are operated by DFDS, a reliable Dutch passenger and freight company, that operates twenty ferry routes on the North and Baltic seas. The superfast Newhaven-Dieppe ferry has capacity for 1200 passengers and 600 cars. Passage in either direction is less than four hours.
At the mouth of the River Ouse, the area traces its history to the first settlers in 480 AD. This English channel port sees a great deal of freight and passenger traffic, and is the closest ferry port to London, a trip that takes less than an hour by car. A number of interesting restaurants, serving fresh channel seafood, dot the town. Visitors alighting from trains are just steps from the ferry dock.
The closest French destination on the north coast, Dieppe is famous for seafood, and particularly the local scallops. There are popular beaches to visit, and a medieval castle. There are frequent train and bus departures to Paris, with at least seven dai;y train departures via SNCF. The trip takes less than two hours. Trains to Rouen, on the Seine, take only 45 minutes, and you can make transfers there to trains across Europe, including the South of France and Spain. An easy two hour motor trip to the capital city can be accomplished via the nearby A13. Normandy’s famous Cheese and Cider route passes through Dieppe, and one can spend a day or several sampling and purchasing the delectible local cheeses and quaffs.
Your fare includes a reserved reclining seat, but should you desire more privacy, you may purchase a cabin supplement. Each of the fifty private cabins on board feature an ensuite shower and WC, with a choice of a single or four comfortable beds.
The Maupassant restaurant offers meal service during both the daytime and nighttime cruises, and you can enjoy a snack or leisurely sit-down meal. Options for children and vegetarians are available. The Corneille Bar offers full beverage service along with panoramic seaside views. Beer, wine and spirits are available for purchase as well as soft drinks, tea and coffee.
Kids can be easily entertained the entire voyage in the play area, with video games and televisions running cartoon programming.
Should you need to ‘stay in touch’, wifi is available throughout the ship for a small fee.
On board shoppping is available if you have forgotten a last minute travel necessity, or you simply want to pick up a newspaper, snack or souvenir. For your convenience, the shop accepts both Sterling and Euros.
DFDS Seaways has a number of travel partners, and whilst booking your passage, you can also purchase destination hotel rooms and amusement entrances at a discount, including visits to Disneyland Paris. The line offers other packages and discounts for multi-trips, special tours and groups traveling together.
Prices and Schedule
For the two sailings in each direction daily, basic fares start at £59 each way and climb to £164,(for 2 passengers with car) depending on your day and time of sailing. Supplements are charged for single berth private cabins, or four birth cabins with a choice of interior or exterior layouts.