Cherbourg
Portsmouth
Ferry to England
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Cherbourg Portsmouth Ferry

The Cherbourg Portsmouth ferry route connects France with England. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Brittany Ferries. The crossing operates up to 9 times each week with sailing durations from around 3 hours. Cherbourg Portsmouth sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Can you travel by high-speed ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?


Yes, you can take a fast ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth. Brittany Ferries is a popular ferry operator offering a high speed ferry to Portsmouth from Cherbourg, France in 5 hours and 45 minutes.

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Cherbourg - Portsmouth Route summary
Departure Country France
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price £344*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 6h 10m
Fastest Sailing Duration 5h 0m
First Ferry 12:00
Last Ferry 23:30
Distance 76 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

The ferry crossing time from Cherbourg to Portsmouth is approximately 5h. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

Cherbourg to Portsmouth ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth is £345. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

There is 1 ferry operator for Cherbourg to Portsmouth and this is
  • Brittany Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

Book ferries from Cherbourg to Portsmouth through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Cherbourg to Portsmouth with
  • Brittany Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Cherbourg to Portsmouth with
  • Brittany Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Brittany Ferries

How far is Portsmouth from Cherbourg?

The distance between Cherbourg to Portsmouth is approximately 76 nautical Miles.

Cherbourg Guide

The French city and port of Cherbourg is located on the Cotentin Peninsular in the north west of France. Invaded by the Vikings in the 9th century who were instrumental in developing Cherbourg into a port, the city has a long history. In Napoleonic times the harbour was fortified in order to prevent a British naval assault on it. Underwater obstructions were sunk at intervals across the harbour entrance which were eventually replaced with piles of masonry rubble. The works began in 1784 and were not concluded until 1850, long after Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

There are many things to see and do in Cherbourg including the Cite de la Mer (the city of the sea) which is a museum dedicated to maritime history. The museum was opened in 2002 and is housed in the cruise terminal at Cherbourg port. Visitors to the city may also choose to take a leisurely stroll in the Jardin de la Roche Fauconniere which is a private botanical garden located in the Parc de la Fauconniere. Established in the 1870's the gardens contain roughly 3,400 specimens, many of which come from the Southern Hemisphere.


Portsmouth Guide

Portsmouth is an English city in the county of Hampshire, lying on the English Channel coast. Leading ferry operators including Condor Ferries, Wightlink and Brittany Ferries serve the city's port from British and international locations including Le Havre, Bilbao, Cherbourg, Caen, St Malo, St Helier, St Peter Port and Ryde.

The city boasts a long, illustrious maritime history and has connections with the Royal Navy that go back centuries. It was also one of the world's greatest shipbuilding centres and constructed the first ever dry dock, in the 15th century, which is still in use today. Portsmouth is still an important base for the navy and is home to a number of historic ships including the crowning glory of Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory.

The nearby suburb of Southsea is a popular destination for families and has a lovely stretch of beach, two piers and a good selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and a theme park at Clarence Pier.


Cherbourg to Portsmouth Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 27/05/2024 and 02/06/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 12:00 17:00 5 hours Fri
Brittany Ferries 15:30 20:30 5 hours Wed
Brittany Ferries 23:30 08:00 8 hours 30 minutes Mon
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