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Cherbourg
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Ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg

On average there are 3 weekly sailings between Portsmouth to Cherbourg. This ferry route is operated by Brittany Ferries. Portsmouth Cherbourg ferries cost between £125 and £598, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Portsmouth Cherbourg ferries.

Portsmouth Cherbourg Ferry Times

The Portsmouth Cherbourg ferry typically departs from Portsmouth at around 07:00.

How long is the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

Portsmouth Cherbourg Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 7h 10m. The fastest sailings are approximately 3h 0m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Portsmouth Cherbourg Ferry Operator Schedules

On average there is around 3 weekly ferry sailings from Portsmouth to Cherbourg. These sailings are provided by Brittany Ferries. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables may differ by season.

Portsmouth Cherbourg Ferry Prices

Portsmouth Cherbourg ferry prices typically range between £125* and £598*. The average price is typically £336*. The cheapest Portsmouth Cherbourg ferry prices start from £29*. The average price for a foot passenger is £217*. The average price for a car is £352*.

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

How far is it from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

The distance between Portsmouth to Cherbourg is approximately 88.0 miles (141.6km) or 76.5 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Portsmouth Cherbourg ferry?

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

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

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

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

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Portsmouth 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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Portsmouth - Cherbourg Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price £336*
Average Weekly Sailings 3
Average Sailing Duration 7h 10m
Fastest Sailing Duration 3h 0m
First Ferry 07:00
Last Ferry 22:00
Distance 76 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

The ferry crossing time from Portsmouth to Cherbourg is approximately 5h 30m. 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 £355. Price exclusive of booking fees.

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 Guide

Experience the rich history and vibrant culture of Portsmouth, a maritime city nestled on England's southern coast. From the iconic Spinnaker Tower, offering breathtaking panoramic views, to the Historic Dockyard, home to the famous HMS Victory, there's no shortage of attractions to discover. Venture further afield to the Isle of Wight or France with convenient routes from Portsmouth ferry port. The ferry port is a mere 10-minute drive from the city centre, and with Portsmouth Harbour train station just a short stroll away, accessing the city is effortless. In the lead-up to Christmas, Portsmouth transforms into a festive wonderland with its annual Victorian Festival of Christmas featuring costumed characters, traditional festive food, and a Christmas market.

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.


Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 15/07/2024 and 21/07/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 12:30 18:00 5 hours 30 minutes Sat
Brittany Ferries 22:00 07:00 9 hours Thu
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