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Portsmouth to Le Havre Ferries

Book a Portsmouth to Le Havre ferry from just £89 one-way. Brittany Ferries run up to 5 sailings per week to the French port, which is just a 2 hour drive from Paris.

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Ferry crossings from Portsmouth to Le Havre

Just under a 2 hour drive from London, Portsmouth is easily accessible by car and is often easier to reach than the port of Dover. The crossing to Le Havre is perfect for those heading to the French capital, as well as any people exploiring the eastern coast of France. Located around 175 miles south of Calais, Le Havre has a great location for getting you deeper into central France without extending your drive.

Brittany Ferries is the only operator that provides sailings on the Portsmouth to Le Havre route, with crossings taking between 6 and 11 hours in total.

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Portsmouth – Le Havre Ferry Timetable & Sailings

Brittany Ferries operates an average of 4 to 5 sailings per week on the Portsmouth to Le Havre crossing. Please note that no foot passengers are allowed on this service.

Check-in closes 45 minutes before the departure time, with the crossing taking 6 hours on daytime sailings and around 10-11 hours for overnight sailings. All departure/arrival times listed in the Portsmouth-Le Havre timetables below are local times and are subject to change based on weather/tidal conditions.

Portsmouth to Le Havre Timetable

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Le Havre to Portsmouth Timetable

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Facilities on the Portsmouth to Le Havre Route

Brittany Ferries generally use the Cotentin ship for the Portsmouth-Le Havre crossing.

The ship features a self-service restaurant, bar with TV lounge, onboard duty free shop and free Wi-Fi in all public areas. During winter sailings both Normandie and Barfleur are also operated on the route.

Cabins are compulsory on all overnight crossings, with the option to upgrade to a cabin with a window. All 2 berth cabins have bunk style beds and ensuite facilities. 4 berth cabins have twin or bunk style beds and come complete with air conditioning.

Cotentin has two specially adapted cabins that can accommodate a wheelchair or a passenger with significantly reduced mobility.

Common questions on ferries to Le Havre from Portsmouth

How long is the ferry between Portsmouth and Le Havre?

Daytime sailings from both Portsmouth and Le Havre take 5.5 – 6 hours. Overnight sailings from Portsmouth take 8 hours, compared to around 10.5 hours from Le Havre. Departure and arrival times can vary by up to 1 hour due to tidal conditions.

How early should I arrive at the Portsmouth ferry port?

Most passengers should aim to check-in a mininum of 1 hour before departure. If you’re travelling with a pet you should check in 1.5 hours before depature at both Portsmouth and Le Havre.

Can I leave my car at Portsmouth?

Brittany Ferries operate a vehicle-only crossing to Le Havre. Therefore you should not look to park and leave your car at Portsmouth as you will not be permitted to board the ship.

Do I have to get a cabin?

There’s no requirement to get a cabin for daytime sailings, however there is an option to book one if you’d like some privacy. Cabins are compulsory however for all overnight sailings on the Portsmouth-Le Havre route.



  • 5 sailings weekly from Portsmouth to Le Havre
  • 6 hour journey time

*Early bird price one-way for car