Portsmouth to Le Havre Ferry
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Cheap Portsmouth to Le Havre prices
For the next 7 days
Based on bookings travelling this week with a car.
Portsmouth-Le Havre ferry schedules by season
This sailing is operated by Brittany Ferries and also Brittany Ferries' new economy brand: Brittany Ferries économie.
If you sail from 15th May to 6th September (exact dates may vary per season) on Saturday and Sunday, you will sail on the high speed vessel, the Normandie Express. This schedule has several advantages:
- Early 7am sailings mean you can be in France for lunch
- Portsmouth to Le Havre in 3 hours and 45 minutes
- A full range of onboard facilities including a comfortable lounge
Portsmouth to Le Havre économie service
The new économie service from Brittany Ferries is designed for those who want a cheaper crossing but are prepared for a few minor sacrifices in terms of speed and services on board.
The ferry departs from 23:15 hrs each evening from Portsmouth from the middle of May to early November. The ferry arrives at 08:30 hrs in the morning. Meaning you are fully relaxed and ready for whatever is ahead. You are able too see and book the full range of cabins as you make your booking.
Two ferries operate the économie service, the Etretat and Baie de Seine. On the Eretrat, you will find a bar, movie lounge and a seating area. The Baie de Seine features a café, bar and a small children's play area.
On board the Normandie Express
If you don't sail on the économie service you will sail aboard the Normandie Express. This is a luxury modern high speed ferry with a top speed of about 42 knots (78 kph).
All passengers on this ferry receive a place in a complimentary reclining seat. And if you want to treat yourself you can also upgrade to a club seat. These comfortable leather seats have extra leg room and a foot-rest, individual reading lights and USB charge points. Complimentary magazines and newspapers as well as a complimentary tea, coffee, water or orange juice are also included in the price if you upgrade.
If you fancy a bite to eat you will find two bars and a café, serving fresh sandwiches, salads, pastries, snacks, cold drinks, teas and coffees.
Portsmouth is Britain's only island city, situated on the Portsea Island. The docklands area of Portsmouth have long been important for the Royal Navy (and, incidentally, home to the world's oldest dry dock) and there are a variety our walking and boat tours which will give you an insight into the city's past. The waterfront has recieved much needed renovation in the last decade. One result is the Spinnaker Tower which can be clearly viewed as you enter the port.
About Le Havre
The Le Havre ferry port is the first port at the entrance of the English Channel, and is based in the largest city in the heart of Normandy, with a population of 196,000. The Havre de Grace was founded in 1517 by King Francois (1st), because of the silting up of the Honfleur and Harfleur ports situated in the bay of the river Seine. You can book all ferries to Le Havre with AFerry
Le Havre is situated at the mouth of the River Seine with Paris only 200km away, making Le Havre the closest port to Paris. Le Havre itself is a nice place to visit with its sightseeing and shopping. Much of the shopping is in the shape of street markets and shopping centers. The Quartier Grand Centre is the main shopping centre, with a covered market and pedestrianized streets. The Quartier St Francois is near the port and has a daily fish market as well as charming bars and restaurants. Le Havre now also boasts Frances largest skate park, which is ideal for families and kids.
11 Jan 2020Perfect Crossing
Again, two very pleasant out and return crossings.
Review by CWE
04 Jan 2020Good
My family enjoyed the crossing. On the way out we hit some weather but everything was good
Review by ALI BENAMMAR
02 Jan 2020Great cabin!
After a long journey to the ferry and a long wait after checking in, it was a delight to enter our lovely little cabin which had all we needed for the night - two comfortable beds and ensuite facilities. On the 11.30 pm crossing, we made warm drinks (had our own mini kettle and adapter), went straight to bed and slept well all through the night. In the morning, we made tea and had cereal and fruit for breakfast (brought our own provisions). We were ready to face the long journey ahead when we disembarked at 8.30am. My review was initially rejected, because l had left blank quality of onboard catering as we had not used it. There should have been a not applicable box to tick. I gave it 3 stars because that seemed the most neutral option.
Review by MARGARET
23 Oct 2019Cheap and Cheerful
These ships are ex LD lines vessels now in Brittany Ferries colours. Have used this route for many year. The sleeping accommandation is always clean on the overnighter to Le Havre. Got a deal for October Travel.
Review by Anon
20 Oct 2019Overnight trip
Another good overnight crossing.
Review by Anon