Ferries to France cancelled by port blockades

Protests over pension reform are set to amplify again this week with transport particularly affected in the lead up the presentation of the pension reform at the Council of Ministers this Friday.

20 January 2020
By Selma Daddi

Readers have asked if ferry services between France and UK will be affected by the port blockades which have been announced.

There is no problem today but there will be disruption from tomorrow, Tuesday 21, notably at Le Havre.

Brittany Ferries

Brittany Ferries say they are cancelling 12 sailings departing from or arriving at Le Havre, due to the blockades. Here is the list:

Tuesday, January 21: Portsmouth to Le Havre at 23:30

Wednesday, January 22: Portsmouth to Le Havre at 14:30; Le Havre to Portsmouth at 17:00; Le Havre to Portsmouth at 23:00; Portsmouth to Le Havre at 23:30

Thursday, January 23: Portsmouth to Le Havre at 14:30; Portsmouth to Le Havre at 23:00; Le Havre to Portsmouth at 14:30; Le Havre to Portsmouth at 23:00

Friday, January 24: Portsmouth to Le Havre at 09:30; Le Havre to Portsmouth at 13:00; Le Havre to Portsmouth at 22:00

The company said all other routes will be running as normal. Customers affected by the cancellations can ask for a refund or choose an alternative sailing, the company said.

P&O Ferries

P&O ferries say they are not affected by the strike today but it remains unsure if all services will be running this week. They advise passengers to check on their website, which is regularly updated, if planning a trip with them.


DFDS say their services are not affected.

Eurotunnel / Eurostar

Eurotunnel traffic is normal. Eurostar service is also back to normal since last week but connections in France can be disrupted because of the SNCF strike. It is advised to check on the SNCF website if you have any (TGV, TER, RER) connexion in France.

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