Couple at the Château de Caen

Portsmouth to Caen ferry crossings

Brittany Ferries' Portsmouth to Caen crossings offer a classic day or overnight cruise ferry sailings. All of our cruise ferries take cars as well as passengers, and you can combine different routes to get the best travel options for your holiday.

Portsmouth to Caen sailing times

  • Daily morning crossings (5 hrs 45 mins)

  • Daily afternoon crossings (5 hrs 45 mins)

  • Overnight crossings available every day (7 hrs to 7 hrs 45 mins)

Caen to Portsmouth sailing times

  • Daily morning crossings (5 hrs 45 mins)

  • Daily afternoon/evening crossings (5 hrs 45 mins to 6 hrs 15 mins)

  • Overnight crossings available every day (8 hrs 45 mins)

View the full Portsmouth to Caen ferry timetable for exact sailing times including seasonal variations.

Plan a family holiday...

Getting there: Take the overnight ferry from Portsmouth to Caen on a Friday night, set sail at 22:45 so there's no need to take Friday off work. Book a cabin so you can all get some sleep before you arrive in France at 6:45 in time for coffee and croissants. You could be in the Loire Valley by lunchtime!

Getting back: Choose an evening cruise on your homeward journey. Board at 16:30 and take advantage of the onboard shopping and entertainment before having dinner in one of our onboard restaurants. A stroll on deck to watch the sun setting and you'll be back in England at 21:15 ready for your journey home.