"ferry crossing "
Reviewed 06 September 2014 by Paul
I was surprised at how simple and efficient the transition was from leaving the mainland and parking up on the boat , having always travelled abroad by plane i will definetly be using the service again
'Paul' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
Reviewed 05 August 2014 by Ildiko
It was an excellent trip.
'Ildiko' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
Reviewed 07 July 2014 by Tim
A good crossing both ways only marred by the long security check at Poole (45m) but in this day and age we can't complain about that. Also enjoyed the World Cup footy on the return journey!
'Tim' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries
Reviewed 29 June 2014 by Trevor
NOT BEING PEOPLE WHO LIKE FERRY CROSSINGS MUST ADMIT OUR LATEST CROSSING FROM POOLE TO CHERBOURG CHANGED OUR ATTITUDE. OBVIOUSLY THE CALM SEA HELPED BUT THE BRITTANY FERRY, BARFLEUR, WAS VERY COMFORTABLE. HAVING BOOKED TWO SEATS WE WERE VERY SURPRISED HOW COMFORTABLE AND PEACEFUL THE LOUNGE WAS. WE HAD BREAKFAST ON BOARD WHICH WAS VERY ENJOYABLE AND MIGHT WE SAY THAT THE TOILETS WERE KEPT VERY CLEAN. ALL IN ALL A VERY ENJOYABLE CROSSING.
'Trevor' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
Use our Poole Cherbourg ferry guide to find out all you need to know in order to book your ferry trip to France including who sails on the Poole Cherbourg route and if there are any other crossings on offer.Simply select the country of departure and then Poole Cherbourg or another route if you prefer followed by number of passengers travelling on the ferry and hit search!
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.
|Newhaven - Dieppe with DFDS Seaways - 14 Sailings Weekly / 4 hour crossing|
|Plymouth - Roscoff with Brittany Ferries - 8 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Plymouth - St Malo with Brittany Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 10 hour 15 minute crossing|
|Poole - St Malo with Condor Ferries - 6 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Portsmouth - St Malo with Brittany Ferries - 5 Sailings Weekly / 10 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Portsmouth - Caen with Brittany Ferries - 14 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Portsmouth - Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 3 hour crossing|
|Portsmouth - Le Havre with Brittany Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 3 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Portsmouth - Cherbourg with Condor Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 5 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Portsmouth - Le Havre with DFDS Seaways - 7 Sailings Weekly / 8 hour crossing|
|Weymouth - St Malo with Condor Ferries - 6 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 50 minute crossing|
Poole is a coastal resort and port town located on the south coast of the England in the county of Dorset. Poole is around 33 km to the east of Dorchester and 180 km to the south west of London. The town lies on the shore of the English Channel and on the northern and eastern edges of Poole Harbour. Poole Harbour is a busy commercial port with many different types of vessels sailing in and out of it daily. The harbour is also one of the world's largest natural harbours with much wildlife visible in the marshes and mudflats, as well as 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.
Facilities at the terminal include a summer cafe for meals and refreshments, a bureau de change and a left luggage locker facility. Cross-channel services operate to Cherbourg in France, with a journey time of about 4 hours, 15 minutes. From May to September there is also a fast ferry service which makes the crossing in just over two hours. There is also a service to St Malo in France, with a journey time of approximately 4 hours, 30 minutes, which operates from May to September, and a twice-daily services to St Peter Port in Guernsey, which take 2 hours, 30 minutes and to St Helier in Jersey in 3 hours, which operate from April to October.
Cherbourg, at the northern tip of the Cotentin peninsula in the Manche department of Normandy in France, is best known as a port town and arrival point for cross channel ferries from the UK. A visit to Cherbourg must start with one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the city, the Museum T. Henry (1776-1836). The Museum was founded in 1831 by a donation of more than 160 paintings by Henry, commissioner of the Royal Museums, and today has a collection of 300 paintings by French, Italian and Dutch artists from the Middle Ages to the present day. Among these works of art in the museum are "The Ascent to Calvary" by Murrillo (1618-1682); the controversial "Christ Died" currently attributed to Filippino Lippi (1457-1504); the "Conversion of St. Augustine," by Beato Angelico (1395 ca.-1455) and then a very impressive collection of works by J.F. Millet (1814-1875). Another attraction worth a visit is the Abbey du Voeu, which was dedicated to the Virgin and founded in 1145 by Matilda (1080-1118), wife of Henry I (1068 ca-1135). The church was consecrated in 1181, during the reign of Henry II (1133-1189) and Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204), who were present at the ceremony. Unfortunately, over the centuries it has been badly damaged.
ferry services to Poole, Portsmouth and Rosslare operate from the town's port.