Poole to Cherbourg Ferry

The Poole Cherbourg ferry route connects England with France. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Brittany Ferries. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 4 hours 15 minutes.

Poole Cherbourg 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.

Route and port details

Poole to Cherbourg Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from England to France page.

Poole - Cherbourg Ferry Operators

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 4 hr 15 min
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Poole Cherbourg Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Poole Cherbourg route is a car and 2 passengers.

Poole Cherbourg Ferry reviews

  • "Barfleur."

    I have taken this ferry twice this year with my motorcycle. I have been impressed with the way the staff look after my bike in making it safe to travel. The on board facilities are excellent, the staff everywhere are very polite, friendly and helpful. I have come to spend most of my time aboard around the restaurant as the food is good and not bad value for money. This is a fast and efficient crossing and I highly recommend it...especially on a bike!!!

    'Kestran' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Great value"

    We travelled from Poole to Cherbourg with our motor home, staying on the Port overnight. The boarding was easy and well managed and it was reassuring to see the security checks being carried out. Food on board was good and a reasonable price. The return from To Scott to Plymouth was equally as good with the French police thoroughly checking all vehicles. The crossing was really comfortable and again the food was good. Direct Ferries made the booking easy and were cheaper than booking direct with Brittany ferries.

    'Terence' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Good way of getting into France"

    We travelled out to France early in the morning, on time. English breakfast was ok. There is a small kids corner with a few activities and TV for children. The unloading took quite long when you're used to the speed they unload in Calais. On the way back we took an evening ferry and had a cabin (very reasonably priced) - very clean & comfortable! The dinner meals were very tasty, if quite pricey. Again, ferry was on time, and unloading seemed a bit quicker. Good service all in all.

    'Steph' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Poole to Cherbourg via Barfleur"

    We have travelled on the Barfleur ever since she came into service quite a few years ago and then had a distinctive French bright decor. She has since been fitted out very comfortably and tastefully. We have crossed in all seasons and even in gales is then quite stable. We have also travelled on other ships of the fleet, some much larger, but always prefer the Barfleur.

    'Terence' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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Poole Guide

The English town of Pool lies on the English Channel coast in the south of England, in the county of Dorset. The town is around 30 km to the east of Dorchester and 180 km to the south west of London and is located on the eastern shores of Poole Harbour. The busy port, with many shipping movements each day, is also one of the world's largest natural harbours and is full of wildlife, much of which is visible in the marshes and mudflats and on Brownsea island inside the harbour. There is also a pontoon ferry crossing the harbour mouth back and forward all day, allowing easy access to the Purbecks.

The are good facilities inside the ferry terminal at the harbour including a cafe, a bureau de change and left luggage lockers. Ferry services operating from the port depart to Cherbourg in France with a crossing time of roughly 4 hours and 15 minutes. During the summer months, usually between May and September, there is also a fast ferry service to Cherbourg with a crossing time of just over 2 hours. In the summer there are additional services that operate to St Malo in France (4 hours and 30 minutes) and two daily crossings to St Peter Port in Guernsey (2 hours and 30 minutes) and St Helier in Jersey (3 hours).

Cherbourg 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.