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Portsmouth to Caen Ferry

The Portsmouth to Caen ferry route is provided by 1 operator and is available for booking all year round. The ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Caen takes approximately 5 hours and 45 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Portsmouth to Caen ferry duration can range between 5 hours 45 minutes and 6 hours depending on the operator that you decide to travel with.

Portsmouth to Caen Ferry Schedules

There are around 21 ferry weekly sailings from Portsmouth to Caen. Brittany Ferries provide up to 3 sailings per day. Ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Portsmouth to Caen Ferry Time

The first ferry leaves at approximately 08:15 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 22:45. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Portsmouth to Caen

The fastest ferry from Portsmouth to Caen is with Brittany Ferries.

Overnight Ferry to France from Portsmouth

Yes, there is an overnight ferry available from Portsmouth to Caen.

Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen?

You can book cabins on ferries that sail from Portsmouth to Caen.

Portsmouth Caen Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Caen can vary between £64 and £685 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £180, prices can range from £64 and £417. The average price with a car is £435. Car prices can range from £270 and £695. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

Cheap Ferry from Portsmouth to France

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. We recommend that you book in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability on the Portsmouth Caen ferry.

With 3 sailings per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there are alternative ferries to France if you require additional flexibility.

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Portsmouth - Caen Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price £405*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 19
Average Sailing Duration 6h 19m
Fastest Sailing Duration 6h 0m
First Ferry 08:00
Last Ferry 23:30
Distance 104 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen?

The ferry crossing time from Portsmouth to Caen is approximately 6h. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen?

Portsmouth to Caen ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Caen is £406. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Portsmouth to Caen?

There is 1 ferry operator for Portsmouth to Caen and this is
  • Brittany Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Portsmouth to Caen?

Book ferries from Portsmouth to Caen through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Portsmouth to Caen with
  • Brittany Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Portsmouth to Caen with
  • Brittany Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen?

Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Brittany Ferries

How far is Caen from Portsmouth?

The distance between Portsmouth to Caen is approximately 104 nautical Miles.

Portsmouth Caen Ferry reviews

  • "Night crossing"

    On our outgoing journey we were kept awake by car horns going off, but on the return journey we were on a higher deck and were un effected by any noise from the car deck and slept well. Cabins are small but perfectly clean and functional, the staff were efficient. It was good to be able to get a breakfast before our onward journey although the cooked breakfast wasn’t great. 

    'Normandie' travelled on Normandie

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  • "Mont Saint Michel"

    Very good

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  • "Relaxing moment "

    Nice friendly staff, everything ran smoothly: based on this I was rested enough to drive home in 8 hrs.

    'Mont St Michel' travelled on Mont St Michel

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  • "Very comfortable crossing"

    This was our first ferry crossing, so we did not know what to expect. For starters, the vessel was a lot larger than we expected. It was well appointed with cafes, restaurants, lounges and even two small cinemas. Plenty of comfortable seating all over the place and space to lie down and sleep if you wanted. The food at the self-service restaurant was excellent. Well organised, on time and a most pleasant experience overall.

    'Mont St Michel' travelled on Mont St Michel

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Portsmouth Ferry Guide

Portsmouth is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations across Europe with operators including Condor Ferries and Brittany Ferries. To the south of the naval base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal, while the Continental Ferry Terminal serves 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 and St Peter Port in Guernsey.

Located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire, Portsmouth is the UK's only island city, 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, hosting to the oldest dry dock in the world still used today and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship; the Mary Rose, and HMS Warrior.

Caen Guide

The town of Caen is located in the Normandy region of north western France and is a lively and attractive city that lies on the banks of the River Orne. The town has many examples of boutiques and shops selling fresh local produce and fine wines and is a shoppers paradise. The town has a number of good restaurants and street side creperies and patisseries that offer food typical of the region. The Vaugueux part of the town is particularly filled with excellent restaurants.

The town is also a great starting point to explore the sites of the Normandy Landings where guided tours are offered. There is also the excellent Caen Memorial Museum which is dedicated to peace and is known as one of the best World War II museums in France. The museum's theme is of reconciliation and has many collections about modern wars and acts of warfare.

A ferry service operates between Portsmouth, England, and Caen/Ouistreham running both standard roll-on-roll-off car ferries and supercat fast ferries. The ferry terminal is roughly 15 km from Caen with a daytime shuttle bus service available for foot passengers.

Portsmouth to Caen Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 08:00 14:00 6 hours Everyday
Brittany Ferries 15:00 21:00 6 hours Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Brittany Ferries 21:30 05:45 8 hours 15 minutes Thu
Brittany Ferries 23:00 05:45 6 hours 45 minutes Tue, Fri, Sun
Brittany Ferries 23:00 06:30 7 hours 30 minutes Wed
Brittany Ferries 23:30 05:45 6 hours 15 minutes Mon, Sat

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