Portsmouth to Caen and St Malo

From Portsmouth you can sail with Brittany Ferries to Caen and St Malo. Visit France in style with Brittany Ferries.


Portsmouth is well known for its naval base, much of which is visible on outgoing and incoming ferry crossings. See one or two of the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers, warships, the Victory and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels.

Portsmouth is a very busy port with many different ferries to be seen. Enjoy the journey as much as your holiday and see what Portsmouth has to offer for yourself.


The ferry terminal is located just seawards of the entrance to the Caen Canal. The ferry crossings operate three times a day from Portsmouth to Caen.

There are excellent road links to Paris, Brittany, the Loire, the South West, the Mediterranean and the rest of Normandy. Caen has excellent shopping, and many attractions, including two famous abbeys and The Museum of Peace.

St Malo

St Malo, the walled historic port which still remains to be very busy, Brittany Ferries sailings run once a day from Portsmouth to St Malo, day crossing time is 8 hrs 45 minutes. Within the walls is the heart of St Malo where there is plenty of shops, hypermarkets, restaurants and bars.

The nearby sandy beaches make St Malo a great place to visit weather you are staying or just visiting for the day.