Poole ferry port in England is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Cherbourg, St Malo, Guernsey & Jersey (St Helier) available. With a selection of up to 30 Sailings Weekly, the port of Poole connects England with France, Guernsey & Jersey.
Sailing durations range from 3 hours on the Guernsey service to 7 hours 30 minutes on the St Malo service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Poole fare search.
Poole is a coastal town, port and tourist destination in the traditional county of Dorset in southern England. The is famed for its large natural harbour, situated on the shores of the English Channel.
The Poole Harbour area has been inhabited for well over 2,000 years.
Poole is positioned on a very popular stretch of coastline, with the resort of Bournemouth to the east, Studland to the south and the Jurassic coast southwest. The town has grown rapidly, and Sandbanks, a small sand spit across part of the harbour mouth, is so popular that it has the fourth highest land value, by area, in the world. There are exclusive homes both on Sandbanks and the whole of the area stretching east from the Harbour to The Avenue (the eastern boundary of Poole).
Poole ferry terminal is easily accessed with good road links from the M3/M27, A31 and A35. From the West follow the A35 to Poole & then take A350 & follow signs to Ferries. From the East follow the A348 from Ferndown or the A35 from Bournemouth. Again when you reach Poole follow signs to Ferries.
Poole Train station is well connected to the UK rail network, with frequent arrivals from London Waterloo and the rest of the UK. For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Poole page. From the station, the ferry terminal is about a 20 minute walk.
There are short and long term car parking facilities opposite the terminal. Daily charges are from £5. Please call 01202 440220 for more details.
New Harbour Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4AJ
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Poole Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Poole Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!