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Operators and sailings

Portsmouth International Port offers more ferry routes than any other UK ferry port, serving popular destinations in France, Spain and the Channel Islands.

Port Operator Crossing time Frequency
Caen Brittany Ferries 6 hours Up to 3 sailings a day
Cherbourg Brittany Ferries 8 hours over night. A 3 hour high speed service operates in the summer. Up to 5 sailings per week
Le Havre Brittany Ferries 5 hours, 30 minutes - currently freight only 1 sailing per day
St Malo Brittany Ferries 11 hours overnight, 9 hours by day Up to 7 sailings per week
Bilbao Brittany Ferries 33 hours, 30 mins over two nights 2 sailings per week
Santander Brittany Ferries 28 hours, 30 mins overnight 2 sailings per week
St Helier, Jersey Condor Ferries 10 hours, 30 minutes outbound, 8 hours 30 minutes return Up to 7 sailings a week
St Peter Port, Guernsey Condor Ferries 6 hours 30 minutes outbound, 12 hours 30 minutes return Up to 7 sailings a week

Tickets and bookings

For ferry bookings, follow the links below.

Please consult the ferry companies for timetables, fares, departure points and special offers.


Tel: 0330 159 7000

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Tel: 01305 761551

Sailings to the Isle of Wight and Gosport are also available from other areas in Portsmouth.

Wightlink operates a car and foot passenger service. Tel: 0871 376 1000

Hovertravel operates a foot passenger hovercraft to the Isle of Wight, departing from Southsea.

Tel: 023 9282 9757

Gosport Ferry operates a foot passenger service between Portsmouth and Gosport.

Tel: 023 9252 4511