Portsmouth to Caen / Caen to Portsmouth
2 crossings daily
5 hr 45 min

Caen – it is the capital of Calvados (region of Normandy), located on the north-west of France. Historical part of city, in spite of strong destructions of war, hides a few architectural «treasures»: wonderful half-timbered quarter with atmospheric restaurants, mansion of Cointrin, dated the XV century, medieval tower Laura, and also ancient abbey and church.


Basic ferry companies

Caen has a regular marine report with the south of England. Ferriage en-route Caen – Portsmouth is served by a company Brittany Ferries. Duration of voyage makes about six hours, therefore to reserve a cabin there is not a necessity. Frequency of ferriages changes depending on a season. As a rule, a ferry plies 21 one time per a week.

Aboard courts all comforts are envisaged:

  • lean back seats:
  • playing room for children;
  • restaurant with the dishes of the French kitchen;
  • shops.

Enroute the ferriage of economy class operates from Portsmouth, and reserving a ticket beforehand on-line, it is possible to economize yet more.

Features of port

Caen is located on the riverside Orne, in the distance ten kilometres from the channel of English Channel.

The nearest to the city international airport is in Paris, another – Deauville — Saint - Gatien Airport is in the distance in 58 kilometres from port.

From the capital of France it is possible to reach on a train that leaves from train station of Saint - Lazare. A regular bus report, fare, is also put right;ndash; from seven euros. Acquisition of скидочной map of Visi’ter card allows to economize 50% on a ticket for journeys on Lower Normandy at the weekend. Travel operates one year.

Straight in port it is possible to lease a car. To reach Caenа on a machine more comfortable than all on the routes of А13 from Paris, Havre or Rouen, on the highway of А84 from Renna.

Caen serve, both speed passenger and freight ferries. It very comfortably to reach to port, not only a regular bus report operates in fact but also bikeways are envisaged.