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 frm 3rd May to 11th September 2018 – 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). There will be no sailings on the route from 20th February – 19th March 2018 inclusive.

Irish Ferries

- Rosslare to Cherbourg: sailings three times a week starting 16th February 2018

- Dublin to Cherbourg: weekly Saturday sailings starting 13th January 2018

Sailings every second day from July 12th – end September

Sailings three times a week October - December

Other Ferry Routes

Brittany Ferries

- Cork to Roscoff: regular weekly sailings from 30th March to 3rd November 2018

- 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 4th May to 13th September 2018

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

- Manche Iles Express

By Air

Direct from the UK

> Flybe

- London Southend to Caen-Carpiquet:

Flights on Tuesdays, Thurdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 31st March 2018

Other Air Routes

Paris Airports

- Paris Beauvais

Direct flights from:

- Manchester

- Dublin

- Paris, Charles de Gaulle

Worldwide flights

- Paris, Orly

Worldwide flights

By the Channel Tunnel

Eurotunnel, le Shuttle

- Folkestone to Calais: regular departures

Eurostar

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

From Paris Gare du Nord, simply hop on the RER E to Paris Saint-Lazare (one stop).

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.