Caen ferry port in France connects you with Portsmouth in England with a choice of up to 21 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Caen to Portsmouth crossing is from 5 hours 45 minutes and the crossing is operated by Brittany Ferries.
Caen ferry port, also known as Ouistreham, is situated around 15 kilometres north of Caen, in Normandy, France.
Located in the heart of La Baie de Seine, the port of Caen-Ouistreham is one of the regions busier ports and annually around one million passengers pass through its doors.
The port is positioned centrally on the northern coast of France making it a great gateway to Normandy or Brittany and like wise an ideal starting point for those heading to the South of England.
Caen itself has a long and complex history. Founded in the 11th century by William the Conqueror and 80% destroyed during the 1944 Battle of Normandy, Caen was rebuilt in the 50's and 60's and offers visitors numerous sites to take in.
Caen Car Ferry Terminal is in Ouistreham. The motorway is close to the ferry port and offers easy access to Paris, the Loire, the south, and Brittany. The N175 connects to Mont St Michel and Brittany. The N13 connects Caen with Bayeux and Cherbourg, and the N158 leads to Le Mans and the Loire Valley.
Take the train from Paris Gare St-Lazare Caen station (about 18KM from the port). The SNCF service from Paris takes approximately 2 hours.
For more information, visit the SNCF website.
There is a shuttle service between Ouistreham and Caen however this service does not run for the evening ferry arrivals in Ouistreham.
There is an open car park at the passenger terminal for a maximum stay of 72 hours. There is no charge for parking here but it is at the owner’s risk.
Car ferry de Ouistreham, Avenue du Grand Large, 14150 Ouistreham
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