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The Port of Le Havre

  Le Havre Port Map


Sitting on the English Channel and at the mouth of the River Seine, Le Havre is a popular ferry destination in the northern part of Normandy. In terms of its volume of traffic, Le Havre is the second largest port in France after Marseille and positioned only 200 km from Paris, it provides a fantastic jumping off point for UK travellers looking to head to the capital or stay local and explore the coastal regions of Brittany and Normandy.

With daily crossings from Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries and DFDS Seaways this is a great option for those travelling from the Midlands, Wales and the South coast and avoids a long drive to and from the port of Dover.


Cross channel operators Departure Destination Weekly Crossings Duration
DFDS Seaways   DFDS Seaways Portsmouth Le Havre 7 8 hours
Brittanny Ferries   Brittanny Ferries Portsmouth Le Havre 7 3h 45min


GPS co ordinates Latitude Longitude
Le Havre Ferry Port 49º29'6.8" N (49.48522 N) 0º6'54" E (0.11499 E)

 Driving To Le Havre


Le Havre Ferry Port by Car

Take the A29 or A13 motorways and then take the A131. Follow the signs to the Car Ferry terminal 'Citadelle', which is situated close to the town centre.


Le Havre Ferry Port Information

Address & contact details

Terminal de la Citadelle
Le Havre
Tel: 0235 511 020


Port Facilities

Baby Room

If you’re travelling with babies is good to know there are baby changing facilities in the terminal building, first floor, accessible via a lift.


Disabled facilites

  • • The terminal is a three storey building with lifts to all levels
  • • There are disabled toilet facilities on the first floor
  • • There is a bus for disabled foot passengers adapted for wheelchairs
  • • Disabled parking is available outside of the terminal building
  • • There are wheelchairs available in the terminal for emergencies



At the information desk you can get the details for using free Wi-Fi in the terminal building.


Regular Bus Service

A bus service transports passengers between the terminal and the ships both for arrivals and departures.



Forêt de Montgeon is the nearest park to the port. It’s is located 14 minutes drive away north of Le Havre.

Dogs are allowed out of the vehicle in the port area providing that they are on a lead and muzzled. They are also allowed to enter the terminal building. There are a couple of small grassed areas alongside the car lanes and outside of the port.


Vending machines

There are vending machines in the first and second floor of the terminal building and in the building at the end of the car lanes after the check-in.


Updated: 2 March 2024

by Paul Quigley