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 10 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
    • 10 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

  • "first time and a most enjoyable experience"

    Staff excellant, room and cleanliness also excellant, food far too expensive and not very warm.

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

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  • "Pet alert"

    We were due to sail on the Le Havre Portsmouth crossing leaving at 22:00 on January 2nd. We had taken our dog to the vet that morning as no vets were open the day before being a public holiday. To our surprise and dismay we were not allowed to board the ferry despite having a 4 year old with us as we were told that 24 hours would not have elapsed after seeing the vet and before we landed in the UK. I offered to take the risk that the dog would be quaranteened at my expense, or would stay on the dock in the UK for the 90 minutes that would make the 24 hours and was refused. We had to return to the office where after some time and £50 cost we were sent to catch the 08:00 crossing from Caen, an hours drive away and no where to sleep. We were fortunate to find a Best Western hotel by the port - another £85 for one room with three in a bed!

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

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  • "Trip to UK for Chrismas"

    It was not difficult to find the ferry port at Le Havre and the staff were very good! I was pleased to get a return crossing that was a very competative price,especially sailing just before Christmas and returning for the new year.

    'Colin Story' travelled Le Havre Portsmouth with DFDS Seaways on Norman Voyager

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  • "Clean & efficient"

    The overall ferry journey was clean, efficient & comfortable.

    'Anonymous' travelled Le Havre Portsmouth with DFDS Seaways on Norman Voyager

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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.