Ferries to Le Havre


Portsmouth to Le Havre ferry route

Overnight sailings are available on the Economie service most days.

To book a crossing that departs within the next 7 days, please email overseastravel@campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

We also recommend you check the latest guidance with your chosen operator and stay up to date with the latest official advice: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Operator Frequency Duration
Brittany Ferries (Economie service)
Daily 5 hrs 30 mins for daytime sailings, approx. 11 hours for overnight

Onboard Accommodation

There are a variety of cabins available, including wheelchair accessible and pet friendly cabins. Reserved lounge seats can also be booked.

Onboard Facilities and Information

All crossings offer a café, bar and restaurant (self service) for refreshments and something to eat. There is also a small boutique with a limited selection of goods. 

Pets are permitted on the crossing to Le Havre. On certain crossings, a pet friendly cabin must be booked as pets are not permitted to stay in your vehicle.

Campsites near Le Havre

We are currently unable to book campsites on your behalf; please contact the campsite direct if you wish to make a booking.

Campsite Distance from Le Havre ferry port
Le Brevedent, Normandy 24 miles
La Foret, Normandy 41 miles
Le Point du Jour, Normandy 52 miles
Les Mouettes, Normandy 57 miles
Domaine de la Catinière, Normandy 16 miles

More about Le Havre

Le Havre is a port that sits at the mouth of the Seine, and has been long established as the harbour for Paris – indeed Le Havre is French for “the harbour”. Goods would reach Le Havre and be transferred to barges for the journey to the French capital down the Seine. Today Le Havre remains a popular arrival and departure point for people journeying to and from England.

The port of Le Havre suffered heavy bombing during Operation Overlord – the D-Day landings that took place in early June, 1944 – so much so that the city had to be completely rebuilt. The new Le Havre was designed by architect Auguste Perret, and construction took nearly two decades to complete. In 2005 Le Havre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Whilst in Le Havre you cannot but fail to notice the huge St Joseph's Church, a tall tower that's lined with coloured glass and was personally designed by Perret. If less modern architecture appeals to you, then you should see the Maison de l'Armateur, close to the ferry port, which is one of the few old houses of Le Havre that was not destroyed in World War II. You can visit the St Vincent district for more of a sense of the old Le Havre.