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The A3 Hindhead Tunnel brings France closer

Thanks to the Hindhead Tunnel Portsmouth ferry port is even more accessible than ever!

  • Fast-craft, day or night cruises
  • Mix & match your routes
  • Day trips, short breaks and a wide choice of holidays
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Getting to France is now even easier from Portsmouth

The A3 Hindhead Tunnel brings France closer

The new A3 tunnel at Hindhead means an easier and quicker drive to Portsmouth, Britain's best connected ferry port. It will now be possible to make the journey from Southwest London all the way on dual carriageway in just over an hour!

When heading across the Channel, many drivers' first thought is Dover. But Portsmouth is actually closer to London and the new tunnel means a much reduced drive time, especially from Southwest London and the southern Home Counties.

Time saved driving to Portsmouth via the Hindhead Tunnel vs Dover
Driving to DoverDriving to Portsmouth
Driving fromDistance (miles)Journey TimeDistance (miles)Journey Time via the Hindhead Tunnel
Wimbledon871hr 34 mins661hr 11 mins
Epsom861hr 19 mins621hr 05 mins
Sutton821hr 21 mins671hr 13 mins
St Albans1081hr 56 mins891hr 27 mins
Windsor1091hr 35 mins74 1hr 09 mins
Source: RAC Route Planner August 2011

Breakfast in London, lunch in France

Combine the quicker journey to Portsmouth with our high speed service and your door to door journey time to Normandy could be less than 5 hours* What's more you'll have the convenience and flexibility of your own car. So forget airport parking, long checkins and waits for car hire. Sail Brittany Ferries high speed with your car from Portsmouth.

* Door to door journey time

  • SW London to Portsmouth approx. 1 hour
  • Check in 45 minutes
  • Brittany Ferries high speed Portsmouth/Cherbourg 3 hours
  • Total journey time less than 5 hours

Portsmouth to France ferries

Brittany Ferries Portsmouth ferry port provides a wide selection of sailings across the Channel to our ferry ports in Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre and St Malo. Choose between relaxing cruises by day or sail overnight, and for the quickest crossings, our Portsmouth fast ferries sail to France in just 3 hours.

Our mile-saving route network takes you closer to your holiday destination, meaning you'll spend less time in the car and more time on holiday.

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