Portsmouth
Caen
Ferries to France
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Portsmouth to Caen Ferry

The Portsmouth Caen ferry route connects England to France and is currently available for booking with 1 ferry company all year round. Brittany Ferries provide up to 3 sailings per day with an average crossing time of 5 hours and 45 minutes. The total distance between Portsmouth ferry port and Caen ferry port is approximately 101 nautical miles (187km), offering an essential transport link between the UK and continental Europe via the Channel.

Choose between 21 ferries from Portsmouth to Caen each week, with up to 3 sailings departing per day. Passengers embarking on this ferry route to France can take their cars onboard with Brittany Ferries. However, please remember that only 1 vehicle is allowed per booking.

Prices for the ferry to Caen from Portsmouth may change depending on the season you wish to travel. The cheapest ferry tickets are typically available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry discounts.

Portsmouth to Caen sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season, and from month to month, so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

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Portsmouth - Caen Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price $630*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 16
Average Sailing Duration 6h 20m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 30m
First Ferry 08:00
Last Ferry 23:30
Distance 104 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Portsmouth to Caen 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 Portsmouth to Caen?

    The average price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Caen is approximately $260. 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 to Caen Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for this route has up to 3 ferries running per day, which means that there are up to 21 ferries running per week, provided by 1 ferry operator, so there is not one single ferry timetable available here. Indeed, ferry timetables for this route can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operator, and other such factors, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most up-to-date information regarding ferry sailings, so you can find the best ferry at the best time for you.


How long does the Ferry to Caen from Portsmouth take?

Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take between 5 hours and 45 minutes, to 8 hours and 45 minutes, and this variation is caused for various reasons. These can include changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operator, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail, so be sure to check before you book, what your expected sail time will be.


Portsmouth to Caen Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Caen from Portsmouth will cost is defined by many separate aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling on, which ferry operator you are travelling on, how you are travelling, and so on, so there are multiple ferry fares on offer here. Instead, we recommend looking at the above graph, to see our monthly fare averages, check out our helpful fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.


Can I take my Car on the Ferry to Caen from Portsmouth?

You are currently able to take your car with you on this ferry route.


Portsmouth to Caen Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2/19/2024 and 2/25/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 08:00 14:00 6 hours Wed, Fri, Sun
Brittany Ferries 08:01 14:01 6 hours Tue, Thu
Brittany Ferries 08:02 14:00 5 hours 58 minutes Mon
Brittany Ferries 09:30 15:30 6 hours Sat
Brittany Ferries 15:00 21:00 6 hours Tue, Thu
Brittany Ferries 15:01 21:01 6 hours Wed, Fri
Brittany Ferries 15:02 21:00 5 hours 58 minutes Sun
Brittany Ferries 15:30 21:15 5 hours 45 minutes Mon
Brittany Ferries 22:31 06:01 7 hours 30 minutes Tue, Thu
Brittany Ferries 23:00 05:45 6 hours 45 minutes Wed
Brittany Ferries 23:00 06:30 7 hours 30 minutes Fri, Sun
Brittany Ferries 23:02 05:45 6 hours 43 minutes Mon

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