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Lower Normandy Travel by Sea

There are 4 seaports in Lower Normandy: Caen-Ouistreham, Cherbourg, Granville and Honfleur. All of these coastal towns serve UK-France ferry crossings. Travelling by boat is indeed a perfect way to enjoy the French coastal towns with their beautiful beaches!


The choice of ferry operators running from UK ports to Lower-Normandy is wide. P&O Ferries, SeaFrance Ferries, Brittany or Irish ferries, amongst others; will provide you with regular crossings (about 4 per day) and cheap ferry tickets (especially for groups).

Origin Destination Average Prices
Jersey Carteret €60 / £54
Jersey Granville €56 / £51
Jersey Cherbourg €60 / £54
Poole Cherbourg €58 / £52
Portsmouth Cherbourg €62 / £56
Portsmouth Caen €58 / £52


  • Taking a ferry from Portsmouth, you will arrive in Caen in 5h45 only (3h45 with the navire rapide - quick ship).
  • Cherbourg harbour also allows to go to America and West Indies.
  • Granville seaport is much more than only a port: apart from transporting people, it is a very important commercial harbour, the first fishing port of Normandy and a great marina.

Useful Contacts
  • www.irishferries.com
  • www.brittany-ferries.co.uk

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