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Cheap ferry crossings to France from Portsmouth

Brittany Ferries économie is our no-frills service offering cheap ferries to France between Portsmouth and Le Havre.

  • No-frills ferry crossing offering a simple yet comfortable service
  • Ideal for those on a budget & looking for cheap ferry tickets
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Portsmouth to Le Havre route map

Directions and route planning

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For passengers taking ferries from Portsmouth to Le Havre, these maps of Portsmouth and Le Havre will help you with driving directions to and from the ports.

Portsmouth is the most convenient port for those coming from London, which is less than two hours drive. It is also easily accessible from the Midlands and the South with the M27 linking directly into the M3 and the motorway network.

Le Havre

Le Havre is a modern maritime city at the mouth of the River Seine. Largely rebuilt since WW2 when 80% of the city was destroyed, Le Havre city centre is a World Heritage site designed by the 'concrete poet' Auguste Perret and is also one of the greenest cities in France. Well-connected to France's fast and efficient road network, it is easy to travel to some of the most popular areas including Paris, Normandy, and the Alps.

Find out the driving distances to some popular destinations in the table below.

Driving distances from Le Havre

Distances to popular destinations
ToMiles (Km)
Angers203 (328)
Bayeux77 (124)
Biarritz549 (884)
Bordeaux429 (691)
Brest290 (467)
La Rochelle315 (508)
Marseille600 (967)
Mont St Michel136 (220)
Paris121 (196)
Tours211 (341)

Short breaks in Normandy

Why not take a short break in Normandy, with a trip to Rouen, Bayeux or Honfleur? Or perhaps take a luxury holiday with society's elite in Deauville. Our hotels close to Normandy beaches are ideal for a family break, and by travelling with your car you have the freedom and flexibility to go off the beaten track to explore the region. Search for a hotel break in Normandy...

Driving in France

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.


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