Caen
Portsmouth
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Caen Portsmouth Ferry

The Caen 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 21 times each week with sailing durations from around 5 hours 45 minutes.

Caen 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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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Caen to Portsmouth?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Caen to Portsmouth is approximately 5h 45m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Caen to Portsmouth?

    The average price of a ferry from Caen to Portsmouth is approximately 262 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Caen to Portsmouth can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Caen to Portsmouth?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Caen to Portsmouth and this is
    • Brittany Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Caen to Portsmouth?

    Ferries from Caen to Portsmouth are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Caen to Portsmouth?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Caen to Portsmouth with
    • Brittany Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Caen to Portsmouth?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Caen to Portsmouth with the following operators
    • Brittany Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Caen to Portsmouth?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
    • Brittany Ferries
  • How far is Portsmouth from Caen?

    Caen to Portsmouth is approximately 104 nautical miles distance apart.

Caen Guide

The city of Caen is located in the north west of France and is the largest city in Lower Normandy. The port city is located around 15 km inland from the English Channel coast and is around 2 hours by car from Paris, the French capital. There are a number of interesting things to see and do in the city. Caen's castle was built by William the conqueror in 1060 and is definitely worth a visit. The castle is one of the largest medieval castles in Western Europe and was handed to the French Crown in 1204. William the Conqueror is perhaps best known for conquering England in 1066!

for visitors seeking a more sedate way to pass the time then a visit to the Jardin Botanique de Caen is a must. It is a botanical garden and arboretum that contains more than 8,000 plant species.

The small port of Ouistreham serves Caen and lies at the mouth of the Caen Canal, at the point where it meets the English Channel. The ferry terminal is around 15 km from the city centre and there is a daytime bus service available for foot passengers. Ferry services operating from the port depart to Portsmouth, on the south coast of England.


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.


Caen to Portsmouth Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2024-02-26 and 2024-03-03


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 08:30 14:30 6 hours Sun
Brittany Ferries 08:32 14:30 5 hours 58 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Brittany Ferries 09:00 15:00 6 hours Mon
Brittany Ferries 16:30 22:30 6 hours Mon, Sun
Brittany Ferries 16:31 22:30 5 hours 59 minutes Fri
Brittany Ferries 16:32 22:30 5 hours 58 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu
Brittany Ferries 23:00 07:15 8 hours 15 minutes Sat
Brittany Ferries 23:30 07:15 7 hours 45 minutes Sun
Brittany Ferries 23:32 07:15 7 hours 43 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu
Brittany Ferries 23:32 08:00 8 hours 28 minutes Fri
Brittany Ferries 23:45 07:45 8 hours Mon

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