Portsmouth
Caen
Ferries to France
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Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

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Portsmouth to Caen Ferry

The Portsmouth Caen ferry route connects England with France. There is just 1 ferry company operating this route, Brittany Ferries. The crossing operates up to 21 times weekly with sailing duration around 5 hours 45 minutes.

If you want to travel the Portsmouth ferry to France, sailing duration and frequency may vary from season to season, we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

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Portsmouth Caen Ferry reviews

  • "Comfortable and easy"

    Didn’t use the catering but the cabin was clean and the shower was really very good. Clean and comfortable crossing and the booking and ticket collection was simple. 

    'Normandie' travelled on Normandie

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  • "As expected"

    Trip went exactly as planned

    'Normandie' travelled on Normandie

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  • "All was great"

    The only problem was in our cabin 6128, we could not sleep well because of the noise through the window it sounded as if the engine was right there on the side of the window

    'Normandie' travelled on Normandie

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  • "Great first trip"

    The trip was great although the Uk dude if things was much more punctual and timely than the French side, we left one hour late and getting into the boat was very slow in comparison 

    'Normandie' travelled on Normandie

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Portsmouth 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.


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