Cherbourg ferry port in France is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Poole, Portsmouth, Rosslare & Dublin available. With a selection of up to 18 Sailings Weekly, the port of Cherbourg connects France with England & Ireland.
Sailing durations range from 3 hours on the Portsmouth service to 18 hours 30 minutes on the Rosslare 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 Cherbourg fare search.
Cherbourg ferry port is situated on the Cotentin peninsula in north-western France. The port is well connected by ferries from England and Ireland on popular routes with Europe's biggest ferry companies. In Cherbourg itself it is worth visiting the Musée de la Libération dedicated to the Second World War history in the region and the rest of the country.
The distance between Cherbourg and Paris by car is 355 km.
Cherbourg Ferry Port is well signposted once you reach Cherbourg.
From Paris, take the A15, then the E05 towards Rouen. Then follow the A13 towards Caen and from there the E46 takes you all the way to Cherbourg.
From Le Havre take the A13 towards Caen and then the E46.
From St.Malo take the E401 towards Caen and then the E46.
Gare de Cherbourg (Avenue Jean-François Millet) is connected to the rest of France by the SNCF network.
It takes approximately 40 minutes to walk between the train station and Cherbourg ferry terminal.
For more information, please visit the SNCF website.
The port is a 10 - 15 minute walk from the town centre. The nearest bus stop is on 'Boulevard Maritime' near the cinema.
Taxis can normally be found outside the ferry terminal. If there are no taxis available, passengers are advised to contact the information desk in the terminal.
There is a car park situated in front of the terminal. Parking here is free but for short stays only. There is also an area near the terminal where cars and caravans may park for the night. Also near the terminal, there is secure parking for longer stays.
Quai de Normandie, 50100, Cherbourg
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Cherbourg Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Cherbourg Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!