The four main ferry ports for the area are Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo and Le Havre - we have
listed below the distance from each port to the apartment.
||Distance to apartment
||128 kms (79 miles)
||114 kms (71 miles)
||87 kms (54 miles)
||210 kms (130 miles)
If you haven't travelled on the cross channel ferries from Portsmouth recently
you'll be in for a treat. Most of the large ferries have cinemas,
a selection of restaurants, shops, children's play areas and some even have
a swimming pool. We would recommend cabins for overnight sailings
and these can also be booked for day crossings.
We have listed below the various ferry operators and their routes.
LD Line Ferries
LD Line Ferries operate the Portsmouth to Le Havre route. The crossing time is approximately 5.5 hours. In addition LD Lines also operate a daily ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe - crossing time is 4 hours.
Brittany Ferries sail from Portsmouth to either Cherbourg, Caen
or St Malo and also from Poole to Cherbourg. In the summer months
there is the option of using the high speed ferry on the Poole
to Cherbourg route which takes just 135 minutes.
Brittany Ferries also sail to Roscoff from
either Plymouth or Cork. Although a longer drive to the property
it does offer a direct route from Southern Ireland and an
alternative if travelling from the West of England.
Ferries - Operate to
St Malo from Poole and Weymouth.
Operate Dover to Calais.
Run from Rosslare to Cherbourg and Roscoff.
The Channel Tunnel from Folkstone to Calais offers another car route to France. The
drive from Calais to the property is quite long and is on toll motorways. However EuroTunnel do frequently
have some very good offers so may be an option, especially for those situated in the South East of England.
By Plane & Rent a Car
There are four airports in the area - Dinard (near St Malo), Cherbourg, Caen and Le Havre. There
are flights from London Stansted and Luton to Dinard with RyanAir. You may also
be able to obtain flights from other UK regional airports to one of these airports.
If you are flying into the area you will ideally need a car for your holiday. Car hire
is available from Holiday Autos.