Newhaven Ferry Port

About Newhaven ferry port

Newhaven Ferry Port Overview
Newhaven first came to prominence when a ferry link with Dieppe was established in 1847
with train links to London and Paris. The town saw the arrival of the rich and famous who started travelling between London and Paris.

DFDS offers a year round cross-channel route for freight, coaches, cars and passengers from Newhaven to the French port of Dieppe.

The routes offered by DFDS serve as a gateway to British Holidaymakers and homeowners travelling to Normandy, Brittany and other destinations in the South of France. With excellent motorway links and the fantastic
Pont de Normandy Bridge over the river Seine make it even more worthwhile!

Places of Interest:
On arrival through the port of Newhaven the first landmark you see is Newhaven Fort.
The fort situated on Castle Hill is reputedly an ancient Iron Age defense for the surrounding area. Over 3,000 years old, the fort is a popular tourist attraction featuring museum displays, exhibitions and audio-visual presentations and special events. For more details on opening times, prices etc. visit

Newhaven is at the heart of East Sussex, near the historic towns of Seaford, Peacehaven and Lewes. Newhaven marina has facilities for watersports. The Seahaven Leisure Centre includes a swimming pool and indoor skiing. Along the coast towards Seaford are the ruins of Tidemills village. For keen walkers Newhaven is also close to the South Downs.

Newhaven Ferry Port Services
Newhaven Ferry port facilities include a freight lounge, a café and a lounge area. Short and long term car park facilities are available nearby.

Newhaven Ferry Port Directions

By Car

Newhaven Ferry Port is located only 64 miles from London, 10 miles East of Brighton or 15 miles west of Eastbourne. From Brighton, travel east along the A27 past Lewes and take the A26 to Newhaven. Once in Newhaven follow the signs to Newhaven Ferry Port.

By Bus
Regular buses (operated by South Coast Buses / Brighton & Hove) arrive and depart daily from Brighton, Peacehaven, Seaford, Bexhill, Folkestone, Dover, Rye and Hastings. National Express also operates a regular coach service to and from Newhaven.

By Train
Travelling to Newhaven Ferry Port by train couldn't be easier. The train station is only yards from the foot passenger terminal with regular trains from Seaford and Lewes/Brighton, and national services running frequently between London and Newhaven mostly with at least one change.

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