Poole to Cherbourg

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If you like the idea of a holiday in France but want to avoid the hassle of flying or just can’t wait to get into the holiday spirit, a Poole to Cherbourg ferry is the perfect solution! The service is the fastest channel crossing on a cruise ferry to Northwest France from England, taking approximately 4 hours 30 minutes.

From Cherbourg, you can access nearby cities like Brittany, Normandy, Caen and Nantes in a couple of hours, thanks to the excellent road links. This makes the Cherbourg ferry route a fantastic city break idea.

Brittany Ferries is the only ferry company operating Poole to Cherbourg ferries with up to 7 crossings each week. The ferry runs once a day in the morning, and is the ideal choice for those who want plenty of time upon arrival in France so they can make a good start on their journey .  

The Barfleur is the only ship sailing the Poole to Cherbourg route, offering en suite cabin accommodation, self-service restaurant, bar, reclining seat lounges and children’s play area.Book Poole to Cherbourg

Brittany Ferries

£ 39 From
  • Poole to Cherbourg in as little as 4 hrs 30 mins
  • One sailing a day
  • No baggage allowance or fuss loading and unloading luggage
  • Self service restaurant
  • Children's play area

Poole to Cherbourg Ferry Prices

Prices start from as little as £380 for a return crossing with a car but prices may vary and can go higher at peak times. To get the best price, we advise you book as far ahead as possible or book as many friends and family to come with you in your car! If you book a 9-person car, prices can be as little as £88.89 per person, bringing the sum to £800.

You can of course book a one-way ticket if you wish and if you are a motorbike rider, be aware you cannot book more than one rider and one pillion passenger.

Upgrades Available on this Route

The ship serving the Poole Cherbourg route is the Barfleur, and it offers high standards and comfort so you can have a memorable trip.


Since it’s a day trip, passengers can reserve a seat in the comfortable lounges but if you’re looking to start off your holiday on a brighter note, we suggest upgrading to the ensuite cabins to enjoy a variety of benefits including:

  • Complimentary soap and shower gel
  • Fresh linens and towels
  • Ensuite bathrooms and shower facilities
  • Plug socket for charging electronic equipment
  • Air-conditionig
  • Wi-fi
  • Private balcony to take in fantastic views

There are no limits on the amount you can have as these are benefits are available 24 hours a day for the entire journey.

poole harbour sunset

Locations Near Cherbourg

Poole Cherbourg ferries are a perfect way to get to the beautiful Cotentin Peninsula, a vacationer’s hotspot that also serves a great place to start onward journeys to France. Cherbourg has excellent road links to make your journey as smooth as possible as you will find a modern roadway connection to Paris, the Loire and further south.

With morning departures throughout most of the year, the sailing times from Poole each day gives you the opportunity to arrive in Cherbourg early to enjoy more of your holiday in France. During the summer, you can choose to travel in daytime or opt for overnight. Here are some cities near Cherbourg:If you want to consider your options, take a look at our ferry to France page which lists several alternative routes.

Popular Driving Destinations from Cherbourg

LocationDistance (miles)Distance (km)Journey Time
Brest41651 hr 40 min
Saint-Breuc71.51151 hr 23 min
Rennes113.71832 h 15 min
Nantes3212453 hrs 29min

Poole Port

Cherbourg Port

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