Le Havre to Portsmouth Ferry

The Le Havre 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 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 5 hours 30 minutes.

Le Havre 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

Le Havre to Portsmouth Ferry Alternatives

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

Le Havre - Portsmouth Ferry Operators

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 5 hr 30 min
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Average Le Havre Portsmouth Prices

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

Le Havre Portsmouth Ferry reviews

  • "Brittany Ferries - comme d'habitude, as good as ever"

    As usual, no fuss, fair price, comfortable cabin, please keep up the good work.

    'Phillip' travelled Le Havre Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Etretat

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  • "Holidays"

    Quick and easy boarding, in hindsight a cabin is a good idea although there were plenty of places to sit.

    'Lorna' travelled Le Havre Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Etretat

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  • "Very good crossing"

    A nice ship with a friendly and professional crew.

    'John' travelled Le Havre Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Pleasant, comfortable crossing"

    This was the first time we had travelled on this route, and it was a pleasant surprise, particularly as I had booked the cheapest 'économie' option. In fact, the only 'budget' aspect of the crossing was that we had to drive up a very steep ramp to board the Etretat, and park on deck. Once on board, we needed to check in in order to receive our cabin entry code. My heart sank as we noticed signs for towel/pillow packs for €5, but these turned out to be for those who hadn't booked cabins and would be sleeping in the lounges, and our cabin had clean towels and bedlinen, despite being an economy option. In fact, the cabin was much larger and more comfortable than on our Portsmouth-Caen crossing on the Normandie, and the shower was much more powerful and larger. Facilities were limited compared to a Dover-Calais crossing, but everything was clean and the staff (French) were very friendly. My daughter enjoyed the chidren's play area, even though it was nothing special. The 10 hours gave us time to get some food before going to bed, so we felt quite relaxed. Over all I was really impressed for the price.

    'Isabelle' travelled Le Havre Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Etretat

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Le Havre Guide

The French town and port of Le Havre is located in the Haute-Normandie region of north west France, and lies on the estuary of the River Seine. It is France's second port for total traffic, after Marseille, but is the largest container port in France. Following considerable damage during the Second World War, the town of Le Havre rebuilt, with many of its buildings designed by the architect Auguste Perret in the pot-war period. The new post-war architecture can appear rather brutal to some people but it is fair to say that the town's architecture, for better or for worse, is unlike any other town in France. There are, however, some interesting buildings in the town that are worth visiting. So much in fact that the city has since been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Port of Le Havre has two ferry terminals. The Terminal de Grand Bretagne (the British Terminal) is still in use although the Terminal Irelande (the Irish Terminal) is no longer in use for services to Ireland. facilities at the port include a convenience store, a cafe and a bureau de change in the terminal and a tourist information office on the Boulevard Clemanceau. There are daily sailings to Portsmouth

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.