The Portsmouth Le Havre ferry route connects England with France. 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 8 hours 15 minutes.
Portsmouth Le Havre 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 Portsmouth Le Havre route is a car and 2 passengers.
It's been a while since we use a ferry to get to Europe. We were pleasantly surprised with Etretat which is classed as a no frills budget crossing. The cabin on the overnight crossing was clean and comfortable. The staff, especially in the restaurant, were very helpful and the food was good. The return crossing was just as easy and again the staff were very good. The only improvements I can suggest are the facilities at the Le Harve terminal building. After a seven hour drive to get to the port is was disappointing to be faced with just two vending machines for refreshments.
'Stephen' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with Brittany Ferries on EtretatRead More Read Less
"Brittania Ferry Crossing - Portsmouth to Le Havre (return)"
Excellent address and directions straight to the Port and perfect signage to get us to check-in at the correct place (tis a shame other company and Ports cannot do the same). Once we were directed to drive onto the ship (a shame we had to wait for hundreds of Lorry's to get on first) we were efficiently poitned towards reception to get our Key Codes for a comfy (and I mean clean and comfy) cabin. Its a shame that there is no OUTSIDE/Upper Deck Bar - like on Balearia Ferry's) ... but the inside Bar was well managed and little time in waiting for drinks & snacks, all served at reasonable costs. We were lucky enough to get a good table/seat to watch Euro2016 on the TV. The crossing was a bit sloppy and caused the ship to "roll" slightly. All in All - great value. The staff on board were very pleasant. Thank you Brittany Ferries.
'Brett Dukes' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with Brittany Ferries on EtretatRead More Read Less
"Relaxing return from holiday "
I took my car on an evening crossing as it gives my family time to relax prior to driving on to my destination. Brittany Ferries Etretat was very quiet, no rattles from panels, I've experienced this before on other crossings, so slept beautifully on this one. The return crossing was a chance for me to catch up on reading a book. I settled into a reclining chair and was so comfortable I started to doze off. I chose to check the latest news and was surprised to get a reasonable speed Internet connection.
'Michael' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with Brittany Ferries on EtretatRead More Read Less
We arrived at Portsmouth and boarded without any problems. We found our cabin easily and dropped Off our overnight bag. The cabin was comfortable and clean. After a quick night cap, we slept wel as we arrived in Le Havre had nice breakfast on board before leaving the ferry in Normandy. How easy. The return was very efficient, nice meal in self service would liked to have done another over nighter but only available on certain days. Will look into it next time.
'Judith ' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with Brittany Ferries on Baie de SeineRead More Read Less
The English city of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire. It is the UK's only island city and is situated around 100 km to the south west of London and 30 km to the east of Southampton. The city's long history is inextricably linked to the sea. It is home to the oldest dry dock in the world still in use and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior. The city is also home to the Royal Marine Commandoes and to a naval base.
The city's port is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations. To the south of the Naval Base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal. The Continental Ferry Terminal is served by ferry services to Le Havre in France and Bilbao in Spain. There are also daily crossings to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo in France, St Helier in Jersey, St Peter Port in Guernsey and to Ryde on the Isle of Wight.
Le Havre is a French city and port that was founded by King Francis I in 1517 after the ports of Hornfleur and Harfleur, on the Seine estuary, silted up. Le Havre was enlarged during the first part of the 19th century by pushing back the city's ramparts and then later in the century by demolition them totally. The city's fast development and demography has been influenced by a number of events that occurred in the town's relatively recent history. First, during the 17th century Le Havre was a war port, then it was a successful trading port during the 18th century and during the 19th century many people emigrated to America. The city's industrialisation that commenced in the 1920's made it an important town and port for the Normandy region thanks to its global trade in coffee and cotton and in 2005 Le Havre's city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of the works of architect Auguste Perret. He was labelled a "concrete poet" and an innovator and managed to successfully combine modern architecture with traditional architecture.
Le Havre is a deep-water port which can be accessed 24/7 unhindered by the tides and welcomes ships of all sizes. Ferry services operating from the port depart to Portsmouth on the south coast of England.