LD Lines run a passenger and freight service between Portsmouth and Le Havre. Compare ticket prices and pay less when you book LD Ferry travel online.
The LD Lines Ferry sails daily overnight from Portsmouth and from Le Harve the following afternoon.
Sailing duration is from 5 hours.
Aboard the LD Lines ferry, you can chose from private cabins or economy and Club Class reclining seats. LD Lines ships offer a choice of restaurants as well as a business lounge equipped with wireless internet facilities.
About LD Lines
LD Ferry Lines have been servicing the Portsmouth - Le Havre ferry route since October 2005.
LD Lines run a ferry service between Portsmouth and the French port of Le Havre. The service operates daily and takes 4 to 5 hours. Book an LD Lines Ferry between Portsmouth and Le Havre online and in real time with ldline.co.uk
The closure of the Portsmouth Le Havre ferry route run by P&O Ferries had been forcast since September 2004 which left this popular service in doubt. In September 2005 however it was announced that Louis Dreyfus Lines (a subsidiary of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS) would operate a new service under the name LD Lines.
LD Lines and their subsidiaries have over 100 years experience in the shipping industry and operate the Unique no frills ship - the Norman Spirit, specially designed for the Portsmouth Le Havre route.
LD Lines Ferry service will run both a passenger and freight service between Portsmouth and Le Harve.
LD Lines ferry service will offer a simple pricing structure with value for money and will often be cheaper than its competitors.
The daily service will depart from Portsmouth at 2300 arriving the following morning in Le Havre at 0730. It will then leave from Le Havre at 1700 arriving back in Portsmouth at 2130.
The vessel operating the route is the Norman Spirit, a modern Ro-Pax ferry built in 1992, which will initially be configured to carry a combination of freight vehicles, cars, caravans, motorhomes, motorcycles and 900 passengers.
The onboard accommodation consists of many economy and club class reclining seats, as well as a limited number of quality 1, 2 and 4 berth cabins.
Aboard the LD Lines ship there is no need to book a cabin. Customers can choose between one of the many comfortable reclining seats on board or take a rest in the privacy of their own cabin.
Whilst on board customers may wish to make use of one of the restaurants or catch up on some work in the business lounge which is equipped with wireless internet facilities.
LD Lines Ferry will sail daily from Portsmouth in the evening and return from Le Harve the next day. The typical crossing time will be between 4 and 5 hours.
Background to LD Lines
The Louis Dreyfus Group has been engaged in shipping activities for over 100 years and is today one of the world's 10 leaders in the bulk carrier industry. From the drawing board to the commercial management of vessels, whether under its own name or through its subsidiaries. The Group has merchandised and traded bulk agricultural commodities in international markets since 1851
Louis Dreyfus companies are present in over 53 countries, with major offices in Buenos Aires, London, Paris, Sao Paulo, Wilton (Connecticut) and Memphis (Tennessee)
Louis Dreyfus Lines S.A.S. is a subsidiary of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS. It is a Short-Sea Ro-Ro operator with head office based in Paris.
LD Lines establishes competitive, quality, reliable and frequent liner services combining build-up cars with unaccompanied trailers, therefore providing its customers with sea-transport alternative to the "road only" logistics schemes.
LD Lines services are exclusively operated by Ro-Ro vessels especially designed to meet its customers' requirements:
Car manufacturers, High and heavy manufacturers, Road hauliers, Logistics companies.
PORTSMOUTH FERRY PORT
Portsmouth is the historical home of the Royal Navy. Located centrally on the South Coast, it has excellent links to the motorway network, & offers both passenger & freight services to a number of continental destination ports.
Getting to Portsmouth
Exit M27 at J12 & follow M275 to Portsmouth. At the Rudmore Roundabout turn right & follow signs to Ferries. The Continental Ferry Port is straight ahead. Going from the port recent road improvements means that an exit road gives cars and coaches direct access to a northbound slip road on to the M275 plus easy access to central Portsmouth.
Direct coach connections to and from London, Gatwick, Heathrow and other parts of the UK drop you right at the ferry terminal building.
Fast train services to London up to 3 times an hour, and new direct rail links to the North too. Portsmouth and Southsea train station is a short bus ride from the port but services are frequent and pretty reliable.
Car Parking at Portsmouth
Short & Long Term Parking is available close to the Terminal.
Further Parking information on 023 92 873 378.
LE HAVRE FERRY PORT
The port of Le Havre itself was founded in 1517 but King Francois I. It is now the 2nd largest ferrry port in France. It is the mouth of the River Seine and Paris is 200 kms away, making Le Havre also the closest point to Paris. Whilst Le Harve is a nice place to visit, we recommend that you consider Honfleur as your first stop.
At the entrance to Europe, on the World's busiest sea, the ferry port of Le Havre enables imported goods to reach continental Europe at least one day before other North-European ports; containers transiting through Le Havre port have already been delivered to their European distribution centres whilst other ships are still docking in Antwerp or Rotterdam.
Rouen, the capital of Normandy, is 55 miles south of Le Harve ferry port. Rouen has some excellent museums and churches which you can visit and a flea market on Sunday gives you the opportunity to get a bargain and soak up the Normandy ambience.
Le Havre was devastated during the Second World War. But it has since been very nicely rebuilt into a bustling and lively town with a thriving boat and yacht centre as well as being the largest foreign trade port in France. There is also a nice amount of sightseeing and shopping.
Much of the shopping is in the shape of street markets and shopping centres. The main shopping centre, with a covered market and pedestrianised streets is the Quartier Grand Centre. Near to the LD Lines ferry terminal is the Quartier St Francois which has a fish market every afternoon in addition to charming bars and restaurants. If you are in Le Havre on other days, the Quartier Rond-Point is open Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings and is near to the railway station.
There are two ferry terminals in Le Havre. The ferry Terminal de Grande Bretagne (British Terminal) is close to the rail and bus stations in the Bassin de la Citadelle.
Le Havre Ferry Port Terminal Facilities:
Both ferry terminals open small tourist information desks during the summer months. There is also a main tourist office on the Boulevard Clemenceau near the Pleasure Port, while terminal facilities include a cafe, convenience store and bureau de change.
There is good wheelchair access across the terminal, while further assistance in boarding is available provided you notify staff when making your reservation.
Leave Portsmouth port on the evening sailing and get up and go to breakfast with Donald & Mickey! The wonderful and exciting world of Eurodisney in Paris is just 2 hours drive away from Le Harve ferry port. The new Walt Disney Studio Park located next to Eurodisney is not to be missed. Visitors can discover new and old techniques in movie making and experience live stunt shows.
Getting to Le Havre Ferry port by Car
Le Havre is linked to the rest of the country by the Normandy Bridge. There are 2 ferry terminals in Le Havre: the Terminal de Grande Bretagne (British terminal) is close to the rail and bus stations in the Bassin de la Citadelle and operates LD Lines sailings. Le Havre port is about 200km from Paris on the A131 and has good motorway connections to the rest of France.
Getting to Le Havre Ferry port by Train
Trains run to and from the SNCF station on Cours de la Republique. There is a shuttle bus service to both ferry terminals from the station.
Getting to Le Havre Ferry port by Bus
The town centre is a 10-minute journey from the ferry port. Buses marked `Centre Ville' meet the ferries to take you into town.