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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  • "Good crossing"

    Poole Cherbourg is a good choice of crossing. It is longer than Dover Calais but so much less stressful to get to Poole than negotiate the M25! Barfleur is clean, spacious with sufficient faciities. Not luxury but then you don't need that if you are just crossing. Quick loafing and unloading. Nice staff.

    'Mary' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Escape to France with no stress"

    We were very surprised and delighted with our cabin on our return to Poole. We were were tired after a long drive and slept like logs and showering facilities in the morning were excellent. We found snack and drink in the evening and breakfast in the morning reasonably priced and good. See you again in February. Thank you

    'Kenneth' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Poole to Cherbourg"

    8.30 am sailing Sunday 18th Sept wasn't crowded so there were plenty of comfortable seats to choose from. Good selection of food and drinks with cheerful helpful staff. Everywhere was spotlessly clean . A pleasant start to our holiday .

    'Patricia' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "A pleasant sail"

    We really enjoyed our sail on the Barfleur from Poole to Cherbourg. The ship was fabulous, so clean and tidy and the staff were very helpful and pleasant. It was particularly helpful to be given a card with our parking deck and stair number on!

    'Jean' 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.