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Portsmouth Caen Ferry

The ferry from Portsmouth to Caen typically sails 2 times daily and up to 19 times weekly. The Portsmouth to Caen ferry is operated by Brittany Ferries. Portsmouth Caen Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Portsmouth Caen Ferry Times

The earliest Portsmouth Caen ferry typically departs Portsmouth at about 08:15. The average sailing time of a ferry from Portsmouth to Caen is approximately 6h 17m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 5h 45m.

Portsmouth to Caen Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Portsmouth to Caen typically range between $418* and $1477*. On average the Portsmouth Caen ferry is $962*. The cheapest Portsmouth Caen ferry prices start from $46*. The average price for a foot passenger is $582*. The average price for a Portsmouth Caen car ferry is $1026*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Caen from Portsmouth?

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

Is there a car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Portsmouth Caen ferry?

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

Portsmouth Caen Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Brittany Ferries - 19 weekly sailings, 2 daily sailings

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Portsmouth - Caen Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price A$945*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 16
Average Sailing Duration 6h 20m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 30m
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 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Portsmouth to Caen 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 Portsmouth to Caen?

    The average price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Caen is approximately 264 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Portsmouth to Caen?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Portsmouth to Caen and this is
    • Brittany Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Portsmouth to Caen?

    Ferries from Portsmouth to Caen 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 Portsmouth to Caen?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger 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 vehicle from Portsmouth to Caen with
    • Brittany Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen?

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen. 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 Caen from Portsmouth?

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

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 8/4/2024 and 14/4/2024


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 23:00 06:30 7 hours 30 minutes Wed
Brittany Ferries 23:30 05:45 6 hours 15 minutes Mon, Sat

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