Brittany Ferries économie
We now operate a no-frills service called Brittany Ferries économie which travels from Portsmouth to both Santander and Le Havre. The service is ideal for those who wish to travel to France or Spain at a very reasonable fare without either the cruise-style experience we provide on our other ships or the speed afforded by Normandie Express. As with all our ferries the service is operated by Brittany Ferries' bilingual French crew and officers.
There is a weekend économie ferry to Santander from Portsmouth as well as a économie ferry to Le Havre which operates four return crossings a week. The no-frills service will appeal to those on a tight budget and looking for cheap ferry tickets. Bicycles and motorcyclists are welcome on both routes but foot passengers will only be accepted on the route to and from Le Havre.
Etretat is Brittany Ferries' ship operating our économie service. Find out more about the ship's on board facilities.
Find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our économie service.
Information about the Etretat's on board services
Customers familiar with our cruise ferries will notice the smaller public areas and lounges on board. One of these areas is the small self-service restaurant which will offer a limited choice of tasty French cuisine. There is a small bar, movie lounge and lounge area, however, there are no facilities or entertainment for children. Cabins have ensuite facilities but without carpets and there is a lounge where seats can be reserved on overnight crossings. Pet owners will welcome the thirteen pet-friendly cabins to France & Spain. There are also two well-equipped wheelchair accessible cabins, however we suggest that any customers with mobility issues read our information on accessibility.
The facilities and on board services available on our ship Etretat are limited compared to our cruise ships to France & Spain.
The cabins are a mixture of 4-berth inside and outside cabins. They are all ensuite and air conditioned, however unlike the cabins on our cruise ferries they do not have carpets.
If you or a member of your party has impaired mobility or if you are travelling with small children, you may find accessing some areas of the ship challenging.
|Portsmouth to Le Havre||Le Havre to Portsmouth|
|Portsmouth to Santander||Santander to Portsmouth|
|Saturday||08:15||11:15 (next day)|
|Sunday||14:15||15:15 (next day)|