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

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  • "June/July 2015"

    Excellent crossings each way. Ships very clean, food excellent, plenty of room to wander round and sit where you like. Staff very attentive and welcoming.

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

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  • "classy ferry experience"

    We were very surprised how nice this huge ferry was. It was more like a cruise than any ferry we had been on before. This was a fun and relatively inexpensive way to get from France to England. Most people board with cars. There were very few other 'foot' passengers, so we were surprised to see so many people once on board. Be forewarned: the morning ferry actually leaves 15 minutes before the sailing time. We missed it because we weren't able to get our rental car returned in time. They put us on the afternoon ferry and we got there very early, but it actually left about 25 minutes after sailing time. I don't know what is usual, but be sure to be at the terminal and ready to board earlier than the official information says.

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

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  • "Excellent"

    Great ship, great food, easy journey. Only minor problem was a failure of the projector part way through a film which was a serious disappointment to children. However full refunds were forthcoming. Will definitely use again.

    'Anonymous' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Portsmoth to Caen"

    It,s easy to book will use them again

    'Anonymous' 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.