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Cherbourg
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Portsmouth Cherbourg Ferries

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

Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry Times

Ferries from Portsmouth to Cherbourg typically depart from Portsmouth at around 07:00. The average sailing time of a Cherbourg Portsmouth ferry is approximately 5h 56m.

Portsmouth Cherbourg Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Portsmouth Cherbourg ferries typically range between €185* and €662*. The average price is around €426*. The cheapest ferry prices from Portsmouth to Cherbourg start from €65*. The average price for a foot passenger is €247*. The average price for a car ferry is €470*.

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 Portsmouth and Cherbourg?

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

Is there a Portsmouth Cherbourg car ferry?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Portsmouth Cherbourg ferry?

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

Portsmouth Cherbourg Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Brittany Ferries - 3 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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Portsmouth - Cherbourg Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price 539 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 7h 34m
Fastest Sailing Duration 3h 0m
First Ferry 07:00
Last Ferry 23:16
Distance 76 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 Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Portsmouth to Cherbourg is 3h. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • How much is the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

    Portsmouth to Cherbourg is approximately 234 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

    There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Portsmouth to Cherbourg and this is
    • Brittany Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

    Book Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

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

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

    Portsmouth to Cherbourg is approximately 76 nautical miles distance apart.

Portsmouth Guide

Portsmouth is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations across Europe with operators including Condor Ferries and Brittany Ferries. To the south of the naval base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal, while the Continental Ferry Terminal serves Le Havre in France and Bilbao in Spain. There are also daily crossings to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo in France, St Helier in Jersey and St Peter Port in Guernsey.

Located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire, Portsmouth is the UK's only island city, situated around 100 km to the south west of London and 30 km to the east of Southampton. The city's long history is inextricably linked to the sea, hosting to the oldest dry dock in the world still used today and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship; the Mary Rose, and HMS Warrior.


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.


Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 19/02/2024 and 25/02/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 08:01 14:01 6 hours Sat
Brittany Ferries 23:00 07:00 8 hours Mon
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