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.
"Alternative to Dover \Calais if heading to Spain"
Timings of this ferry suits us as we live in Leeds, basic facilities on board but as it's overnight crossing met our needs. Only fault was the English breakfast it was not very warm and some of the items were uneditable.
'Terence' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with Brittany Ferries on EtretatRead More Read Less
Pleasant crossing and good value.
'Christopher' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with Brittany Ferries on Baie de SeineRead More Read Less
"Frill free crossing but still good food!"
This service is certainly not as plush as the other Brittany Ferry crossing - but the lower cost made it a worthy option. The ferry was not full so there was lots of seating to chose from. The food was good and we watched the film to while away the time.
'Anonymous' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with Brittany Ferries on EtretatRead More Read Less
"Quality, hassle-free, comfortable way to get to France"
Arrive at Portsmouth to be met by helpful and polite staff who directed us to the correct lane and then onto the ferry with minimum fuss. The interior of the ferry was clean and we made our way the the smashing cabin where, following a slap-up breakfast, a pre-requisite for ferry travel for me, we could stretch out on the beds and have a read and a snooze (and even a shower if you want). The crew were brilliant and they put on some sunshine while the rest of the UK was shrouded in clouds and rain storms. The return journey was similarly brilliant. What a fantastic service by Brittany Ferries, You arrive in Le Havre calm, refreshed and stress-free. Forget Calais or the horrible Tunnel - this is the way to go!
'Jonathan Targett' 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.