Beach view at Le Havre

Portsmouth to Le Havre route map

Directions and route planning

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.

Brittany Ferries sailing routes map to France and Spain

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.


To Miles (Km)
Angers 203 (328)
Bayeux 77 (124)
Biarritz 549 (884)
Bordeaux 429 (691)
Brest 290 (467)
La Rochelle 315 (508)
Marseille 600 (967)
Mont St Michel 136 (220)
Paris 121 (196)
Tours 211 (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

Have a look at our driving in France guide for information on breathalysers, crit'air vignette environmental badge, road signs, speed limits, fuel,  autoroutes, safety camera warnings as well as on-the-spot fines.