Caen Ferry Port
Caen ferry port, also know as Ouistreham ferry port, offers regular ferry services to Portsmouth in England.
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Directions To and From Caen Ferry Terminal
Address: Avenue du Grand Large, Ouistreham, 14150. Tel: 02 31 36 36 36
You can reach Caen ferry port on the following routes:
- Portsmouth to Caen (Brittany Ferries)
Within easy reach of the resort town of Deauville - the original inspiration for Ian Fleming's Casino Royale - Caen is a city in the Calvados region of Normandy, France. Caen ferry port, also known as Ouistreham ferry port, is located 15 kilometres north of Caen centre. The port is an ideal entry point to France and benefits from direct access to the autoroute (motorway) network for quick and easy onward travel. The city of Caen was largely destroyed in fierce fighting towards the end of World War 2, but the re-built city still boasts many historial buildings from the reign of William the Conqueror, who is buried here in the Abbey of Saint-Étienne.
Getting to Caen (Ouistreham) Ferry Port
The ferry port terminal is well sign-posted from the main routes around Caen. Follow the “CAR FERRY” signs. The motorway (autoroute) is close to the port and allows for easy access too and from Paris, the Loire, the South, and Brittany. If you're driving from the port, then follow the N175 to Mont St Michel and Brittany. The N13 to Bayeux and Cherbourg, and the N158 leads to Le Mans and the Loire Valley.
Taxis will usually be available and waiting outside of the ferry terminal for arrivals and departures. If none are available, the tourist information desk will be able to call one for you. Fares from the port into the centre of Caen will cost approx 30€ during the day and 40€ from 7pm onwards.
The nearest train station is in Caen, about 18km from the port. From here you can take a TGV to various destinations including Paris.
There is a shuttle service that operates between Ouistreham and Caen, however this service does not operate for the evening ferry arrivals or departures in Ouistreham.
Caen Ferry Port Facilities
The bar is open from 6.30am to 11pm. Hot and cold food as well as drinks and snacks are available.
Please note that there is no car rental company in Ouistreham. All major car hire companies are located in Caen next to the train station.
Bureau de Change
A Bureau de Change facility is open for all sailings and at the weekends.
There are 2 disabled parking bays directly outside of the terminal and the single-storey building is wheelchair accessible. Disabled toilets are situated in the car lanes and the second parking area, close to the ferry.
There is a shuttle bus which transports foot passengers between the passenger terminal and the ships for arrivals and departures. Buses either have a ramp or are specifically adapted for wheelchairs
Terminal Opening Hours
The Brittany Ferries information desk is open from 6.35am – Midnight
The tourist information is open throughout the year. For enquiries, ring 02 31 96 89 70.
Parking at Caen (Ouistreham) Ferry Port
There is an open car park at the passenger terminal for a maximum stay of 72 hours. There is no charge for parking here but it is at the owner’s risk.
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