Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry

Travel from England to France on the Portsmouth Cherbourg ferry route with a combined choice up to 11 sailings per week on offer (10 with Brittany Ferries & 1 with Condor Ferries).

The Brittany Ferries service takes around 3 hours to travel to France & the Condor Ferries service around 5 hr 30 min.

Compare Portsmouth Cherbourg ferries with Brittany Ferries & Condor Ferries now to find the sailing that best suits your travel plans.

Route and port details

Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry Alternatives

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

Portsmouth - Cherbourg Ferry Operators

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 10 Sailings Weekly 3 hr
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  • Condor Ferries
    • 1 Sailing Weekly 5 hr 30 min
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Average Portsmouth Cherbourg Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Portsmouth Cherbourg route is a car and 2 passengers.

Portsmouth Cherbourg Ferry reviews

  • "Smooth Crossing"

    It was all very easy and efficient. From booking online - to driving off in Cherbourg. Food was OK but I would have preferred a bit more choice. However, we weren't on the ferry very long so it was no big deal.

    'Anonymous' travelled Portsmouth Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Phew, made it!"

    All went like Swiss clockwork. The only somewhat negative point was a lot of uncontrolled or noisy children, but thats hardly the fault of the ferry line. But perhaps an adults only area of reclining chairs?? Thankyou to staff we phoned that let us on at the very last minute!

    'Steven' travelled Portsmouth Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Good experience"

    I found my trip with Direct Ferries a very pleasant one overall. Staff were all friendly and cheerful and helpful. The only down side I thought was that when we were parked on board we were extremely close to the next car in front of us (I understand that space is of a premium) but by doing this people were actually damaging our car by climbing across the front of it with their bags trailing across the bonnet of the car scratching it. Apart from that our trip was a most enjoyable one and I would definitely travel this way again.

    'Linda' travelled Portsmouth Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "A Quick Crossing "

    Not been across the channel by ship for years . How things have changed . Never travelled by sea so quickly and in comfort . Facilities were very good, even a tv show for the kids . Will have no problem in using Brittany Ferries again.

    'Geoffrey' travelled Portsmouth Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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Portsmouth Guide

The English city of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire. It is the UK's only island city and is situated around 100 km to the south west of London and 30 km to the east of Southampton. The city's long history is inextricably linked to the sea. It is home to the oldest dry dock in the world still in use and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior. The city is also home to the Royal Marine Commandoes and to a naval base.

The city's port is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations. To the south of the Naval Base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal. The Continental Ferry Terminal is served by ferry services to Le Havre in France and Bilbao in Spain. There are also daily crossings to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo in France, St Helier in Jersey, St Peter Port in Guernsey and to Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

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.