Cherbourg to Portsmouth Ferry

The Cherbourg Portsmouth ferry route connects France with England and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Brittany Ferries service runs up to 10 times per week with a sailing duration of around 3 hours while the Condor Ferries service runs up to 1 times per week with a duration from 5 hr.

So that’s a combined 11 sailings on offer per week on the Cherbourg Portsmouth route between France and England. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

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Cherbourg to Portsmouth Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from France to England page.

Cherbourg - Portsmouth Ferry Operators

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 10 Sailings Weekly 3 hr
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  • Condor Ferries
    • 1 Sailing Weekly 5 hr
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Cherbourg Portsmouth Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Cherbourg Portsmouth route is a car and 2 passengers.

Cherbourg Portsmouth Ferry reviews

  • "Just as it says it is!"

    I was travelling for the first time with my young son in an unfamiliar place and have to say that the ferry crossing was the least stressful part of the whole trip. The service was exactly as it sells itself to be; uncomplicated and efficient. I would definitely travel this crossing and this provider in preference to others now.

    'Tanya' travelled Cherbourg Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Quick Crossing Nice Ferry....."

    I enjoyed a quick jump from Cherbourg to Portsmouth this July. The boarding was quick and simple, the terminal was very quiet and to be honest there isn't much there, but thats not an issue as all you need is a quick coffee if you are early. The fast ferry was great, nice sandwich, film for the kids and only 3 hours.

    'Simon' travelled Cherbourg Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Ferry travel"

    We were very happy with the whole process. Non-formal and uncomplicated as always!

    'Thomas' travelled Cherbourg Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Excellent"

    Everything was perfect, excellent crew, excellent ship, from a to z everything was excellent

    'Mario' travelled Cherbourg Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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Cherbourg Guide

The French city and port of Cherbourg is located on the Cotentin Peninsular in the north west of France. Invaded by the Vikings in the 9th century who were instrumental in developing Cherbourg into a port, the city has a long history. In Napoleonic times the harbour was fortified in order to prevent a British naval assault on it. Underwater obstructions were sunk at intervals across the harbour entrance which were eventually replaced with piles of masonry rubble. The works began in 1784 and were not concluded until 1850, long after Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

There are many things to see and do in Cherbourg including the Cite de la Mer (the city of the sea) which is a museum dedicated to maritime history. The museum was opened in 2002 and is housed in the cruise terminal at Cherbourg port. Visitors to the city may also choose to take a leisurely stroll in the Jardin de la Roche Fauconniere which is a private botanical garden located in the Parc de la Fauconniere. Established in the 1870's the gardens contain roughly 3,400 specimens, many of which come from the Southern Hemisphere.

Portsmouth Guide

The city of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England in the county of Hampshire. The city, which lies on the English Channel coast, has a long and illustrious maritime history and has connections with the Royal Navy that goes back centuries. The city was also one of the world's greatest shipbuilding centres and constructed the world's first ever dry dock in the 15th century, which is still in use today. The city is still an important base for the Royal Navy and is home to a number of important historical ships including the crowning glory of Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory.

Portsmouth was significantly bombed during the Second World War because of its strategic importance, and as a result the city is a mix of old and new buildings with some of the most historic areas being the Hard and the Point. The nearby suburb of Southsea is a popular destination for families and has a lovely stretch of beach, two piers and a good selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and a theme park at Clarence Pier.

Ferry services from the city's port depart to Le Havre, Bilbao, Cherbourg, Caen, St Malo, St Helier, St Peter Port and Ryde.