Le Havre
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Le Havre - Portsmouth is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
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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 5 times each week with sailing durations from around 5 hours 30 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.

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Le Havre Portsmouth Ferry reviews

  • "Great trip on board the ferry Portsmouth-LeHavre"

    The cabin was clean and spacious The staff were very attentive and courteous and had a great laugh with my Mother who told everyone that she was about to turn 80! We had a lovely time onboard despite the stormy weather - we enjoyed the food and had plenty of time to rest and play the only issue is the parking upstairs which is difficult to access and awkward to get out of

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  • "Top class service. "

    Top class ferry service offering top class hot food in the restaurant, Helpful, smiling staff { always a bonus!} A very enjoyable experience.

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  • "Review your catering choices"

    I would rate my overall experience as excellent starting with the ease of booking on your website. Vehicle loading and unloading was quick and well managed. Accommodation on board met all my expectations and the ship was very clean. The staff were helpful and there was always someone there. My only disappointment was the catering where after a long car journey one needs a hot meal and the choice of menu was limited. Fish soup and guinea fowl are not to everyone’s liking. The cold starter selection was however good and my Caesar salad was very good and reasonably priced. There was a chef on duty who could have provided omelettes to go with the hot vegetables and why not a good old British back up like meat pies. A Greggs sélection that stayed fresh for several days and could be warmed up after sélection would be welcomed certainly by your British clients. I do appreciate that this was a winter crossing and numbers of customers are reduced so catering would be looking to reduce waste which is another argument for meat pies.

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  • "Buy direct from the Ferry operator, NEVER buy from direct ferries.com"

    I bought ticket from Direct Ferries.com and when i arrived the ferry was cancelled a week ago (before i even bought my ticket). Direct ferries.com did not email or get in touch about the cancellation. I was forced to wait in the terminal for the next ferry for 5 hours. I will buy directly from Brittany Ferries in the future. PLEASE AVOID directferries.com.

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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

Portsmouth is an English city in the county of Hampshire, lying on the English Channel coast. Leading ferry operators including Condor Ferries, Wightlink and Brittany Ferries serve the city's port from British and international locations including Le Havre, Bilbao, Cherbourg, Caen, St Malo, St Helier, St Peter Port and Ryde.

The city boasts a long, illustrious maritime history and has connections with the Royal Navy that go back centuries. It was also one of the world's greatest shipbuilding centres and constructed the first ever dry dock, in the 15th century, which is still in use today. Portsmouth is still an important base for the navy and is home to a number of historic ships including the crowning glory of Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory.

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.

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