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

  • "Fast yourney"

    Fast check in and helpfull personnel.

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

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  • "My Experience of the Service"

    I was pleased. My booking was handled well and the vessel itself was modern, clean and departed on time from both Portsmouth and Cherbourg, completing the journeys very accurately in the times predicted. Due to a mechanical failure with my car I was forced to postpone my return journey twice, because the repair took longer than initially thought. The booking changes were expensive, but I was given a concessionary rate for the second postponement because of the nature of the reason for the change, for which I was very grateful. i would have no hesitation in using the service again as the need arises.

    'Anthony Ferrige' travelled Portsmouth Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "good service"

    Good experience. Punctual outward & inward crossings. Cars packed very tight but generally acceptable arrangements. Rather limited choice of snacks & sandwiches though reasonably priced.

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

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  • "Normandie Express review"

    Our crossing was fantastic - great service, great staff, great ferry! If there was anything that could be improved, I would suggest more facilities for younger children as they are often difficult to entertain! I appreciate there is little space on board the ferry so this request might be challenging!

    'Victoria Goodman' 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.