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

- Portsmouth to Caen, Ouistreham: daily cruise ferry sailings all year round

- Portsmouth to Cherbourg: cruise ferry on 11th January, 4th February, 25th April and 17th May. High speed daily sailings from 27th April to 6th September with two daily sailings on Fridays, Saturday and Sunday between 27th May and 4th September 2016.

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

Condor Ferries

- Portsmouth to Cherbourg: weekly Sunday sailings from 29 May to 4 September 2016

DFDS Seaways

- Newhaven to Dieppe: regular sailings all year

>> The price comparison websites and 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

Irish Ferries

- Rosslare to Cherbourg: sailings three times a week starting 24th February to 14th December 2016

- Dublin to Cherbourg: weekly sailings starting 2nd January to 5th November 2016

Other Ferry Routes

Brittany Ferries

- Cork to Roscoff: regular weekly sailings from 2 April to 5th November 2016

- Plymouth to Roscoff: regular sailings

- Portsmouth to Saint-Malo: regular sailings

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 crossings all year

- Dover to Calais: regular crossings all year

Irish Ferries

- Rosslare to Roscoff: service from 6th May to 15th September 2016

P&O Ferries

- Dover to Calais: regular crossings all year

- Hull to Zeebrugge: daily night sailings in each direction

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 1st April to 31st October 2016

> 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


- 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

By coach


- London to Paris: regular departures


- London to Paris: regular departures


- London to Paris: regular departures


- 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.