Ferry Crossings from Poole to Cherbourg

Ferry crossings from Poole to Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries, the shortest ferry crossing west of Dover sails up to three times daily. Conventional classic cruise ferry crossing time is 4 hours by day and 6 hours overnight. High speed ferry crossing time is 2 hours.

Destination: Cherbourg

High speed service is available. Journey time can be as little as 130 minutes - great when speed is of the essence. Cherbourg offers excellent road links via the N13 to the whole of France. It also has a selection of outstanding seafood restaurants on the quayside, plus more gems hidden in the quaint back streets.

Cherbourg has a history that goes back to at least Roman times. The old part of the town is centred around the old basin, the fishing port. The town is worth a visit even if you are just going to the hypermarkets, the biggest is in Carrefour at Octeville on the N13.


For sailings to Cherbourg, Poole is your best option. The port is easily accessible, with a choice of routes into town. At the terminal there are commission-free bureau de change facilities, car and caravan parking and, in the summer months, a restaurant and bar.

Poole is a historic port. The town centres around the old Poole quay. The attractions include Poole pottery and the aquarium along with the large harbour. If you take the ferry from Poole it is worth having a look at the scenery from the deck at the Purbeck hills.

Route Summary

Average Sailing Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (day), 6 hours 30 minutes (overnight)
Number of sailings from Poole: Up to 2 crossings per day
Sailing times: 09.00, 14.15, 23.15

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