Portsmouth to Le Havre Ferry

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.

Route and port details

Portsmouth to Le Havre Ferry Alternatives

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

Portsmouth - Le Havre Ferry Operators

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 8 hr 15 min
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Average Portsmouth Le Havre Prices

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.

Portsmouth Le Havre Ferry reviews

  • "Pleasant trip with good food on Brittany Ferries"

    We took the overnight ferry on the outward journey, the reclining seats were very comfortable and the food was very good, the return was an evening trip and the experience was just as good.

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

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  • "Comfortable Crossing"

    We travelled from Portsmouth to Le Havre and back again with Direct Ferries. Both crossings were smooth and enjoyable. We had a cabin booked both ways which was clean with a great hot shower - all towels and bedding provided. The restaurant is small but perfectly adequate with friendly staff. I would always recommend Direct Ferries!

    'Marie-anne' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with Brittany Ferries on Etretat

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  • "Economy "

    Didn't set the world alight. Seats were quite comfy. Food could've been better but OK on the whole

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

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  • "Portsmouth > Le Havre overnight"

    Found this option on a Sunday night good value for getting across to Brittany. Certainly significantly cheaper than St Malo. Room was 4 berth inside cabin which was more than adequate for two adults. Le Havre as a destination port or return port is very handy for the lovely Honfleur worth a stopover in its own right and can cap or start a holiday with a treat. Recommended.

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

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Portsmouth Guide

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 Guide

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.