Caen to Portsmouth Ferry

The Caen Portsmouth ferry route connects France with England. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Brittany Ferries. The crossing operates up to 21 times each week with sailing durations from around 5 hours 45 minutes.

Caen Portsmouth sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Caen to Portsmouth Ferry Alternatives

Caen - Portsmouth Ferry Operators

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 3 Sailings Daily 5 hr 45 min
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Caen Portsmouth Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Caen Portsmouth route is a car and 2 passengers.

Caen Portsmouth Ferry reviews

  • "Great boat"

    We really enjoyed our trip with Brittany ferries a great service

    'Nicola' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Normandie

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  • "revies"

    I thought that the overall service was very good, and the ship was clean, the staff friendly and helpful.

    'Sonya' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Christmas break."

    Despite not being able to travel to the uk for over a year, my wife and I were really looking forward to this trip. We were not disappointed. Despite the rough seas the AMORIQUE was a steady boat and a pleasure to be on board. We had travelled on the NORMANDIE previously and felt very much at home. The start and end of our holiday was as good as the family holiday we had in between. A pleasure to travel on Brittany Ferries again. Thank you

    'Ann and Geoffrey MEARS' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Armorique

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  • "Our favourite crossing"

    We use the Caen Portsmouth crossing two or three times a year and always appreciate it. Lounges are clean, quiet, comfortable and usually unpressured. Just wish wifi was possible to get in lounge. On the way over I always shop for gifts for the family, and the choice in shop and kiosk is good and prices acceptable. A highlight is the restaurant. We used to travel overnight but now prefer to stay at the ports, then we can enjoy lunch going over and dinner coming back in the excellent restaurant, good food, service and really good value. The only downside for this trip was the coffee bar was closed both coming and going; we wanted a pastry and coffee but could only get a cup of cold coffee at the bar. Normally the coffee bar has good snacks and good hot coffee and tea.

    'Paul' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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Caen Guide

The city of Caen is located in the north west of France and is the largest city in Lower Normandy. The port city is located around 15 km inland from the English Channel coast and is around 2 hours by car from Paris, the French capital. There are a number of interesting things to see and do in the city. Caen's castle was built by William the conqueror in 1060 and is definitely worth a visit. The castle is one of the largest medieval castles in Western Europe and was handed to the French Crown in 1204. William the Conqueror is perhaps best known for conquering England in 1066!

for visitors seeking a more sedate way to pass the time then a visit to the Jardin Botanique de Caen is a must. It is a botanical garden and arboretum that contains more than 8,000 plant species.

The small port of Ouistreham serves Caen and lies at the mouth of the Caen Canal, at the point where it meets the English Channel. The ferry terminal is around 15 km from the city centre and there is a daytime bus service available for foot passengers. Ferry services operating from the port depart to Portsmouth, on the south coast of England.

Portsmouth Guide

The city of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England in the county of Hampshire. The city, which lies on the English Channel coast, has a long and illustrious maritime history and has connections with the Royal Navy that goes back centuries. The city was also one of the world's greatest shipbuilding centres and constructed the world's first ever dry dock in the 15th century, which is still in use today. The city is still an important base for the Royal Navy and is home to a number of important historical ships including the crowning glory of Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory.

Portsmouth was significantly bombed during the Second World War because of its strategic importance, and as a result the city is a mix of old and new buildings with some of the most historic areas being the Hard and the Point. The nearby suburb of Southsea is a popular destination for families and has a lovely stretch of beach, two piers and a good selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and a theme park at Clarence Pier.

Ferry services from the city's port depart to Le Havre, Bilbao, Cherbourg, Caen, St Malo, St Helier, St Peter Port and Ryde.