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Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry

The Portsmouth to Cherbourg ferry route is available with 1 operator and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Cherbourg takes approximately 3 hours on ferries servicing this route. Portsmouth to Cherbourg ferry duration can range between 3 hours and 3 hours 30 minutes depending on weather conditions and the vessel you sail on.

Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry Schedules

There are around 3 weekly sailings from Portsmouth to Cherbourg. Brittany Ferries provide up to 3 sailings per week. Please be aware that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry Time

The first ferry leaves Portsmouth at approximately 07:00 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 23:16. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Portsmouth to Cherbourg

The fastest ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg is with Brittany Ferries.

Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

You can book cabins on ferries that sail from Portsmouth to Cherbourg.

Portsmouth Cherbourg Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Portsmouth - Cherbourg can vary between £165 and £608 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £183, prices can range from £73 and £355. The average price with a car is £420. Car prices can range from £259 and £622. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

Cheap Ferry Portsmouth Cherbourg

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is highly recommended that you book in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability.

With 1 sailing per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there are alternative routes to explore if you require additional flexibility.

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Portsmouth - Cherbourg Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price £418*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 7h 34m
Fastest Sailing Duration 3h 0m
First Ferry 07:00
Last Ferry 23:16
Distance 76 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

    The ferry crossing time from Portsmouth to Cherbourg is approximately 3h. 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 Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

    Portsmouth to Cherbourg ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg is £203.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Portsmouth to Cherbourg and this is
    • Brittany Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

    Book ferries from Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Portsmouth to Cherbourg with
    • Brittany Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Portsmouth to Cherbourg with
    • Brittany Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth?

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

Portsmouth to Cherbourg Guide

Portsmouth Port Guide

Portsmouth is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations across Europe with operators including Condor Ferries and Brittany Ferries. To the south of the naval base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal, while the Continental Ferry Terminal serves Le Havre in France and Bilbao in Spain. There are also daily crossings to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo in France, St Helier in Jersey and St Peter Port in Guernsey.

Located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire, Portsmouth is the UK's only island city, situated around 100 km to the south west of London and 30 km to the east of Southampton. The city's long history is inextricably linked to the sea, hosting to the oldest dry dock in the world still used today and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship; the Mary Rose, and HMS Warrior.

Cherbourg Port Guide

The town and port of Cherbourg is located on the Cotentin Peninsular in the Manche department of Normandy in the north west of France. The town's port is perhaps best known as a cross channel port serving ferries travelling between the United Kingdom and France. One of the most popular attractions in the town is the Museum T. Henry which was founded in 1831 following a donation of more than 160 paintings by Henry, commissioner of the Royal Museums. Today, the museum has a collection of 300 paintings by French, Dutch and Italian artists stretching back from the present day to the Middle Ages. Contained in the collection are "The Ascent to Calvary" by Murrillo, "Christ Died" which is attributed to Filippino Lippi, and the "Conversion of St. Augustine" by Beato Angelico.

Also in the town and popular with visitors is the 12th century Abbey du Voeu which was dedicated to the Virgin. The church was consecrated in 1181, during the reign of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, who were present at the ceremony.

Ferry services from the port depart to Poole and Portsmouth in England and to Rosslare in Ireland.

Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 04/12/2023 and 10/12/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 08:01 14:01 6 hours Sat
Brittany Ferries 23:00 07:00 8 hours Mon
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