About Le Havre ferry port

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 port address

Terminal de la Citadelle
Le Havre 
76600

Tel: 02 35 51 10 20
GPS co-ordinates: 49.485412, 0.114563

By car

The terminal is close to the city centre of Le Havre and you should follow signs for 'Terminal de Citadelle' and 'Ferries'. 

Crossing the Pont du Normandie toll bridge takes you into Normandy, past Honfleur. Go east on the A131 to join the A13 that goes direct to Paris. The A29 takes you north towards Amiens.

By taxi

Taxis are available outside the terminal. It 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.

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.

A free shuttle bus runs between the terminal and the train station taking around 5 minutes. The schedule is:

Sat-Wed at 09:10 from the ferry terminal and at 15:55 from the train station.

Thu and Fri at 09:10 from the ferry terminal and 20:25 from the train station.

By train

Le Havre SNCF train station is just a few minutes' walk from the ferry terminal or you can hop on the free shuttle bus. There are regional trains and a regular service to Paris that takes just over 2 hours. For train times and to book a ticket visit uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/.

Check-in advice

Please allow the following check-in times. Your departure time will be printed on your e-ticket. 

Type of booking Minimum check-in time
Standard ferry or holiday booking 45 minutes
For disabled passengers or passengers with reduced mobility 60 minutes
Travelling with pets 90 minutes
Group bookings (10+) 90 minutes
When carrying dangerous goods 60 minutes

Facilities

 
Vending machines for coffee and snacks
 
Baby change room
 
Muzzled dogs on a lead are allowed in all areas of the port    

Disabled facilities

 
Wheelchair-accessible building
 
Disabled toilets in terminal
 
Bus with wheelchair ramp for disabled foot passengers
 
Disabled parking in front of terminal
 
Wheelchairs available in case of emergencies    

Travelling with Dogs

After check-in there is a small grassed area alongside the vehicle check-in 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 in the north of Le Havre (14 minutes drive).

Parking

The port car park is available for both short and long-stay parking. Vehicles are parked at the owner's risk.

Please note: due to maintenance work in Le Havre ferry port, the car park is temporarily unavailable. Please allow extra time to get to the terminal. 

Got a few hours to spare?

If you have a few hours to spare before your sailing, then why not check out some of the great attractions in Le Havre? 

MuMa

Walk: 13 mins (1km)

Drive: 5 mins (1.4km)

This museum of modern art has a variety of artwork from the modern era but it's main draw is its incredible Impressionist collection - the largest outside of the Louvre. Filled with paintings of the seas and cliffs of Normandy as well as its lush farmland populated by cows, a visit to MuMa is like going back in time to see the area as it once was. 

With art by Pisarro, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Manet and more there's a large selection of artists on show. And the museum's collection of artworks by Eugene Boudin is unparalleled. Having lived in nearby Deauville, Boudin left hundreds of his bucolic paintings and sketches to the museum.

There's also a fantastic collection of photographs of Le Havre's reconstruction after WW2. The city was almost entirely flattened by the Allied bombing campaign and in the fight for liberation from the Germans and these photographs document the city's rebirth and the work of Auguste Perret - the concrete poet.

Muma

Eglise St Joseph

Walk: 17 mins (1.3km)

Drive: 7 mins (1.7km)

You can see this unusual and unique church against Le Havre's skyline as you come into port. It looks almost like a lighthouse.

The octagonal lantern tower stands 110m tall and the whole building is made of concrete. The church is the piéce de resistance of Auguste Perret and was finished in 1957. Stand underneath the tower and look up at the stunning stained glass - there's over 6500 pieces reflecting coloured light all around the inside of the building.

Témoin Perret Apartment

Walk: 13 mins (950m)

Drive: 5 mins (1.5km)

With so much of the city demolished in the war, Le Havre needed to build housing for its thousands of displaced inhabitants and it had to do so quickly. Concrete was the answer as rudimentary shelters were thrown up en masse.

You can discover what life was like by stepping into this fully-furnished apartment decorated as it would have been in the 'post-war boom' years. Well-worth a look to see how Le Havre recovered from the scars of WW2.

Find an en route hotel

You can choose any hotel from the selection on this website for accommodation en route to or from your holiday destination and at our ports in France and Spain - all include breakfast and prices shown will be reduced as they include some ferry travel costs.

For a quote or to add one of these to your booking, please call our Reservations centre at the number below.

add an en route hotel to your booking

Make your ferry or holiday reservation online and then call our Reservations Team on 0330 159 7000 quoting the hotel reference.

Double room in France from only £66 B&B

The hotels closer to our ferry ports are busier in the summer so please try and book early! Remember, prices will be cheaper to those shown as these do include some ferry travel costs.

Hotels in Le Havre

Routes to Le Havre

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Portsmouth to Le Havre

Cruise overnight to Le Havre on board Etretat or Baie de Seine, our économie services.

Le Havre is perfect for visiting the north of Normandy and onwards to eastern and northern France. It's our best route if you're heading towards Paris, just a 2 hour drive away.

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