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

  • "Very good "

    A pleasant journey. The food was good quality and reasonably priced. Enjoyed being able to mooch around the ship. Much better than flying!

    'Josephine ' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Very good trip"

    We decided a couple of years ago to avoid the "short" Channel crossings and choose the longer ones, depending on where we wanted to tow the caravan. Poole/Cherbourg turned out a good choice. The outward, early morning, journey was very relaxing, having pitched near Poole the night before. The return trip was the evening journey and once again was an enjoyable experience. Docking quite late at night meant we could not book a site that night, but there is space on the dock for this very reason. On both trips the ship was very clean with a helpful and pleasant crew. Although the ship was quite full it did not feel crowded. The food, in either the self serve restaurant or the café was excellent although a little slow from the latter. We opted to reserve a couple of reclining seats, which turned out to be a good idea, but why people have to use them as as an extension of the restaurant seating and then leave the remnants lying around is beyond me.

    'David' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Very pleasant crossing"

    Check-in & customs were very efficient at both ends. The ferry was clean, comfortable and had good facilities on-board. Overall a very pleasant experience and I'd recommend the Poole-Cherbourg crossing. Only negative point is that accessing Poole ferry terminal by road is quite a bit more tricky than at Portsmouth and the signs when leaving the port really aren't at all clear. That's not really the fault of Brittany Ferries though.

    'James' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "my trip to Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries."

    Excellant value for money, Crew was very helpful and friendly. Lots of space on ferry, plenty of space to relax and sleep if you like. Food was not that bad it was enough to keep you going. Toilets and bathroom areas are clean and comfortable. Lots of areas outside too if you fancied fresh air. All in all I would definitley use the Ferry again.

    'Pauline' 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.