Ferries-Cross-Channel links


The PNA (Ports of Normandy Authority) welcomed a total traffic of approximately 5 Mt of goods and 1.7 million passengers, representing the leading ferry link to the west of the Channel and offering efficient alternative routes for Ro-Ro exchanges between the Continent and the British Isles.  

Several maritime operators offer daily ferry links between Caen-Ouistreham or Cherbourg and the United Kingdom and Ireland.



3 to 4 daily return trips between Ouistreham and Portsmouth ensured by Brittany Ferries. The cross-channel terminal at Ouistreham has been ensuring links with the UK since 1986.
Located downstream from the locks, the terminal is accessible 24 hours a day. Since 2012, the extension of the port was officially opened.
With its 160,000m2 open area,  its 2 ferries links and one Ro Ro Terminal, it can welcome vessels up to 180m.


Ideally located at the west Channel entrance for links with the west coast of England and Ireland, the Cherbourg cross-channel terminal is equipped with remarkable nautical facilities to welcome the latest generation in ships at any time and in any weather conditions.

Its 4 ferries links and one Ro Ro Terminal offer potential for the immediate development of new sea links.

There are daily links with Poole & Portsmouth (Brittany Ferries) in the UK and with Rosslare and Dublin  (Irish Ferries and Stena Lines) in Ireland.

Available land and premises, together with the operational railway infrastructure also offer the opportunity to welcome motor vehicle import/export traffic or unaccompanied Ro-Ro freight.

Last update: 17/03/2023
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