Operating year-round the Portsmouth-Le Havre is sailed by the conventional ferry Norman Spirit. Between May and September there is also a high speed service the Norman Arrow. The conventional ferry takes around eight hours on the night sailing from Portsmouth and and five hours 30 minutes on the day sailing from Le Havre. The high speed service takes just three hours 15 minutes.
The Newhaven – Dieppe route is served by the Seven Sisters ferry with two return sailings per day and a crossing time of four hours.
St Nazaire/Nantes in North West Brittany to Gijón in Northern Spain is operated by the ferry Baltic Amber, providing three return sailings weekly with a crossing time of 14 hours.
LD Lines is owned by the Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group, a leading French shipowner with over 100 years experience in the shipping industry, operating over 60 ships worldwide.
Routes Operated by LD Lines
Ferries to and from France
- Portsmouth to Le Havre – up to 2 return sailings per day, duration 3h 15m
- Newhaven to Dieppe – up to 2 return sailings per day, duration 2h
- St Nazaire/Nantes to Gijon
Alternative Ferry Operators and Routes
LD Lines Fleet
- Cote d’Albatre
- Norman Arrow
- Seven Sisters
- Norman Bridge
- Norman Spirit