Poole to Cherbourg Ferry

The Poole Cherbourg ferry route connects England with France. 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.

Poole Cherbourg 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

Poole to Cherbourg Ferry Alternatives

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

Poole - Cherbourg Ferry Operators

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

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  • "Pleasant journey"

    Crossed the channel on board Barfleur ( Brittany Ferries) I found the facilities to be very good. The amenities were very good compared to other cross channel operators. The food was reasonably priced and offered good choice. The seating was comfortable. The staff were very friendly , helpful and polite.

    'Anonymous' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "What can I say!"

    Well boarding was good....food was good. arrival was good....that is about it!..when you cruise a lot like we do it is difficult to imagine what else happens other than A to B . Barfleur is a lovely ferry and always enjoy travelling on her!!

    'Andrew' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Great service "

    We were very impressed . I liked the baby change facilities. It was also nice that they had a section / play room for toddlers. Food was great - both the fried breakfast on departure and the steak dinner on return. Staff really made an effort to clear up around us and we're very polite. The only thing letting the ferry down is that the interior is tired and old. The seating downstairs smells of stale smoke from the days when people smoked on board. I also got regular wafts of smell of cigarettes when walking past the reception area. It smelt like staff? were smoking on board??

    'Sinan' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Poole to Cherbourg "

    The ferry and voyage both ways were great. However, signposts leaving Poole left a lot to be desired. I would not be surprised if non-UK travellers were still stuck in Poole!

    'Brian' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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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.