Poole
Cherbourg
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Poole Cherbourg Ferries

Ferries from Poole to Cherbourg typically sail 1 times daily and up to 8 times weekly. 2 ferry operators sail between Poole to Cherbourg, these include Brittany Ferries & Condor Ferries. Poole Cherbourg Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Poole to Cherbourg Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Poole to Cherbourg typically departs Poole at about 07:30. The average sailing time of a Poole Cherbourg ferry is approximately 4h 41m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 4h 30m.

Poole Cherbourg Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Poole Cherbourg ferries typically range between €175* and €651*. The average price is around €415*. The cheapest ferry prices from Poole to Cherbourg start from €24*. The average price for a foot passenger is €213*. The average price for a car ferry is €453*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

What is the distance between Poole and Cherbourg?

The distance between Poole to Cherbourg is approximately 78.3 miles (126.0km), or 68.0 nautical miles.

Is there a Poole Cherbourg car ferry?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Poole Cherbourg ferry?

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

Poole Cherbourg Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Condor Ferries - 1 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Brittany Ferries - 6 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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Poole - Cherbourg Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 2
Operators Brittany Ferries & Condor Ferries
Average Price 515 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 7
Average Sailing Duration 4h 36m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 30m
First Ferry 07:30
Last Ferry 08:50
Distance 68 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Poole to Cherbourg?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Poole to Cherbourg is 5h 05m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • How much is the ferry from Poole to Cherbourg?

    Poole to Cherbourg is approximately 175 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Poole to Cherbourg?

    2 popular ferry companies travel from Poole to Cherbourg. These ferry companies are
    • Brittany Ferries
    • Condor Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Poole to Cherbourg?

    Book Poole to Cherbourg 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 Poole to Cherbourg?

    Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Poole to Cherbourg with
    • Brittany Ferries
    • Condor Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Poole to Cherbourg?

    Yes, you can travel with a car from Poole to Cherbourg with the following operators
    • Brittany Ferries
    • Condor Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Poole to Cherbourg?

    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 Cherbourg from Poole?

    Poole to Cherbourg is approximately 68 nautical miles distance apart.

Poole Guide

The English town of Pool lies on the English Channel coast in the south of England, in the county of Dorset. The town is around 30 km to the east of Dorchester and 180 km to the south west of London and is located on the eastern shores of Poole Harbour. The busy port, with many shipping movements each day, is also one of the world's largest natural harbours and is full of wildlife, much of which is visible in the marshes and mudflats and on Brownsea island inside the harbour. There is also a pontoon ferry crossing the harbour mouth back and forward all day, allowing easy access to the Purbecks.

The are good facilities inside the ferry terminal at the harbour including a cafe, a bureau de change and left luggage lockers. Ferry services operating from the port depart to Cherbourg in France with a crossing time of roughly 4 hours and 15 minutes. During the summer months, usually between May and September, there is also a fast ferry service to Cherbourg with a crossing time of just over 2 hours. In the summer there are additional services that operate to St Malo in France (4 hours and 30 minutes) and two daily crossings to St Peter Port in Guernsey (2 hours and 30 minutes) and St Helier in Jersey (3 hours).


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.


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