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Driving routes and how to reach the Port of Caen. Map of Caen port. Ferry companies sailing from Caen.

Driving directions to Caen

The ferry port for Caen is actually situated in the small coastal town of Ouistreham, about 20 minutes drive from Caen and the A13/A88/A84 motorways. Caen Ouistreham ferry port is thus convenient for most destinations in France and also offers an easy route towards Spain.

Caen is an old fortified town. Although the modern town is not particularly inspiring, the old town is worth wandering in. Ouistreham played a major role in the second world war, and Pegasus Bridge was a famous crossing point. The whole area is steeped in the history of the war. 

mont st michel ferry portsmouth caenBrittany Ferries is the well-established operator on this route, with overnight and daytime crossings year round between Portsmouth and Caen. More>>

Port facilities at Caen Ouistreham:

  • Bureau de change

  • Cafeteria/Bar

  • Disabled facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Terminal opening hours: The Brittany Ferries information desk is open from 6:45am - 11:59pm.

Travelling with Dogs

Dogs are allowed in all areas of the port but they must be on a lead and muzzled. Dogs are not allowed to leave the vehicle once they have been checked in. Outside of the port dogs are welcome on a lead in the local area. 

map of Caen showing hotels

Driving directions to Caen:
Caen Ouistreham ferry port is only about 15 minutes fromto the A13 motorway. Paris is an easy 2 and a half hour drive, or the A88/A28 motorway which leaves the A13 east of Caen takes you south towards Le Mans and the rest of France. If you are heading towards western Normandy or Brittany then simply follow the A13/A84 driection Rennes 3.
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