Cherbourg ferry port in France is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Poole, Portsmouth, Guernsey, Dublin & Rosslare available. With a selection of up to 20 Sailings Weekly, the port of Cherbourg connects France with England, Guernsey & Ireland.
Sailing durations range from 2 hours 30 minutes on the Guernsey service to 19 hours 15 minutes on the Dublin 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.
Located on the coast of France, Cherbourg is one of the quieter ferry ports in France, but is still incredibly popular, providing ferries across the English Channel.
With up to 22 ferries running per week, across 4 ferry routes, and provided by 3 ferry operators, and with sail times of between 3 hours, and 19 hours and 30 minutes, there are plenty of ferries to choose from, so book now with Direct Ferries, to find the best ferry at the best price for you.
Cherbourg sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season, and from month to month, so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
An old port town that is known primarily for providing cross channel ferries, Cherbourg is a unique place to visit, thanks to its incredibly beautiful architecture, that can be seen through the array of churches that are scattered across the town, as well as the popular museums that show the towns rich history, and especially its links to the French navy, and there are also many stretches of beaches and seafronts for you to explore and enjoy before your journey.
The ferry port here is one of the busier ferry ports, although it is not nearly as busy as the largest ports of Calais and Dunkirk, and there are ferry routes running from here not only across the Channel, but also to destinations in Ireland, so there is plenty of variety in ferry choices.
The ferry schedule for this ferry route has up to 22 ferries running per week, across 4 ferry routes, with 7 ferries running per week to Poole, 9 ferries per week running to Portsmouth, 3 ferries per week running to Dublin, and 3 ferries per week running to Rosslare, so there is not one single ferry timetable available here. Indeed, ferry timetables for this ferry route can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operator, and so on, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most up-to-date information regarding ferry sailings, so you can find the best ferry at the best time for you.
Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can greatly vary, between 3 hours, to 4 hours and 30 minutes, to 10 hours and 15 minutes, to 16 hours, to 17 hours and 15 minutes, to 18 hours, to 18 hours and 30 minutes, to 19 hours and 30 minutes, and this variation is due to numerous reasons. These can include changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operator, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail, so be sure to check before you book, what your expected sail time will be.
How much the ferry to Cherbourg will cost is defined by many separate aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling on, which ferry operator you are travelling with, how you are travelling, and other such factors, so there are multiple ferry fares on offer here. Instead, we recommend checking out our useful fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.
At Cherbourg ferry port, you will find a passenger terminal that has all the basic facilities that you may need, including a seating area, a small shop, a café, and storage facilities, and there are also plenty of disabled facilities here. There are also many transport links here, as the terminal is located close to the city, so has access to the local bus routes, as well as a taxi rank, and is within easy driving distance of Paris and other major destinations.
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.
Cherbourg Ferry Terminal, 50100 Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France
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!