Portsmouth
Cherbourg
Ferries to France
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Portsmouth Cherbourg Ferry

The Portsmouth Cherbourg ferry route connects England with France. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Brittany Ferries. The crossing operates up to 6 times each week with sailing durations from around 3 hours.

Portsmouth Cherbourg sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

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Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Portsmouth to Cherbourg is approximately 3h. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

How much is the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

The average price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg is approximately 415 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

There is 1 ferry operator for Portsmouth to Cherbourg and this is
  • Brittany Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

Ferries from Portsmouth to Cherbourg are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Portsmouth to Cherbourg with
  • Brittany Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Portsmouth to Cherbourg with the following operators
  • Brittany Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • Brittany Ferries

How far is Cherbourg from Portsmouth?

Portsmouth to Cherbourg is approximately 76 nautical miles distance apart.

Portsmouth Guide

Portsmouth is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations across Europe with operators including Condor Ferries and Brittany Ferries. To the south of the naval base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal, while the Continental Ferry Terminal serves Le Havre in France and Bilbao in Spain. There are also daily crossings to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo in France, St Helier in Jersey and St Peter Port in Guernsey.

Located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire, Portsmouth is the UK's only island city, situated around 100 km to the south west of London and 30 km to the east of Southampton. The city's long history is inextricably linked to the sea, hosting to the oldest dry dock in the world still used today and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship; the Mary Rose, and HMS Warrior.


Cherbourg Guide

The town and port of Cherbourg is located on the Cotentin Peninsular in the Manche department of Normandy in the north west of France. The town's port is perhaps best known as a cross channel port serving ferries travelling between the United Kingdom and France. One of the most popular attractions in the town is the Museum T. Henry which was founded in 1831 following a donation of more than 160 paintings by Henry, commissioner of the Royal Museums. Today, the museum has a collection of 300 paintings by French, Dutch and Italian artists stretching back from the present day to the Middle Ages. Contained in the collection are "The Ascent to Calvary" by Murrillo, "Christ Died" which is attributed to Filippino Lippi, and the "Conversion of St. Augustine" by Beato Angelico.

Also in the town and popular with visitors is the 12th century Abbey du Voeu which was dedicated to the Virgin. The church was consecrated in 1181, during the reign of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, who were present at the ceremony.

Ferry services from the port depart to Poole and Portsmouth in England and to Rosslare in Ireland.


Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2024-05-20 and 2024-05-26


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 07:00 10:00 3 hours Mon, Sun
Brittany Ferries 12:30 18:00 5 hours 30 minutes Sat
Brittany Ferries 22:00 07:00 9 hours Tue, Thu
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