Gateway to Normandy and beyond
Our Portsmouth to Le Havre Channel crossing takes you to the heart of Normandy, a region as famous for its rugged coastal beauty as it is for its rich historic past. Home to the Bayeux Tapestry, the breath-taking Abbey of Mont Saint Michel, and numerous World War II sites including the D-Day landing beaches, Normandy boasts history and nature in abundance.
The region is brilliant for outdoor pursuits such as sailing, kayaking, mountain biking and walking, and boasts a number of beautiful castles and stately homes, including the Chateau de Colombieres near Bayeux. Paris, the cities of Rouen and Caen, and Monet’s famous garden at Giverney are also just a short drive away.
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This cross-Channel ferry is also perfect if you’re heading to Brittany, western France, or south to Paris and beyond. And with the any-duration return fare you can stay and explore for as long as you like – just choose the departure and return dates to suit your plans.
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Sleep Over, Sail Back
Our outbound Portsmouth to Le Havre service departs at 23:00, allowing you to enjoy a full night’s sleep before arriving at 8:00 the next day. The return journey departs Le Havre at 17:00, and arrives in Portsmouth at 21:30.
Onboard facilities include a restaurant, bar, and shop, as well as outdoor deck space, so your holiday can start the moment you come onboard. There are also comfortable en suite cabins available for a small extra cost, giving you your own private space to relax. There is also a small soft play area where children can have fun in a safe environment.
Onboard the Portsmouth – Le Havre ferry
We also offer passage for pets, subject to our animal transport regulations, so the whole family can enjoy a holiday together.
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In addition to our Portsmouth to Le Havre route, DFDS Seaways also runs several daily cross channel ferries to France from Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk and from Newhaven to Dieppe.
You can also check crossing times and travel information on our ferry to France timetables page.