Having been rebuilt after WWII, Le Havre is now France’s second biggest port and the closest one to Paris. It is the gateway to the scenic Normandy, the spires of Rouen and Honfleur. Ferries are available from Le Havre to Portsmouth with P&O Portsmouth ferries.
Le Havre has two main ferry terminals, one located nearby both the bus and train stations in the Bassin de la Citadelle, where P&O have three daily sailings to Portsmouth. The other is located closer to the town centre on Boulevard Kennedy. This terminal is used only for services between Le Havre and Ireland.
Both ferry terminals have tourist information kiosks but are only open during the summer months. Other facilities inside the terminals include a convenience store, café and a bureau de change. Wheelchair access is good in both terminals, whilst staff will also help with boarding, providing prior notification has been made when making your booking.
P&O Portsmouth provide three daily sailings to Portsmouth at 08:30, 15:50 and 23:30, with trips taking around five and a half hours. The ferries which sail this route have fantastic onboard facilities including restaurants, bars and large lounge areas. There is also significant passenger and freight capacity on all ferries.
Connected to the rest of France by the Normandy Bridge, Le Havre is just 200kms from Paris along the A131. Le Havre also has good motorway links to the rest of the country if you wish to continue your journey elsewhere. Not far south of Le Havre (55miles) you will find the capital of Normandy, Rouen. For those with cars, short and long-stay car parking spaces are available at the terminals.
Le Havre is well connected by rail to the rest of the country and indeed Europe by the SNCF station on Cours de Republique. There is a bus service between the port and the train station as well as a bus which runs from the terminals to the town centre.