Portsmouth – Caen (Ouistreham)

Do you want to drive to France for a holiday or a short break? The ferry is an economical and convenient solution for visiting France by car. There are many advantages in crossing the Channel by ferry: you can have something to eat in a calm and friendly atmosphere, relax in pleasant areas or get brochures and other travel information for your stay in France.


The port of Ouistreham is located 30 minutes from the city of Caen. The main motorways pass through Caen and thus allow you to visit Calvados and the Lower Normandy region. From Caen, you can get to cities such as Le Mans, Angers and reach the Atlantic coast by visiting the Loire Valley.


The frequency of the link is two to four departures every day. The crossing between Portsmouth and Caen lasts on average 5 hours 45 minutes during the day and 7 hours at night. It is possible to reach the French coast in 3 hours 45 minutes with a fast ferry. The ferry times between the two ports are from 7:00 to 23:45. The ferry terminal at Portsmouth also serves the ports of Cherbourg, St Malo and Le Havre.


The company that provides a link between the port of Portsmouth and the port of Caen:
Brittany Ferries