Ouistreham to Portsmouth ferry

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Ouistreham - Portsmouth Ferry Schedule

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Journey Information

You can pick from 3 daily ferry trips between Ouistreham and Portsmouth. The average ferry journey from Ouistreham to Portsmouth takes 6 hours and 38 minutes, but some Brittany Ferries ferry trips are as short as 6 hours.

Distance113 mi (182 km)
Shortest duration6h 0m
Cheapest price$26.61
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceBrittany Ferries
Ferry lines1

How much does a ferry ticket from Ouistreham to Portsmouth cost?

Based on the average prices in the last 30 days, $49.53 was the cheapest price for ferry tickets from Ouistreham to Portsmouth. Any tickets cheaper than $49.53 is an especially great deal.

Book as early as possible to get the best deals on ferry tickets, since ferry fares tend to climb the closer you get to the travel date. Try to book 28 days in advance to save $58.36 on your ferry ticket compared to purchasing at the last minute.

Monthly average prices

For those looking to score the best possible deal on a ferry trip from Ouistreham to Portsmouth, the ideal time to plan the trip is during January. That’s when the average cost for a ferry ticket is the lowest of the year, at just $57. If you're considering traveling from Ouistreham to Portsmouth during August, keep in mind that ferry tickets are typically more expensive during this time of year. Expect the average price to be closer to $106. Booking in advance can help snag cheaper tickets, though.

Prices as travel date approaches


The best way to find cheap ferry tickets from Ouistreham to Portsmouth is to book your trip as early as possible, since most ferry companies increase ticket prices as the travel date approaches. That’s why you should book at least 28 days in advance. You’ll save up to $58.36 on your ferry ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What ferry companies travel from Ouistreham to Portsmouth?

There is one ferry company that operates from Ouistreham to Portsmouth. 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 39m$91.82
  • Book Brittany Ferries from Ouistreham to Portsmouth from $26. There are 3 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 39 minutes , while the fastest available Brittany Ferries trip will get you to Portsmouth in 6 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Brittany Ferries offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Portsmouth.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ferry usually takes around 6 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 113 miles (182 kilometers) from Ouistreham to Portsmouth. However, the fastest ferry only takes 6 hours, 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 Saturday. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 3 scheduled ferries that travel from Ouistreham to Portsmouth 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 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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