The Port of Caen
The Ferryport of Caen is situated in North West France in the Lower Normandy region approximately 2 hours from Paris. The Car Ferry Terminal is located at Ouistreham. There are 14 sailings per week between Portsmouth and Caen operated by Brittany Ferries. The average crossing time is 5 hours 45 minutes.
|GPS co ordinates
|Caen Ferry Port
||49º17'2.4" N (49.28401 N)
||0º14'58.9" W (-0.24970 E)
Caen Ferry Port by Car
The motorway network is very close to Caen with easy access from Paris, The Loire, Brittany and the south. The N175 connects to Mont St Michael and Brittany, the N13 connects to Bayeux and Cherbourg, whilst the N158 leads to Le Mans and the Loire Valley.
Caen Ferry Port Information
Address & contact details
Avenue du Grand Large
Tel: 0231 363 636
Bureau de change
The Bureau de Change is open at weekends and for all sailings at weekdays.
There is a bar open from 06:30 to 23:00.
All rental companies are in Caen, next to the railway station. You will not have the possibility to hire a car in Ouistreham but there are companies that deliver pre-booked cars to the terminal.
- • The terminal is a one storey building and wheelchair accessible
- • There are two disabled parking bays outside the terminal
- • There are disabled toilets in the car lanes and the second parking area
- • There are two adapted buses - one with a ramp and one specifically adapted for wheelchairs
- • There are wheelchairs available in the terminal for emergencies
Free Wi-Fi Internet access is available in the car lanes and in the terminal.
Regular Bus Service
A bus service transports passengers between the terminal and the ships both for arrivals and departures.
Dogs are allowed out of the vehicle in the port area providing that they are on a lead and muzzled. Unfortunately they are not allowed to enter the terminal building, or indeed out of the vehicle in which they are travelling, once checked in.
Tourist Information Office
The tourist information is open for all sailings. Phone number: 0231 968 970.
There are payphones in the terminal. You can purchase phone cards at the tourist information office.
27 September 2023
by Paul Quigley