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The Port of Le Havre is the second biggest in France and acts as the gateway to Normandy. The port was rebuilt after being virtually destroyed in WWII, and is a popular choice for the many ferry ports on the north coast due to its close proximity to Paris, which lies only 124 miles (200kms) to the south. P&O Ferries operates a service to Portsmouth in the UK, for both passengers and freight.
Le Havre Port consists of two terminal buildings. Terminal Irlande is located on Boulevard Kennedy in the town centre; ferries used to leave from here for Ireland, but this service has since been discontinued. The main terminal that serves the United Kingdom is the Bassin de la Citadelle, where P&O ferries make the journey to Portsmouth three times a day.
The terminal has a tourist information desk that can book hotel rooms and onward travel, as well as arrange car rental. There is also a money exchange desk, a caf and a convenience store.
The crossing between Le Havre and Portsmouth takes approximately 5 hours, 30 minutes, with departures at 08:30, 15:50 and 23:30. The ferries themselves have everything you'd need onboard, like snack bars and washrooms.
Getting to and from the terminal is simple if you've rented a car. The Normandy Bridge connects the port with mainland France, making it easy to get on your way. We can arrange cheap car hire at Caen Port for you through our easy online booking services.
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To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).