Poole ferry port in England is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Cherbourg, St Malo, Guernsey & Jersey (St Helier) available. With a selection of up to 19 Sailings Weekly, the port of Poole connects England with France, Guernsey & Jersey.
Sailing durations range from 2 hours 45 minutes on the Cherbourg service to 6 hours 45 minutes on the St Malo 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 Poole fare search.
Laying on the south coast of England, Poole is a popular coastal town in the county of Dorset. The port is used as a gateway to France’s northern coast with the crossing to Cherbourg, as well as sailings to Guernsey and Jersey.
Anyone with a penchant for exploring the great outdoors will love Poole. Like any coastal town, Poole’s prominent activity tends to revolve around the shoreline; the harbour is a vibrant hub of energy with an array of cafes and shops dotted around the waterfront. The beaches are an obvious attraction when visiting the seaside resort, especially in the summer when the fine temperature lends itself to an afternoon sunbathing and swimming. Sandbank beach is regarded as one of the best beaches in the UK – the whole area is incredibly clean and the toilets are ideally located.
Away from the water, several landmarks and sights are prominent around the town centre. The RNLI Memorial Sculpture is one of the highlights when making a Poole itinerary, which is particularly beautiful when the sun reflects off the impressive image. After a stretch of sightseeing, the many parks are perfect for whiling away a few hours in leisurely conditions, and the Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park is a very enjoyable day out for the family.
Buses run throughout the town centre, heading to all major suburbs in the area. Road links are good for driving around the town, and the centre is ideal for travelling by foot. Alternatively, there are taxis readily available and Uber has also began operating in Poole.
Poole ferry terminal is easily accessed with good road links from the M3/M27, A31 and A35. From the West follow the A35 to Poole & then take A350 & follow signs to Ferries. From the East follow the A348 from Ferndown or the A35 from Bournemouth. Again when you reach Poole follow signs to Ferries.
Poole Train station is well connected to the UK rail network, with frequent arrivals from London Waterloo and the rest of the UK. For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Poole page. From the station, the ferry terminal is about a 20 minute walk.
There are short and long term car parking facilities opposite the terminal. Daily charges are from £5. Please call 01202 440220 for more details.
New Harbour Road S, South Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset BH15 4AJ, UK
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