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.
Ferries is the well-established operator on this route, with overnight and
daytime crossings year round between Portsmouth and Caen.
Port facilities at Caen Ouistreham:
Bureau de change
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.
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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