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Portsmouth to Le Havre Ferry

The Portsmouth to Le Havre ferry route is provided by 1 operator and is available for booking all year round. The ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Le Havre takes approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Portsmouth to Le Havre ferry duration can range between 6 hours and 7 hours 59 minutes depending on the operator that you decide to travel with.

Portsmouth to Le Havre Ferry Schedule

There are around 3 weekly ferry sailings from Portsmouth to Le Havre. Brittany Ferries provide 3 sailings per week. Please note that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Portsmouth to Le Havre Ferry Time

The first ferry leaves Portsmouth at approximately 11:30 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 23:31. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Portsmouth to Le Havre

The fastest ferry from Portsmouth to Le Havre is with Brittany Ferries in 6 hours.


Can I take an overnight ferry from Portsmouth to Le Havre?

You can take an overnight ferry on the Portsmouth to Le Havre route with Brittany Ferries. The ferry departs at 23:31 and will arrive in Le Havre at around 07:30.

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

You can book cabins on ferries that sail from Portsmouth to Le Havre. There is a range of accommodation available including 4 berth ensuite cabins.

Can I bring pets on the Portsmouth Le Havre ferry?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Portsmouth to Le Havre with Brittany Ferries. There are ferries with pet-friendly cabins and a pet exercise area on board. Alternatively, your pet must stay in your vehicle. Please note that your pet must be muzzled and remain on a lead when outside of your cabin or car.

How much luggage can I bring on ferries from Portsmouth to Le Havre?

Even though Brittany Ferries do not have an official baggage limit, we suggest that foot passengers avoid exceeding 2 pieces of luggage weighing up to 20 kg.

Portsmouth to Le Havre Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Le Havre can vary between £65 and £1,083 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £279, prices can range from £102 and £634. The average price with a car is £408. Car prices can range from £228 and £634. 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 Portsmouth Le Havre

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is highly recommended that you book in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability on the ferry to Le Havre.

With 1 sailing 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 - Le Havre Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price £337*
Average Weekly Sailings 3
Average Sailing Duration 6h 0m
First Ferry 11:30
Distance 107 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 Le Havre?

The ferry crossing time from Portsmouth to Le Havre 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 Le Havre?

Portsmouth to Le Havre ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Le Havre is £337. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Portsmouth to Le Havre?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Portsmouth to Le Havre?

Book ferries from Portsmouth to Le Havre 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 Le Havre?

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

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

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

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Portsmouth to Le Havre?

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 Le Havre from Portsmouth?

The distance between Portsmouth to Le Havre is approximately 107 nautical Miles.

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.

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.

Which is better Portsmouth or Le Havre?

Determining whether Portsmouth or Le Havre is better depends on personal preferences and needs. Portsmouth boasts several attractions, including the historic dockyard with the famous HMS Victory, the modern Spinnaker Tower, and the vibrant Gunwharf Quays shopping and entertainment district. Le Havre offers attractions like the stunning Museum of Modern Art, the picturesque Saint-Joseph Church, and the nearby Etretat cliffs. Both cities have good transportation networks. Portsmouth has a well-connected ferry port, making it easily accessible for travel to the Isle of Wight or France. Le Havre has a ferry port as well, connecting it to the UK and other European destinations. Additionally, Le Havre has a larger international airport compared to Portsmouth.

Portsmouth has a rich maritime history, being the birthplace of famous naval figures like Admiral Lord Nelson. It also hosts various festivals and events throughout the year. Le Havre, on the other hand, is renowned for its modernist architecture and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It offers a unique blend of historical and contemporary culture.

How many days in Le Havre is enough?

The number of days you need in Le Havre depends on your interests and the activities you want to do. If you are mainly interested in exploring the city's main attractions, a day or two may be sufficient. You can visit the iconic St. Joseph's Church, the stunning Malraux Museum, and take a walk along the waterfront promenade. Le Havre is also known for its modern architecture, including the UNESCO-listed city center designed by Auguste Perret.

If you want to explore the surrounding area, consider adding a few more days to your itinerary. You can take a day trip to the picturesque town of Honfleur, visit the breathtaking cliffs of Étretat, or explore the beautiful Normandy countryside. Additionally, Le Havre is a great starting point for exploring the D-Day landing beaches and the historic city of Rouen.

Overall, 2-4 days in Le Havre should be enough to experience the highlights of the city and its surroundings. However, if you have more time, you can delve deeper into the region's history, cuisine, and natural beauty.


Portsmouth to Le Havre Ferry Timetables

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


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 11:30 17:30 6 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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