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Portsmouth ferry

The port of Portsmouth connects:

  • England to Brittany
  • England to Isle of Wight
  • England to Jersey
  • England to Normandy
  • England to Spain

Ferries to and from Portsmouth are operated by the following companies:

  • Brittany Ferries
  • Condor Ferries
  • Wightlink

There are 10 routes to and from Portsmouth port. The shortest crossing from Portsmouth is to Ryde and it takes 22 minutes. The most popular Portsmouth ferry route is the Portsmouth-Le Havre route. The average price this month is £59 for a car and two people each way.

Portsmouth is one of our most popular ports and sailings run out quickly so we suggest booking soon.

Latest prices

  • Portsmouth - Fishbourne

    • 1 x Foot Passenger(s) Return
      Travel: 14/02/2017 - 14/02/2017
    • from: £15
    • Wightlink
    • passenger(s)
  • Portsmouth - Fishbourne

    • Car + 2 Return
      Travel: 13/02/2017 - 13/02/2017
    • from: £49
    • Wightlink
    • passenger(s)
  • Portsmouth - Fishbourne

    • Car + 4 Return
      Travel: 13/02/2017 - 13/02/2017
    • from: £50
    • Wightlink
    • passenger(s)
Portsmouth ferry services

England <> Normandy

  • Portsmouth <> Caen Brittany Ferries

    • Brittany Ferries
    • up to 3 crossings per day
    • from 5hrs 45mins
  • Portsmouth <> Cherbourg Brittany Ferries

    • Brittany Ferries
    • up to 2 crossings per day
    • 3hrs
  • Portsmouth <> Le Havre Brittany Ferries

    • Brittany Ferries
    • up to 2 crossings per day
    • from 5hrs 30mins

England <> Brittany

England <> Spain

England <> Isle of Wight

England <> Guernsey

Portsmouth ferry reviews

based on 1094 reviews
  • 28 November 2016
    Overnight stopover
    • Portsmouth to Caen with Brittany Ferries

      Cannot comment on catering as did not use

      Review by Bernard, Couple.

  • 25 November 2016
    Great journey
    • Portsmouth to Santander with Brittany Ferries

      The check in was very smooth and easy, very efficient boarding process. The on board facilities were excellent. I booked a 4 berth outside club class cabin which was very nice and well appointed, however I did get a chance to see the 2 berth cabins and they were very claustrophobic, I would not book a 2 berth cabin even for 1 person. Overall the experience was very pleasant and I recommend this route and A Ferry. Thank you

      Review by Kevin Lumb, Solo Traveller.

  • 25 November 2016
    Going home.
    • Portsmouth to Santander with Brittany Ferries

      Very impressed with the Staff . Ship and altogether service. I will be pleased to sail again with your company if I ever need.

      Review by Peter Smith, Solo Traveller.

  • 23 November 2016
    Mont St Michel not as good as the Normandie
    • Portsmouth to Caen with Brittany Ferries

      Second trip on the Pompey-Caen route and on both occasions took the overnight ferry out, without a cabin. The recling seats on the Normandie are very good but the ones on the Mont St michel are awful. If you want a semi-decent one you have to pay extra. Other than that, for me it's a great crossing but normally too expensive through the high season. But at £109 return I couldn't complain - 45 minute drive in the UK and 1.25 hours in France. Ideal.

      Review by George B, Couple.

  • 23 November 2016
    Isle of Wight ferry
    • Portsmouth to Fishbourne with Wightlink

      Nothing bad to say about this crossing except it costs quite a lot - we live in France and thus take the cross-channel ferries on a regular basis and in comparison this short crossing is expensive

      Review by Sue Trivett, Couple.

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  • Portsmouth port addresses and directions:

    Brittany Ferries:

    Wharf Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO2 8RU

    Condor Ferries:

    Portsmouth International Port, George Byng Way, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 8SP, UK.


    Gunwharf Terminal - Car Ferry Terminal, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA, United Kingdom.


    Portsmouth Harbour Station - Catamaran Terminal, The Hard, Portsmouth, PO1 3PS, United Kingdom.


    Travelling by car to Portsmouth: From London, take the M3 or A3 directly to Portsmouth. From the Midlands take the A34 to the M3, and from the South West take the A31. From Bristol and South Wales take the A36. These roads lead to the M275, from which an exit road leads directly to the port (well signposted). At the end of the exit slip road , follow signs form the roundabout directly into the terminal area.

    Sat Nav address:

    PO2 8RU.

    GPS co-ordinates:

    50.811823, -1.088367

Portsmouth Port Map

  • Brittany Ferries

    Check-in is at least 45 minutes prior to departure for passengers. However, for passengers with special needs we suggest checking in at least 60 minutes prior to departure.

  • Condor Ferries

    Check-in is at least 60 minutes prior to departure for all passengers.

  • Wightlink

    Foot Passengers are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before departure to collect their tickets and board. All other passengers must check in at least 30 minutes, and no more than 1 hour, prior to departure.

  • Portsmouth ferry port

  • Portsmouth <> Fishbourne. Ferry company: Wightlink

  • Portsmouth <> Le Havre. Ferry company: Brittany Ferries

Hotels in Portsmouth

Example of on-board accommodation

If you arrive at Portsmouth late at night or are departing early in the morning, why not book a hotel near the port?

A hotel near the port can also be a good idea if you have just finished a long ferry journey so you can properly relax before continuing your travels. Start your holiday as soon as you arrive!

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