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Caen to Portsmouth Ferry

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

Caen Portsmouth Ferry Times

The earliest Caen Portsmouth ferry typically departs Caen at about 08:30. The average sailing time of a ferry from Caen to Portsmouth is approximately 6h 39m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 6h 0m.

Caen to Portsmouth Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Caen to Portsmouth typically range between $293* and $1256*. On average the Caen Portsmouth ferry is $700*. The cheapest Caen Portsmouth ferry prices start from $40*. The average price for a foot passenger is $504*. The average price for a Caen Portsmouth car ferry is $749*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Portsmouth from Caen?

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

Is there a car ferry from Caen to Portsmouth?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Caen to Portsmouth provided by Brittany Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Caen and Portsmouth.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Caen Portsmouth ferry?

Yes, Caen Portsmouth ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Caen to Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries.

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Caen - Portsmouth Route summary
Departure Country France
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price A$700*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 20
Average Sailing Duration 6h 39m
Fastest Sailing Duration 6h 0m
First Ferry 08:30
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 Caen to Portsmouth?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Caen to Portsmouth is approximately 6h. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Caen to Portsmouth?

The average price of a ferry from Caen to Portsmouth is approximately 429 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Caen to Portsmouth?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Caen to Portsmouth?

Ferries from Caen to Portsmouth are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

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

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Caen to Portsmouth with
  • Brittany Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Caen to Portsmouth?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Caen to Portsmouth with
  • Brittany Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Caen to Portsmouth?

Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Caen to Portsmouth. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
  • Brittany Ferries

How far is Portsmouth from Caen?

The distance between Caen to Portsmouth is approximately 104 nautical miles.

Caen Guide

The city of Caen is located in the north west of France and is the largest city in Lower Normandy. The port city is located around 15 km inland from the English Channel coast and is around 2 hours by car from Paris, the French capital. There are a number of interesting things to see and do in the city. Caen's castle was built by William the conqueror in 1060 and is definitely worth a visit. The castle is one of the largest medieval castles in Western Europe and was handed to the French Crown in 1204. William the Conqueror is perhaps best known for conquering England in 1066!

for visitors seeking a more sedate way to pass the time then a visit to the Jardin Botanique de Caen is a must. It is a botanical garden and arboretum that contains more than 8,000 plant species.

The small port of Ouistreham serves Caen and lies at the mouth of the Caen Canal, at the point where it meets the English Channel. The ferry terminal is around 15 km from the city centre and there is a daytime bus service available for foot passengers. Ferry services operating from the port depart to Portsmouth, on the south coast of England.


Portsmouth Guide

Portsmouth is an English city in the county of Hampshire, lying on the English Channel coast. Leading ferry operators including Condor Ferries, Wightlink and Brittany Ferries serve the city's port from British and international locations including Le Havre, Bilbao, Cherbourg, Caen, St Malo, St Helier, St Peter Port and Ryde.

The city boasts a long, illustrious maritime history and has connections with the Royal Navy that go back centuries. It was also one of the world's greatest shipbuilding centres and constructed the first ever dry dock, in the 15th century, which is still in use today. Portsmouth is still an important base for the navy and is home to a number of historic ships including the crowning glory of Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory.

The nearby suburb of Southsea is a popular destination for families and has a lovely stretch of beach, two piers and a good selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and a theme park at Clarence Pier.


Caen to Portsmouth Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/7/2024 and 21/7/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 08:30 14:30 6 hours Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Brittany Ferries 16:30 22:30 6 hours Everyday
Brittany Ferries 23:00 07:15 8 hours 15 minutes Thu
Brittany Ferries 23:30 07:15 7 hours 45 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

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