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 8 times each week with sailing durations from around 3 hours 45 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
    • 8 Sailings Weekly 3 hr 45 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

  • "smooth sailing"

    I had a quiet and smooth trip across from La Havre to Portsmouth. Will do it again

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

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  • "Great way to make the most of your time and save money"

    We took the overnight Brittany Ferry from Le Havre to Portsmouh. It served as our transportation to England, our accommodations for the night and saved a day of travel on a busy itinerary as we left at night and arrived at 5:45 am refreshed after a good night sleep in a comfortable room, a hot shower and a good breakfast. Taking the Brittany Ferry was a wonderful decision!!

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

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  • "Caring and helpful"

    I arrived along with a colleague that had broken a leg and could not walk up stairs.. Britannia Ferries quickly arranged a cabin swap to a more accessible location. The staff were very competent and arranged the transfer with great efficiency.

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

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  • "Great crossing"

    I had a very good crossing between Le Havre and Portsmouth. Professional staff, nice people and pleasant journey. Thank you

    'Chapaud' travelled Le Havre Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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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.