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.
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.
Crew and cabin excellent, the food a little expensive, but would use you again.
'Wendy' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on EtretatRead More Read Less
"Another fine trip"
The crossing was on time, smooth and enjoyable The staff were very helpful and the facilities very well maintained.
'Frederic David' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on NormandieRead More Read Less
Another brilliant time spent aboard both ships. The only downside was a school party which blocked the self service restaurant on the Normandie. We recently travelled to Ireland on Irish ferries and they had separate dining areas and reception areas( including their own disco) for school parties... a much better idea. The food in the restaurant on the Bretagne was good as usual but it is about time the menu was changed. Excellent staff on both ships.
'Margaret' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on NormandieRead More Read Less
I was a little surprised at the disabled cabin we were allocated. 2 single bunks, one above the other, the top one only accessible to a seasoned pole vaulter or with the hook on ladder provided! Had one managed to get up there, the smallest of side rails may not have prevented an involuntary exit over the edge in the night! Not ideal as disabled facilities. We managed to relocate the top bunk mattress onto the floor. On the plus side the bathroom was generous and with a level floor.
'Anonymous' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Mont St MichelRead More Read Less
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.
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.