Ouistreham to Portsmouth ferry

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Ouistreham - Portsmouth Ferry Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 daily ferries from Ouistreham to Portsmouth. Traveling by ferry from Ouistreham to Portsmouth usually takes around 6 hours and 48 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$50.52
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceBrittany Ferries
Ferry lines1

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What ferry companies travel from Ouistreham to Portsmouth?

There is one ferry company that operates from Ouistreham to Portsmouth. Brittany Ferries is the one ferry line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Brittany Ferries26h 48m$59.60
  • Book Brittany Ferries from Ouistreham to Portsmouth from $50. There are 2 trips per day offered by Brittany Ferries from Ouistreham to Portsmouth and you can expect on average to pay for a Brittany Ferries ticket to Portsmouth. In Ouistreham, Brittany Ferries departs to Portsmouth from Ferry Terminal Caen . In Portsmouth, Brittany Ferries arrives at Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal .

    An average trip on Brittany Ferries from Ouistreham to Portsmouth takes 6 hours and 48 minutes , while the fastest available Brittany Ferries trip will get you to Portsmouth in 5 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Brittany Ferries offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Portsmouth.

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 48 minutes to cover the 113 miles (182 kilometers) from Ouistreham to Portsmouth. 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 Ouistreham to Portsmouth is on Tuesday. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 Ouistreham at 8:00am. The latest ferry leaves Ouistreham at 11:00pm. 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 2 scheduled ferries that travel from Ouistreham to Portsmouth every day. Of these, 2 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 Ouistreham?

Main departure station: Ferry Terminal Caen

Most ferries depart from the main station in Ouistreham.

All ferry stations in Ouistreham:

  • Ferry Terminal Caen

Where does the ferry arrive in Portsmouth?

Main arrival station: Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal

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

All ferry stations in Portsmouth:

  • Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal

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