Portsmouth to Caen Ferry

Connecting the city of Portsmouth on the coast of England with the town of Caen on the coast of France, this ferry route provides an essential connection between the coast of England, and the well-connected coast of France. From the city of Portsmouth, one of the most well-known cities on the coast of England, thanks to its long maritime history, that can be seen through its many museums and ships that are open to visitors, to the town of Caen, which is perfectly located as the starting point for exploring many different parts of French history, as well as being home to a must-see shopping district, that boast many of the local produce.

With up to 3 ferries running per day, provided by 1 ferry operator, there is no shortage of ferries to choose from, so book now with Direct Ferries, to find the best ferry at the best price for you.

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.

Portsmouth - Caen Ferry Operators

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

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

Portsmouth Caen Ferry reviews

  • " Mont St Michel crossing Portsmouth - Caen and return, March 2022"

    We enjoyed the crossing, check in was efficient at both ends, staff very helpful, good knowledge of English. It would have been helpful if the menu for the self service was displayed outside the entrance, well before the meal, also a bread roll was available at the entrance but no plate or serviette to put it on.. In the bar the server very helpfully filled my water bottle and added ice, rather than asking me to purchase a bottle of water. Contacting them by phone was almost impossible - either engaged all the time or waiting for more than 40 minutes.

    'Anonymous' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Weathering the storm"

    A stormy-day crossing when the ship followed the coast of the Cherbourg peninsular to keep out of the open sea and took rather longer than usual. But motion was relatively light and the Mont St Michel seemed well stabilised. Cafe, shop, bars closed for much of the journey. Very nice staff onshore at both Portsmouth and Cherbourg but unhelpful gallic shrugs when foot passengers were considerably delayed disembarking at Portsmouth. Seems the port authorities didn't have a driver for the shuttle bus and there was somebody being told how to do it ( 'Use the brake more, this way, the service road is there, etc....') to get us back to the the terminus! Stars not working in review!

    'Anonymous' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Amazing experience"

    My first time of using Brittany ferries was a pleasant surprise. The ferry was extremely clean, the staff were very professional & helpful. I had a cabin for the overnight crossing and it was incredibly comfortable. The bathroom was spotless and perfect. The queue to get on to the ferry was very long and also coming off into France due to border control and passport control. But the wait was worth it 5* service!

    'Lesley' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Good service"

    First time using this crossing and Brittany Ferries. Was very happy with the efficiency of the check in. We booked a cabin which was very clean and comfortable Staff were polite and friendly Will definitely be using this crossing again

    'Janise' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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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.