Caen to 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.

Caen - Portsmouth Ferry Operators

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 3 Sailings Daily 5 hr 45 min
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Caen Portsmouth Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Caen Portsmouth route is a car and 2 passengers.

Caen Portsmouth Ferry reviews

  • "Great trip home "

    Cabin was clean and bedding and towels provided. Smooth sailing and a restful night before the final drive home. Great service in the bar and a great experience alround.

    'Liz' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries

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  • "Comfortable journey"

    Lovely boat with plenty of seats both inside and outside. Food good value.

    'Laura' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Normandie

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  • "A wonderful trip with a surprising number of activities aboard"

    My Brittany Ferry ride was terrific. I had no idea their would be movies and shopping on board. Two great restaurants, too. Having a berth was worth the extra money for me. I could sleep and even shower at my leisure.

    'Anonymous' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries

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  • "Entertainment"

    Much appreciated contemporaneous live screening of Wimbledon Mens Final and cricket World Cup Final.

    'Anonymous' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries

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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.