Ferry Newhaven - Dieppe

Ferry Newhaven - Dieppe

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Arthur Daley

Original Poster:

269 posts

90 months

Friday 11th May
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Left the arrangements for Le Mans Classic abit late this year...

Poole - Cherbourg is now at the dizzy height of £364/ car which I think is a trifle strong.

I have just found DFDS go from New Haven to Dieppe.
Not a lot of difference the other end time wise but just over 2hrs from Bournemouth to Newhaven this end. Cost thought is about £150.00.

Has anybody used this service before?
I seem to recall going on a DFDS ship once before and it was like a vertical slope up, not sure the Elise will be up for that...

Any experiences of this service from Pistonheaders welcome.

Thanks,

Alex

butaclor

27 posts

37 months

Friday 11th May
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Friends and I have used this over the last few years taking 993,Elise,1960's Elan amongst others. I have seen various exotica on board didn't seem to be any issues

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Edited by butaclor on Friday 11th May 14:39

FARP

67 posts

90 months

Friday 11th May
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Been using this ferry for a number of years, the ship is clean and tied and serves a reasonable meal from the restaurant.
I've never seen any cars struggling on the ramps, there's normally a couple of cars on the flatter lorry decks.
Don't forget if there's any of you party over 60 !!! you can qualify for a 20% discount if you ring and book.
Overall a good service at the right price

greeny12

197 posts

151 months

Friday 11th May
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I'd also give this service the thumbs-up. To be fair, it's very local to us, but it's a hassle-free way to cross the channel and usually well-priced too.

The ramp is pretty flat as well, I've even seen a Lambo using it OK.

Truckosaurus

6,503 posts

216 months

Friday 11th May
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greeny12 said:
I...and usually well-priced too.....
Is the route still subsidised by one or both of the councils at either end?
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Nosynchro

160 posts

79 months

Friday 11th May
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Subsidised by French government I think. Agree can get a low car on as done it many times and they will bring out bits of wood to help if needed depending on ramp angle due to tides. A couple of killer speed bumps coming out of Newhaven terminal though so be careful on the home leg

Arthur Daley

Original Poster:

269 posts

90 months

Saturday 12th May
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Thanks for the help.
Bit of a slog from Bournemouth to Newhaven but a £214 saving over the Poole chugger can't really be ignored.

chasingracecars

1,315 posts

29 months

Saturday 12th May
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Always think about the cost of getting to the ferry. I use Pompy Caen, because it’s the shortest route and closest meaning I use less fuel and less time. £214 is probably 50% going on fuel and tolls.

BryanC

505 posts

170 months

Saturday 12th May
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Discounted for those of a certain age.....Hmmm. you have to ring up though.

Done it many times. Used to do the overnighter getting off the boat at 4.00am with empty roads. Diversion for breakfast at Honfleur then head south.

These days drive down to Lewes, a night in the YAH and it's only 10 minutes to the boat, sailing at 9.00am.
Reach France 2.00pm french time and a steady drive to the camp site for teatime.

See you there.

struttob

343 posts

81 months

Sunday 13th May
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I can also vouch for this crossing, been using it for years and for the last 5 been getting the discount for being an "old fart" (you do the maths)

Easy to get to both ends and a nice non busy crossing (probably one day it will get busy, but not so far) I am using it in July for the Classic, travelling the Saturday before.

Bob

DMN

2,410 posts

71 months

Monday 14th May
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We've used it a few times. As a service its improved a lot over the past few years. Take a book.

ukcobra

202 posts

170 months

Monday 14th May
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Used it every year for the past 5 years for our French Holiday in August. It's clean, good bunks if you book a cabin and the food ins not bad.
Much better than other companies sailing to France in my experience.

xemmaxsx

23 posts

14 months

Tuesday 15th May
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I have to say I wasn't a fan. Arriving at 4am halfway between still being pissed and a hangover didn't work well for me. Other than that, it was cheap and clean. This year other half and I are taking the luxury option of the 12 hour crossing Portsmouth - St Malo on Wednesday night. Remainder of the group (11) are a combo of the Newhaven - Dieppe and some newbies are flying. I'm kidding myself that I will arrive at Le Mans refreshed and hangover free biglaugh

old'uns

187 posts

65 months

Tuesday 15th May
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Truckosaurus said:
Is the route still subsidised by one or both of the councils at either end?
French money, French boat.......Newhaven i 'think' is run by the French, albeit with English staff mostly
last figures i saw it was 13k per crossing, basically for the local economy in the Dieppe dept and ferry/dock staff

nothing fancy on board but then again you're not paying Brittany Pirates money.....

nowt wrong with a 4am arrival, no traffic and i get to my place nr Le Lude by 7.30 / 8.00

simonhole

101 posts

110 months

Thursday 17th May
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its very difficult to get too,you have to queue for hours to check in ,and the boat is like an old steam lugger..........

come on fellas dont let any more people know how good it is,we will loose the nice quiet, cheap, long crossing there is!

spikep

355 posts

214 months

Thursday 17th May
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I agree, it’s a rubbish ferry, I would never use it again!!!!!!!😂