What ferries operate between Portsmouth and France?
There are 4 different ferry routes from Portsmouth to France which include, Portsmouth to Caen, Portsmouth to St Malo, Portsmouth to Cherbourg and finally Portsmouth to Le Havre.
All four routes are operated by Brittany Ferries. Brittany Ferries have been in existence since 1972. They are the premier company when it comes to ferry travel to the west of France and Spain from England. Brittany Ferries also has one of the newest fleets of ships travelling across the English Channel. All ferries offer superior onboard facilities and activities and carry both cars and passengers.
Which is the fastest ferry?
The fastest ferry service from Portsmouth is to Cherbourg. The high-speed ferry takes approximately 3 hours and is the perfect alternative for those who wish to arrive in France quickly.
Brittany Ferries Portsmouth
Brittany Ferries Portsmouth ferries provide a huge selection of sailing times and dates. Below is a list of all ferry routes from Portsmouth to France with Brittany Ferries including the length of the crossing and number of sailings per day.
Portsmouth to Caen– The Portsmouth Caen crossing takes approximately 5 hr 45 minutes and there are up to 3 sailings per day with both day and night services. This route is perfect for Normandy and D-Day sights and also has excellent road links for the rest of France.
Portsmouth to St Malo – The Portsmouth St Malo crossing takes approximately 11 hrs and there are up to 7 overnight sailings per week. The route offers excellent road links to head further on into central and southern France.
Portsmouth to Cherbourg – The Portsmouth Cherbourg crossing takes approximately 3 hrs and there are up to 9 sailings per week. This route is perfect for those wishing to explore Normandy, Brittany and the west of France.
Portsmouth to Le Havre – The Portsmouth Le Havre crossing takes approximately 5 hr 30 minutes and there are up to 12 sailings per week. This route offers the quickest access to Paris and eastern France.
Why travel from Portsmouth?
The main benefits of travelling from Portsmouth to France are listed below.
- Multiple sailings on multiple days
- Mix and match your routes to give you ultimate flexibility
- Choose from a night or daytime crossings
Other reasons why you should consider catching a ferry from Portsmouth include: Firstly Portsmouth is the nearest cross channel ferry port to London making it easily reachable from the capital. Secondly, it has direct access from the motorway meaning it’s perfect for travellers from the south of England and those from the midlands. Finally, the variety of different routes gives you plenty of choices in destinations and times of travel.
Booking your ferry crossing
You can book any of the four ferry crossings direct with Brittany Ferries or by visiting any of the route pages listed below.