Poole to Cherbourg Ferry

The Poole Cherbourg ferry route connects England with France and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Brittany Ferries service runs up to 7 times per week with a sailing duration of around 4 hours 30 minutes while the Condor Ferries service runs up to 2 times per week with a duration from 6 hr 25 min.

So that’s a combined 9 sailings on offer per week on the Poole Cherbourg route between England and France. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Poole - Cherbourg Ferry Operators

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 4 hr 30 min
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  • Condor Ferries
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 6 hr 25 min
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Poole Cherbourg Average Prices

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

Poole Cherbourg Ferry reviews

  • "Peacefull crossing "

    Thanks to all pleasant staff, comfortable cabin and calm sea... very nice crossing

    'Francis' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries

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  • "Cancelled sailing"

    Brittany Ferries were a great help when our crossing booked with Direct Ferries left two hours early and Direct ferries made no attempt to warn us in spite of having a phone number and an e mail ad. I would never book through Direct ferries again but would bookdirectly with Brittany Ferries. Someone told me that Direct Ferries do not work at weekends. We had to sail from Portsmouth in the end.

    'Anonymous' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries

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  • "Wonderful Voyage"

    The seas were rough, but the vessel was wonderful and the staff were superb. Overall, a wonderful experience.

    'Nieves' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries

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  • "Poole To Cherbourg"

    This was our first ferry trip to Europe from the UK. We left and arrived on time. The crossing was good apart from a little sea-sickness simply because I'm not used to boats. We didn't eat on board so I can't comment on the quality of the food but I can say that the staff were helpful and pleasant. We will certainly use Direct Ferries again.

    'Steven' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries

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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.