Ferry Crossings to Portsmouth from Caen

Brittany Ferries provide a ferry crossing from the North Western commune of Caen to the South coast of England, Portsmouth. This journey takes on average 6 hours during the day, and 7 hours overnight, with up to four crossings a day from Caen.

Destination: Portsmouth

Portsmouth's tourist attractions lie mostly around it's naval history. In the last decade it's historic dockyard has been given a much-needed face lift. Be sure to see one or two of the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers, warships, the Victory and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels. Portsmouth is also home to the D-Day museum, a short distance from the Southsea Castle; famous for the Overlord Tapestry. Most of the city's former defences are now hosts to museums or events.

The most recent project in Portsmouth is the Spinnaker Tower at Gunwharf Quays, built in 2005. The tower stands at 552 feet tall and features viewing decks at sea level.

Portsmouth has two theatres both designed by the same Victorian/Edwardian architect, with the New Theatre Royal specialising in classical, modern and avant-garde drama, whilst the Kings Theatre has many amateur musicals.

Other attractions include the birthplace of Charles Dickens, the Blue Reef Aquarium, the Cumberland House natural history museum and the Royal Marines Museum.


The Caen ferry terminal is well sign-posted from the main access routes and the nearest railway station about 18km away. There is a shuttle service between Ouistreham and Caen, although this service does not run for the evening arrivals in Ouistreham.

Route Summary

Average Sailing Duration: 6 hours (day), 7 hours (overnight)
Number of sailings from Portsmouth: Up to 4 crossings per day
Sailing times: 07.00, 08.00, 08.30, 12.30, 14.30, 23.00, 23.30

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