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Le Havre Ferry Port

Le Havre Ferry Port is only a 2.5 hour drive from Paris, making it the closest port to the French capital for those travelling from the UK. It’s extremely popular for those looking to explore the coast, as well as people taking a driving holiday in France.

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Le Havre Ferry Port, France

Le Havre Ferry Routes

One route is operated between Le Havre and the south coast of England, which is the Le Havre-Portsmouth ferry crossing.

Le Havre Ferry to Portsmouth

Brittany Ferries offer up to 5 weekly sailings each way on the route, with the crossing taking 6 hours from Portsmouth. The return journey from Le Havre is usually on an overnight ferry and can be up to 11 hours in total. You’ll need to book a cabin for any overnight sailings, but there are a range of options to choose from depending on your budget. Prices start at around £90 one-way (excluding a cabin) and foot passengers are not currently permitted to travel on the service.

Facilities at Le Havre Ferry Port

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Getting to Le Havre

Le Havre Ferry Terminal is located just outside of the city centre and is easily accessed from the major road network. The Port address is Le Havre Ferries (Terminal de la Citadelle), Normandy, Le Havre 76600

🚗 By car: If you’re travelling from Paris use the A13/A131 motorway and follow it on to the N282 near Mayville. From other directions use the A29 motorway in the direction of Le Havre and follow the signs for ‘Terminal de Citadelle’.

🚈 By train: The SNCF train station at Le Havre is just a 15 minute walk from the ferry terminal and a free shuttle bus service can also be used if preferred. Rail services from the station include high speed trains to Rouen, Marseille and Lyon, together with regional trains to Yvetot and Paris.

Common questions on Le Havre Ferry Port

How early should I arrive at the Le Havre ferry terminal?

Check-in closes 45 minutes before the departure time, or 90 minutes before the sailing time for those travelling with a pet.

How long is the Le Havre to Portsmouth ferry?

The average sailing time from Le Havre to Portsmouth is 10.5-11 hours and is an overnight crossing.

Is there parking at Le Havre port?

Free parking (for customers only) is available at the port, but spaces are limited and it’s advised not to rely on being able to park there for extended periods of time.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Le Havre?

Brittany Ferries doesn’t allow foot passengers on ferries between Le Havre and Portsmouth.

How far is Le Havre from Paris?

Le Havre is around 125 miles from Paris and the journey takes 2.5-3 hours by car.



  • 5 sailings weekly between Le Havre & Portsmouth
  • 6-11 hour journey time

*Price one-way for car + 4 people