How to get to Normandy

Useful tips and links for travellers to Normandy.

By Ferry

Direct from the UK

Brittany Ferries

- Portsmouth to Le Havre: daily sailings all year round – ‘no frills’ economy service

- Portsmouth to Caen/Ouistreham: daily cruise-ferry sailings all year round – up to three sailings a day in each direction

- Portsmouth to Cherbourg: fastcraft service from 20th April to 12th September 2017 – up to two sailings a day in each direction

- Poole to Cherbourg: daily cruise-ferry service all year round

DFDS Seaways

- Newhaven to Dieppe: regular sailings all year round – up to three sailings a day in each direction

>> The price comparison websites aferry.co.uk and directferries.co.uk have a search function to compare the available ferries from all operators at your chosen port between the UK and France.

Direct from Ireland

Stena Line

- Rosslare to Cherbourg: three return sailings every week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)

Irish Ferries

- Rosslare to Cherbourg: sailings three times a week starting 1st March 2017

- Dublin to Cherbourg: weekly Saturday sailings starting 7th January 2017

Other Ferry Routes

Brittany Ferries

- Cork to Roscoff: regular weekly sailings from 1st April to 3rd November 2017

- Plymouth to Roscoff: daily cruise-ferry service all year round

- Portsmouth to Saint-Malo: daily cruise-ferry service all year round

Condor Ferries

- Poole to Saint-Malo: fast ferry connecting service (requires a change of ferry in Guernsey or Jersey)

DFDS Seaways

- Dover to Dunkirk: regular sailings daily except on Christmas day

- Dover to Calais: regular sailings daily except on Christmas day

Irish Ferries

- Rosslare to Roscoff: service from 5th May to 14th September 2017

P&O Ferries

- Dover to Calais: regular crossings all year round

- Hull to Zeebrugge: daily night sailings in each direction (cabin accommodation included)

From the Channel Islands

- Jolie France

- Manche Iles Express

By Air

Direct from the UK

> Ryanair

- London Stansted to Deauville-Normandie: flights on Mondays and Fridays from 31st March to 27th October 2017

> Flybe

- London Southend to Caen-Carpiquet: regular flights

Other Air Routes

Paris Airports

- Paris Beauvais

Direct flights from:

- Manchester

- Dublin

- Paris, Charles de Gaulle

- Paris, Orly

Worldwide flights

By the Channel Tunnel

Eurotunnel, le Shuttle

- Folkestone to Calais: regular departures

Eurostar

- London St Pancras/ Ashford/ Ebbsfleet to Calais/ Paris, Gare du Nord: regular service

Car hire and car sharing network

- Calvados, Eure, Manche, Orne and Seine-Maritime

- Available lifts or offer a lift on blablacar.co.uk

By coach

OUIBUS

- London to Paris: regular departures

Eurolines

- London to Paris: regular departures

Megabus

- London to Paris: regular departures

Flixbus

- London to Paris: regular departures

Please note all travel information cited is subject to change. Please check details with individual operators.

Applying for a visa

If you're travelling from outside Europe, please have a look at this worldwide list of French embassies and consulates.