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Portsmouth ferries connect England with France, Spain, Isle of Wight, Guernsey & Jersey with crossings available to St Malo, Caen, Cherbourg & Le Havre (in France), Bilbao & Santander (in Spain), Fishbourne (in Isle of Wight), Guernsey (in Guernsey) & Jersey (in Jersey). Portsmouth Ferry crossings are operated by Brittany Ferries, Wightlink & Condor Ferries and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 40 ferry crossings daily.

There are up to 40 ferry crossings daily from Portsmouth with sailing durations starting from 45 minutes. Our Portsmouth ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.

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Portsmouth Ferry Services

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 11 hr
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  • Brittany Ferries
    • 3 Sailings Weekly 24 hr
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  • Brittany Ferries
    • 3 Sailings Daily 5 hr 45 min
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  • Brittany Ferries
    • 8 Sailings Weekly 3 hr
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  • Brittany Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 8 hr
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  • Brittany Ferries
    • 1 Sailing Weekly 24 hr
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  • Wightlink
    • 30 Sailings Daily 45 min
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  • Condor Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 7 hr
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  • Condor Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 8 hr 5 min
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Portsmouth Ferry Port

Situated on the south coast of the UK, about two hours on the train from London, Portsmouth is one of the biggest cities in the south of England. The ferry routes departing the port head to France and Spain, ranging from 45 minutes to 11 hours.

What is there to do in Portsmouth Harbour?


Portsmouth is a city drenched in activity, yet much of the attraction lies in its harbour. HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth offer a fascinating look into the history of Portsmouth’s Naval fleet and its prominence in protecting the shores. There are tours of the harbour and the Naval fleet for fairly affordable prices, especially for anyone with a particular interest in history. The ships are the highlight of the harbour, yet the entire waterfront is drenched in unique infrastructure.

A short walk up from the harbour and you’ll find one of the most famous shopping centres on the south coast; Gunwharf Quays is a large shopping complex filled with discount designer outlet stores as well as a cinema and bowling alley. Many tourists come to Portsmouth just to scour the aisles for bargains and peruse the shops for bespoke items at remarkably low prices. After a long day of shopping, head to one of the many fine quality restaurants dotted along the waterfront, with cuisine from across the globe being represented.

How do you get around Portsmouth Harbour?


The harbour is fairly small and can be covered entirely by foot. To access the harbour, many choose the ferry which comes from other areas around Portsmouth.