Ferry Crossings from Portsmouth to Le Havre

LD Lines provide a ferry crossing from the South coast of England, Portsmouth to the North Western city of Le Havre in France. This journey takes 6.30 hours in the morning or day and 9 hours overnight.

Destination: Le Havre

Catch a ferry to the fantastic French holiday destination of Le Havre and enjoy the seafront resort. Visitors can enjoy beautiful weather, parks and gardens for peaceful walks in the countryside, or on the 2km long beach that is only 500 metres from the town centre. The resort is practical for leisure activities, including air skating, skateboarding, cycling, volleyball and a children's playground.

Le Havre also offers charming little towns for you to discover: Harfleur, Montivilliers and Sainte-Adresse. Harfleur is a little town, rich in heritage and architecture. Montivilliers is a Norman town with plenty to help the hours pass by, and Sainte-Adresse is a seaside town with a rich heritage and glorious past.

The Japanese Garden is not to be missed in Le Havre; 2,000m£ to seal the twinning ports with Osaka. Also make sure to visit the Saint-Roch Gardens; 2 hectares of British-style gardens in the city centre. Other Gardens include the City Hall Gardens and the Gardens of the Beach. The Rouelles Park and Holker Park offer great scenery and exhibitions.

Le Havre has numerous Cinemas, Theatres and Exhibitions for you to explore at night, as well as their enjoyable night life that provides lively places for you to drink, dance and have fun...


Portsmouth ferry terminal is located directly off the M27 and easily reached from London, the Midlands and the North. The return journey sets off at 10.30am and is much quicker than the trip there.

Route Summary

Average Sailing Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (day), 9 hours (overnight)
Number of sailings from Portsmouth: Up to 3 crossings per day
Sailing times: 10.15, 12.00, 23.00

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