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 14 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
    • 14 Sailings Weekly 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

  • "Travel"

    We have found Brittany Ferries to be a very efficient and helpful company their staff are courteous and helpful. Onboard you are made to feel welcome the food is of a very high standard and seats are comfy. Everything is done quietly and efficiently to ensure a quick and pleasant passage. We would recommend Brittany Ferries to anyone looking for travel between France and the UK.

    'Antony' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Armorique

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  • "Fantastic"

    A few days before I took used this service, I took a different ferry from Ibiza to Barcelona and the difference was vast. The Brittany staff were excellent, no delays and everything went like clockwork. I was super impressed by the boat itself, it seemed brand new and had many impressive features to keep passengers occupied. 2 cinemas, a games room, several bars and restaurants. The sea was a bit rough, but that couldn't be avoided. The female captain guided us through safely and once I threw up once, I was fine ;-) Overall very impressed and won't use another operator again...and will always look for this boat

    'Paul' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Etretat

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  • "Ferry crossing"

    Thank you everything was exactly as it should - a thoroughly efficient service

    'Anonymous' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Armorique

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  • "share your experience"

    Disabled cabin was well thought out -I did ask for help though to lower the bed (above) I thought the cabin would be a side by side bed so next time shall book an ordinary 4 berth as for me getting -'up' was an issue and my husband could not help. and he will for-go the shower (which was wonderful.

    'Sheila' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Normandie

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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.