Ferry to Caen


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Caen Routes

Book a ferry to Caen with AFerry. Ferries to Caen, in France, are available from England. You can take a ferry to Caen from Portsmouth.

Caen Ferry Companies

Ferries to and from Caen are operated by Brittany Ferries. When you search for a ferry to Caen, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select. We'll also show you results for similar ports like Dieppe and Le Havre to help you find the best times and prices to suit your plans.

Caen ferries with Brittany Ferries are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Caen will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.

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About Caen

Caen is the capital of Lower Normandy and lays between two rivers the Orne and the Odon. Caen was one of the many cities to suffer the ill-effects of World War II.

The city was bombed on D-Day and is said to have burned for a week before being liberated. The damage was on a grand scale and the only vestiges of the past to remain were the ramparts of the Chateau and the two great abbeys. These were built by William the Conqueror when he founded the City in the 11th Century.

The beaches are the sites of D-Day landings and some of the best to visit are Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches (northeast of Bayeux) and Pointe du Hoc on Omaha Beach. Caen has excellent shopping facilities and many other historic places to visit.

Ferries to and from Caen Ouistreham

Brittany Ferries boats offer comfortable lounge areas, internet access and a wide range of bars and restaurants. You will also find cinemas, children's entertainment and disco clubs onboard some vessels. All this means you will never be bored aboard a Brittany Ferries ferry!

Caen Port

Caen Ferry Port lies in the small port town of Ouistreham which is at the mouth of Canal de Caen à la Mer (Canal of Caen). This canal is made up of a group of quays and docks and connects the port of Caen to the city of Caen flowing downstream to the town of Ouistreham and the English Channel. Caen offers quick and regular crossings to the United Kingdom and all these ferries can be booked through AFerry.

Caen port facilities

Caen Ferry port has facilities such as Cafeteria and bar, toilets, Bureau de change, services for disabled, a shuttle service for foot passengers to transport them to and from the terminal to the ships arrivals and departures and a pay phone. All of these facilities are open for all the sailings and during the weekends.

Parking facilities are available outside the passenger terminal and the maximum stay is up to 72 hours. There is no charge for parking but the vehicles are left at owner's risk.

Getting to Caen

The port is just 15 Kilometres or 7 miles to the north of Caen city accessed via fast dual carriageway. From Paris, take the A13 ROUEN/CAEN motorway, and then follow signs to Ouistreham/Car ferry. N175 connects Mont St Michel and Brittany to Caen and N13 connects Bayeux and Cherbourg to Caen. N158 leads to Caen from Le Mans and Loire Valley.

The nearest railway station is in Caen, just 18 km from the ferry port. You can take the train from Gare St - Lazare, Paris to Caen. SNCF operates services to Caen.

Caen Map

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Port Addresses

Brittany Ferries

Avenue du Grand Large,Ouistreham, 14150 Ouistreham, France


  • 02 Mar 2020
    life on the Ocean wave
    • As per normal trip was on time and the staff very efficient

      Review by GEOFFREY CROMBIE

  • 10 Feb 2020
    • great crossing both ways...Friendly staff...nice comfortable cabin

      Review by THIERRY TAUPIN

  • 07 Jan 2020
    Delightful trip
    • Having traveled this way many times I never have a problem traveling this route,luckily I was able to book a berth and had a very peaceful night

      Review by CON HOYE

  • 29 Dec 2019
    Wonderful journey
    • We where so happy that our beloved doggies got to stay in our motorhome overnight on the crossing. No freezing cold metal cages with force 9 gales howling through. We slept like logs knowing they where comfy and warm. Breakfast was brilliant and the crossing was stress free.

      Review by Jim Jackson

  • 22 Nov 2019
    First time crossing
    • Efficient embarkation, pleasant public areas, efficient staff. Cabin was clean and functional.

      Review by Andy Taylor

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