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Portsmouth to Caen

  • Up to 3 sailings a day
  • 6 to 7 hours crossing by cruise ferry with comfortable cabins & fine dining
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Portsmouth to Caen car ferry

Car ferries to Caen in 5¾  hours

The Portsmouth to Caen car ferry route is our most popular route to Northern France, with convenient day and overnight sailings. All ships take both cars and passengers and Caen is ideally placed for a fast onward journey to Normandy, Brittany, the Loire or on to the South of France.

The motorway network accessed from Caen offers efficient, stress-free driving conditions, and, by taking your own car, you and your family can enjoy a relaxing and familiar drive. Another benefit of travelling with your car is that you don't need to worry about baggage allowances, simply pack everything you think you'll need to for the holiday ahead!

  • Daily sailings with a choice of departure times
  • Pack your car without any worry about baggage allowances
  • Access the French motorway fast from Caen

Modern and stylish ferry fleet

When you take the car ferry to Caen you can sail on Mont St Michel or Normandie, these efficient, modern cruise ferries offer a range of cabin options, stylish sundecks and lounges, shops and a choice of onboard restaurants.

Find out more about the onboard experience with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Caen.

Getting around France by car

Taking your car to France means you can enjoy the freedom to choose your own route, plan a multi-centre holiday or add overnight stops to discover the real France. Your journey can be fast and direct with auto-routes offering access to all major areas or meander through the countryside to sightsee and soak up the French atmosphere. Having your own car should make driving stress free and provide familiarity and comfort for all the family.

Driving distances from Caen

Distances to popular destinations
ToMiles (Km)
Angers157 (252)
Bayeux19 (30)
Biarritz476 (781)
Bordeaux370 (596)
Brest242 (388)
La Rochelle260 (427)
Marseille627 (1009)
Mont St Michel78 (126)
Paris139 (228)
Tours157 (258)

France driving information

To ensure you are fully prepared for driving in France have a look at our helpful guides on what to expect, and find out what you'll need to know in the unfortunate event of an accident or breakdown.