Poole
Cherbourg
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Ferry from Poole to Cherbourg

Typically ferry sailings run between Poole and Cherbourg run once a day. 2 operators sail this route Brittany Ferries & Condor Ferries and runs throughout the year. Poole Cherbourg ferries cost between £172 and £642, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Poole Cherbourg ferries.

Poole Cherbourg Ferry Times

The earliest Poole Cherbourg ferry sailings typically depart Poole at around 07:30. The last ferry usually departs at 10:30.

How long is the ferry from Poole to Cherbourg?

Poole Cherbourg Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 4h 41m. The fastest sailings are approximately 4h 30m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Poole Cherbourg Ferry Operator Schedules

There are an average of 1 daily sailings and up to 7 weekly ferry sailings from Poole to Cherbourg. These sailings are provided by Brittany Ferries & Condor Ferries. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Poole Cherbourg Ferry Prices

Poole Cherbourg ferry prices typically range between £172* and £642*. The average price is typically £408*. The cheapest Poole Cherbourg ferry prices start from £26*. The average price for a foot passenger is £187*. The average price for a car is £438*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Poole to Cherbourg?

The distance between Poole to Cherbourg is approximately 78.3 miles (126.0km) or 68.0 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Poole Cherbourg ferry?

Yes, Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries allow cars on board ferries between Poole and Cherbourg. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Poole and Cherbourg.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Poole to Cherbourg?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries between Poole and Cherbourg.

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Poole to Cherbourg?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Poole to Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

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Poole - Cherbourg Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 2
Operators Brittany Ferries & Condor Ferries
Average Price £408*
Average Weekly Sailings 7
Average Sailing Duration 4h 41m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 30m
First Ferry 07:30
Last Ferry 10:30
Distance 68 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 Poole to Cherbourg?

The ferry crossing time from Poole to Cherbourg is approximately 5h 05m. 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 Poole to Cherbourg?

Poole to Cherbourg ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Poole to Cherbourg is £409. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Poole to Cherbourg?

There are 2 popular ferry operators for Poole to Cherbourg. These are
  • Brittany Ferries
  • Condor Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Poole to Cherbourg?

Book ferries from Poole to Cherbourg 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 Poole to Cherbourg?

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

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

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

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

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 Cherbourg from Poole?

The distance between Poole to Cherbourg is approximately 68 nautical Miles.

Poole Cherbourg Ferry reviews

  • "Poole to Cherbourg"

    Poole is a nice easy port to sail from, my trip was handled very professionally and was stress free

    'Barfleur' travelled on Barfleur

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  • "Cherbourg to Poole"

    Very good crossing

    'Barfleur' travelled on Barfleur

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  • "Great way to travel"

    We’ve just returned from a weekend in France, made easy by a great trip on The Barfleur from Poole to Cherbourg. The whole process from arriving early morning in Poole to happy friendly staff to arriving on Cherbourg and the same on the way back. The staff were all very helpfully and friendly and booking a seat in the club lounge was the right thing to do. Definitely recommend. 

    'Barfleur' travelled on Barfleur

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  • "Really nice trip to France"

    Excelent in every way.

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Poole Guide

Poole ferry port, a magnificent seaside town on England's south coast, offers a blend of rich history and natural beauty, sure to captivate any traveller. Known for its stunning harbour, it is home to Brownsea Island, a wildlife haven that is a hit with nature enthusiasts. The town's historic quay, dominated by the Sea Music Sculpture and Poole Museum, offers an engaging glimpse into the town's past. During November, explore Poole's Christmas Parade, a regular event that brings the town to life with festive cheer. The Poole ferry port provides easy access to France, the Channel Islands, and Spain via ferry. Upon arrival, you can travel to the city centre by bus, with numerous services available from the ferry port, or take a short taxi ride. Train connections are also available from Poole Railway Station, just a 20-minute walk from the Poole ferry port. Poole, a gateway to extraordinary adventures.

Cherbourg Guide

Nestled on the shores of Normandy, Cherbourg ferry port offers a heady mix of maritime history and innovative art. The Cité de la Mer, a maritime museum boasting the largest submarine open to the public, and the Musée d'art Thomas-Henry, housing an impressive collection of 19th-century art, are must-sees near the Cherbourg ferry port. The iconic Umbrellas of Cherbourg, a nod to the famous musical, is an enchanting sight not to be missed. With the Paris Cherbourg train line, the French capital is just a three-hour journey away. Moreover, the port's close proximity to the UK and Ireland makes Cherbourg ferry port a strategic hub for ferry lines. Once you disembark at Cherbourg ferry port, a short 10-minute walk or a quick bus ride will take you to the city center. As we move into the festive season, the city dresses itself in twinkling lights, setting the mood for the enchanting Christmas markets that Cherbourg is known for.

Which is better Poole or Cherbourg?

Determining whether Poole or Cherbourg is better depends on personal preferences and specific needs. Both cities have their unique features and attractions.

Poole, located on the south coast of England, is known for its beautiful beaches and historic sites. It offers a range of water sports activities and picturesque views of the harbor. Poole Harbour is one of the largest natural harbors in the world and provides opportunities for sailing, kayaking, and fishing. The city also has a vibrant arts scene, with various galleries and theaters showcasing local talent. Additionally, Poole is home to the famous Poole Pottery, where visitors can explore the rich history of ceramics.

On the other hand, Cherbourg, situated in Normandy, France, has its own charm. It boasts a rich maritime heritage and is a popular port for cruise ships. The city offers a range of attractions, including the Cité de la Mer, an impressive maritime museum showcasing the history of ocean exploration. Cherbourg is also famous for its seafood, and visitors can indulge in delicious fresh seafood dishes at the local restaurants. Furthermore, the nearby Normandy beaches and World War II historical sites make Cherbourg a significant destination for history enthusiasts.

Ultimately, the choice between Poole and Cherbourg depends on individual preferences. If you are looking for a coastal town in England with a focus on water sports and a vibrant arts scene, Poole may be the better choice. However, if you are interested in exploring French culture, maritime history, and enjoying

How many days in Cherbourg is enough?

The number of days to spend in Cherbourg depends on personal preferences and the desired activities. For a general visit, 1-2 days may be sufficient to explore the city's main attractions. Cherbourg's highlights include the Cité de la Mer, an impressive maritime museum, the historic harbor, and the beautiful Jardin Public. Additionally, visitors can enjoy local cuisine and stroll around the charming streets. If interested in nearby attractions, such as the D-Day beaches or the picturesque town of Mont Saint-Michel, it is advisable to add extra days to the itinerary. Ultimately, the ideal duration in Cherbourg will vary based on individual interests and available time.


Poole to Cherbourg Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 08:30 13:00 4 hours 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Brittany Ferries 08:30 13:30 5 hours Wed

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