Cherbourg to Poole Ferry

The Cherbourg Poole ferry route connects France with England. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Brittany Ferries. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 4 hours 15 minutes.

Cherbourg Poole sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Cherbourg to Poole Ferry Alternatives

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

Cherbourg - Poole Ferry Operators

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 4 hr 15 min
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Average Cherbourg Poole Prices

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

Cherbourg Poole Ferry reviews

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  • "Return to England"

    Direct Ferries website easy to use and the crossing from Cherbourg to Poole was one of the smoothest we had ever experienced.

    'Alan' travelled Cherbourg Poole with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Trip back to england"

    Found the ferry very clean and the personal were very helpful found the duty free to be quite expensive some of the drinks were cheaper in Spain the wifi wasn't very good but considering we were out at sea on a ferry we couldn't ask for more.

    'Brian' travelled Cherbourg Poole with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Smooth and easy"

    Easy booking, simple check in. Comfortable smooth crossing.

    'Vincent' travelled Cherbourg Poole with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Cherbourg to Poole"

    Everything was fine but I wonder why I paid a large extra fee for my dog which stayed in the car for the whole journey. All we were given was a 'paw' sticker for the windscreen. Despite arriving early at the Port, this sticker indicated apparently that we, and other pet owners, were to be almost last to be loaded and last to leave. Just as well my dog has good bladder and bowel control.

    'Nick' travelled Cherbourg Poole with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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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.

Poole Guide

The medieval port town of Poole is located in the south coast of England an the county of Dorset. The town lies on the English Channel coast and is full of tourist attractions and activities, such as its famous pottery and Poole Park. Other popular sights in and around the town include Poole Harbour and the Sandbanks Peninsular which provide excellent facilities for boating and water sports in general. In this area there are also some well respected restaurants and cafes, a number of historic 18th century buildings and some lovely waterside hotels.

Dorset's beaches are some of the best in the United Kingdom and are sometimes called the 'Florida Keys of British beaches'. Poole itself has over 5 km of beaches which are popular with both locals and tourists. The most vibrant part of the town is Poole Quay where there are many restaurants and bars to enjoy. Festivals and events in the town include the Poole Summer Breeze, the largest beach party, held every Thursday night in the summer, with live music, a fun zone for families, barbecue areas and a spectacular firework display.