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Le Havre Ferry Port & Terminal guide

Ferry port facilities, directions and transport information

Perfect for those travelling from London and the South, setting sail from Portsmouth to Le Havre on our économie service takes you closer to Paris and eastern France than any of our other sailings.

Le Havre ferry port is a multipurpose commercial port at the mouth of the River Seine and is the second largest ferry port in France. Close to the Pont du Normandie it has direct motorway links to many popular destinations in France.

Where is Le Havre Ferry Port?

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Address & contact details

Terminal de la Citadelle
Le Havre
Tel: 02 35 51 10 20
GPS co-ordinates:
DD (DDD.DDDDD°) 49.485412, 0.114563
DMS (DDD° MM' SS.S") 49°29'07.5"N 0°06'52.4"E

Le Havre Ferry Port Facilities

Vending machine

There are vending machines available offering coffee and snacks.

Baby changing facilities

Baby changing facilities are located on the first floor of the terminal building and are accessible via a lift.

Disabled facilities

  • 3 storey terminal building has lifts to all levels
  • Disabled toilet facilities are located on the first floor
  • Bus for disabled foot passengers has a ramp for wheelchairs
  • Disabled parking is available at the front of the terminal building
  • Wheelchairs are available in the terminal in case of emergencies

Seating area

Seating is available on the ground floor and second floor of the terminal building which is accessible via a lift.

Terminal desk

The Brittany Ferries desk is located on the ground floor of the terminal building.


There are toilets located on the first floor of the terminal building and are accessible via a lift. After check-in there are toilets located in the building at the end of the car lanes.

Travelling with Dogs

Dogs are allowed in all areas of the port including the terminal but they must be on a lead and muzzled.  After check-in there is a small grassed area alongside the car lanes. There is also a small grassed area just outside of the port.

The nearest park to the port is forêt de Montgeon, a 270 hectare park located in the north of Le Havre (14 minutes drive).

Le Havre Photo Gallery

Le Havre at night - Copyright: H.Maunder Le Volcan - Copyright: H.Maunder The Pont de Normandie Le Havre Terminal Building The Volcan cultural centre in Le Havre at night - Copyright: OTAH An aerial view of Le Havre port and city in the distance - Copyright: Patrice LE BRIS

Getting to and from Le Havre Ferry Port

By car

The terminal is close to the city centre of Le Havre and you should follow signs for 'Terminal de Citadelle' and 'Ferries'. The A131 takes you east out of the city to join the A13 that goes direct to Paris, less than 200km away. The A29 takes you north towards Amiens. Crossing the toll bridge Pont du Normandie takes you down into Normandy, passing close to Honfleur.

Distances to popular destinations from Le Havre
ToMiles (Km)
Angers203 (328)
Bayeux77 (124)
Biarritz549 (884)
Bordeaux429 (691)
Brest290 (467)
La Rochelle315 (508)
Marseille600 (967)
Mont St Michel136 (220)
Paris121 (196)
Tours211 (341)

By taxi

Taxis are available at the terminal. The cost is approximately €7 to the train station and €10 to the city centre.

By bus

As well as the free shuttle bus (See below) to the train station, there are bus stops near the entrance of the port. Buses marked 'Centre Ville' will take you into the town centre, around 10 minutes away.

By train

Just a few minutes' walk from the ferry terminal is Le Havre SNCF train station. There is also a free shuttle bus between the ferry terminal and the train station (times & days below) Regional trains depart from Le Havre as well as a regular service to Paris that takes just over 2 hours.

Saturday to Wednesday:

Ferry terminal 09:10 > Train station 09:15

Train station 15:55 > Ferry terminal 16:00

Thursday & Friday:

Ferry terminal 09:10 > Train station 09:15

Train station 20:25 > Ferry terminal 20:30

Le Havre to Paris St Lazare station

Le Havre ferry port is a great choice for foot passengers wishing to travel to Paris. With regular departures from Le Havre SNCF station, Paris is accessible in just over 2 hours. For train times and to book a ticket visit

Parking at Le Havre Ferry Port

Le Havre ferry terminal has both short and long-term parking facilities with convenient parking spaces for disabled drivers. Vehicles are parked at your own risk.

About Le Havre

After serious devastation during the WW2 bombings, Le Havre has risen phoenix-like from the ashes to become a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site for its post-war architecture.

Read our Le Havre City Guide.

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