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

For more information, please visit our Ferries from France to England page.

Caen - Portsmouth Ferry Operators

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

  • "Good once again"

    There is little to say about the quality of this ship. It suits us down to the ground. There are plenty of choices for sailing times.

    'Margaret' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Normandie

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  • "excellent last day to our european trip"

    We sailed out to France with another company and not until we returned with Brittany did we realize what a superb service Brittany offer. The experience started in Caen with the excellent customer service personnel when nothing was a problem. The vessel was outstanding with plenty of room , good food and again excellent friendly and helpful staff. Thank Brittany see you again soon. :)

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

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  • "Caen to Portsmouth"

    We really enjoyed our recent trip on Brittany Ferries it was very clean up to date and the food in the restaurant was excellent.

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

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  • "Its a Mini Cruise Ship People..."

    Its hard to overstate how impressed and pleased I was with my overnight voyage on the Mount Saint Michelle from Caen to Portsmouth. The ship is gigantic. The food service is first rate! They have a beautiful Ribeye Steak for 9.95. Fantastic! I loved getting a drink and sitting in the lounge before bed. My cabin was clean and comfortable. By taking the Ferry overnight I saved a night lodging and had time on arrival to motor up to Stonehenge and still get my hire bike back to Reading Harley Davidson an hour before 12:00. Just a fantastic use of my time and energy. I totally recommend this crossing.

    'Brandt' 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.