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 6 times each week with sailing durations from around 4 hours 15 minutes.

Poole Cherbourg cross Channel 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.

Poole - Cherbourg Ferry Operators

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 10 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

  • "Book direct"

    Love Brittany Ferries but these jokers didn’t tell us or anyone else that the ferry schedule had changed... won’t respond to email and you can’t contact them by phone... the definition of poor service. Once we got on the ferry all was good

    'Mark' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries

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  • "Slow Border Force"

    UK to France was good, punctual and fast exit from the terminal. France to UK was late leaving, caught up and arrived on time. UK passport control caused long delays as not all channels were open. The fourth channel only opened when the last tranche of cars from the upper deck neared the booths. Not a great advert for the UK tourist industry which needs to take advantage of the low pound.

    'David' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries

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  • "Great journey"

    Haven't been on a ferry for years. Much improved quieter and stable. Food/ drinks were average. Quick to disembark too

    'Anonymous' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries

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  • "Easy and comfortable"

    A smooth crossing - easy to check in and board. Nice reasonably priced food on board. Lots of loos! Would be helpful to have charging for phones with the seating. A few signs around about not letting your kids run amok might be a good idea.... And a notice in the seating area reminding it's a quiet rest area....... All in all I was impressed by the efficiency and comfort of the service.

    'Paul and Joanne ' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries

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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.