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Ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth

There are around 3 weekly sailings from Cherbourg to Portsmouth. The Cherbourg Portsmouth ferry is operated by Brittany Ferries. Cherbourg Portsmouth Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Cherbourg to Portsmouth Ferry Times

Ferries from Cherbourg to Portsmouth typically depart from Cherbourg at around 12:00. The average sailing time of a Portsmouth Cherbourg ferry is approximately 7h 46m.

Cherbourg Portsmouth Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Cherbourg Portsmouth ferries typically range between €112* and €510*. The average price is around €289*. The cheapest ferry prices from Cherbourg to Portsmouth start from €37*. The average price for a foot passenger is €220*. The average price for a car ferry is €306*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Cherbourg and Portsmouth?

The distance between Cherbourg to Portsmouth is approximately 88.0 miles (141.6km), or 76.5 nautical miles.

Is there a Cherbourg Portsmouth car ferry?

Yes, Brittany Ferries offer a car ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Cherbourg and Portsmouth.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Cherbourg Portsmouth ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Cherbourg to Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries.

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Cherbourg - Portsmouth Route summary
Departure Country France
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price 367 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 3
Average Sailing Duration 7h 46m
Fastest Sailing Duration 5h 0m
First Ferry 12:00
Last Ferry 23:30
Distance 76 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

The approximate duration for ferries from Cherbourg to Portsmouth is 5h. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

Cherbourg to Portsmouth is approximately 403 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

Book Cherbourg to Portsmouth tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

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

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Cherbourg to Portsmouth with
  • Brittany Ferries

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

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

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

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • Brittany Ferries

How far is Portsmouth from Cherbourg?

Cherbourg to Portsmouth is approximately 76 nautical miles distance apart.

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

Portsmouth is an English city in the county of Hampshire, lying on the English Channel coast. Leading ferry operators including Condor Ferries, Wightlink and Brittany Ferries serve the city's port from British and international locations including Le Havre, Bilbao, Cherbourg, Caen, St Malo, St Helier, St Peter Port and Ryde.

The city boasts a long, illustrious maritime history and has connections with the Royal Navy that go back centuries. It was also one of the world's greatest shipbuilding centres and constructed the first ever dry dock, in the 15th century, which is still in use today. Portsmouth is still an important base for the navy and is home to a number of historic ships including the crowning glory of Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory.

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.


Cherbourg to Portsmouth Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/07/2024 and 21/07/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 12:00 17:00 5 hours Fri
Brittany Ferries 15:30 20:30 5 hours Wed
Brittany Ferries 20:01 10:30 14 hours 29 minutes Thu
Brittany Ferries 23:30 08:00 8 hours 30 minutes Mon
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