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Ferry from Portsmouth to Caen

Depending on the season their are usually 2 daily and 20 weekly sailings between Portsmouth and Caen. The Portsmouth Caen ferry is operated by Brittany Ferries. Portsmouth Caen Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Portsmouth to Caen Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Portsmouth to Caen typically departs Portsmouth at about 08:00. The average sailing time of a Portsmouth Caen ferry is approximately 6h 19m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 6h 0m.

Portsmouth Caen Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Portsmouth Caen ferries typically range between €175* and €717*. The average price is around €409*. The cheapest ferry prices from Portsmouth to Caen start from €21*. The average price for a foot passenger is €262*. The average price for a car ferry is €431*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Portsmouth and Caen?

The distance between Portsmouth to Caen is approximately 120.4 miles (193.7km), or 104.6 nautical miles.

Is there a Portsmouth Caen car ferry?

Yes, Brittany Ferries offer a car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Portsmouth and Caen.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Portsmouth Caen ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Portsmouth to Caen with Brittany Ferries.

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Portsmouth - Caen Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price 519 €*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 20
Average Sailing Duration 6h 19m
Fastest Sailing Duration 6h 0m
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 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen?

The approximate duration for ferries from Portsmouth to Caen is 6h. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen?

Portsmouth to Caen is approximately 474 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Portsmouth to Caen?

There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Portsmouth to Caen and this is
  • Brittany Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Portsmouth to Caen?

Book Portsmouth to Caen tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed 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 car 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 the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. 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 08/07/2024 and 14/07/2024

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 23:30 05:45 6 hours 15 minutes Mon, Sat

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