Portsmouth to Ouistreham ferry

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Journey Information

There are 3 daily ferries from Portsmouth to Ouistreham. Traveling by ferry from Portsmouth to Ouistreham usually takes around 6 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest Brittany Ferries ferry can make the trip in 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance113 mi (182 km)
Shortest duration5h 45m
Cheapest price£61.78
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceBrittany Ferries
Ferry lines1

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What ferry companies travel from Portsmouth to Ouistreham?

There is one ferry company that operates from Portsmouth to Ouistreham. Brittany Ferries is the only company that connects the two cities by ferry. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled ferries per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Brittany Ferries36h 18m£73.57
  • Book Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Ouistreham from £62. There are 3 Brittany Ferries schedules from Portsmouth to Ouistreham and you can expect on average to pay for a Brittany Ferries ticket to Ouistreham. In Portsmouth, Brittany Ferries departs to Ouistreham from Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal and no other station. In Ouistreham, Brittany Ferries arrives at Ferry Terminal Caen and no other station.

    An average trip on Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Ouistreham takes 6 hours and 18 minutes , while the fastest available Brittany Ferries trip will get you to Ouistreham in 5 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Brittany Ferries offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Ouistreham.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our ferry partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, ferry carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the ferry or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

The ferry usually takes around 6 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 113 miles (182 kilometers) from Portsmouth to Ouistreham. However, the fastest ferry only takes 5 hours and 45 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the ferry. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Portsmouth to Ouistreham is on Monday. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Thursday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Thursday is the way to go.

The earliest ferry leaves Portsmouth at 08:00. The latest ferry leaves Portsmouth at 21:00. To see the times for all ferries between the first and last ones, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 scheduled ferries that travel from Portsmouth to Ouistreham every day. Of these, 3 are direct ferries, meaning that you do not have to change ferries at any point during your trip.

City Information


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Portsmouth, located on the South coast of England, is home to several important historical dockyards and thus a storied maritime heritage. Though many people travel here to experience the nautical atmosphere, Portsmouth also offers many attractions and experiences to suit every taste.

For a taste of the sea, Henry VIII's Mary Rose is a must-see attraction, as well as Lord Nelson's famous HMS Victory. Both ships are accompanied by museums where visitors can learn more about these significant historical warships. If the weather drives you inside, take a walk around the Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, hosting a variety of displays and recreations of how life has changed in Portsmouth over the centuries. To see the whole city all at once, climb Spinnaker Tower to see the city from 170 meters high. Finally, if you're feeling brave, walk across the glass Sky Walk to see the waves crash on the shore beneath your feet.

Due to its many ports, Portsmouth is accessible via ferry, as well as train, car, and bus. The South Western Railway makes getting to Portsmouth from London and other southern towns easy, while National Express and Megabus provide bus services that link many other major towns and cities.

Station Information

Where does the ferry leave from in Portsmouth?

Main departure station: Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal

Most ferries depart from the main station in Portsmouth.

All ferry stations in Portsmouth:

  • Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal

Where does the ferry arrive in Ouistreham?

Main arrival station: Ferry Terminal Caen

All ferries from Portsmouth arrive at one main station in Ouistreham.

Ferry stations in Ouistreham:

  • Ferry Terminal Caen

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