Portsmouth
Caen
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Portsmouth Caen Ferry

The Portsmouth Caen ferry route connects England with France. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Brittany Ferries. The crossing operates up to 14 times each week with sailing durations from around 6 hours.

Portsmouth Caen 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 Portsmouth to Caen?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Portsmouth to Caen is approximately 6h. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

How much is the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen?

The average price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Caen is approximately 474 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Caen can differ depending on the season. 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?

Ferries from Portsmouth to Caen 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 Portsmouth to Caen?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries 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 the following operators
  • Brittany Ferries

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

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 Caen from Portsmouth?

Portsmouth to Caen is approximately 104 nautical miles distance apart.

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.


Portsmouth to Caen Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2024-07-22 and 2024-07-28


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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