Portsmouth
Cherbourg
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Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry

Connecting the city of Portsmouth on the coast of England with the town of Cherbourg on the coast of France, this ferry route provides one of the essential ferry routes on the Channel crossings.

From the city of Portsmouth, one of the major cities to provide ferries in England, thanks to its long maritime history, as well as its easy access to countless other countries in Europe, and is also home to many famous historical ships, to the town of Cherbourg, home to some of the most beautiful medieval paintings and churches in France, and a popular stopping point across the Channel, both for its own beauty, and for its easy access to the rest of France.

With up to 9 ferries running per week, provided by 1 ferry operator, and with sail times of around 3 hours, there are plenty of ferries to choose from, so book now with Direct Ferries, to find the best ferry at the best price for you.

Portsmouth to Cherbourg sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season, and from month to month, so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

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Portsmouth - Cherbourg Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price $539*
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 typical crossing time for ferries from Portsmouth to Cherbourg is approximately 3h. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

    The average price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg is approximately $230. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg can differ depending on the season. 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?

    Ferries from Portsmouth to Cherbourg are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries 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 the following operators
    • Brittany Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
    • Brittany Ferries
  • How far is Cherbourg from Portsmouth?

    Portsmouth to Cherbourg is approximately 76 nautical miles distance apart.

Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for this ferry route has up to 9 ferries running per week, provided by 1 ferry operator, so there is not one single ferry timetable here. Indeed, ferry timetables for this ferry route can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operators, and so on, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most up-to-date information regarding ferry sailings, so you can find the best ferry at the best time for you.


How long does the Ferry to Cherbourg from Portsmouth take?

Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 3 hours in duration, but this sail time may vary due to numerous reasons, such as changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operator, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail. This means that all sail times that are given here are to be taken as estimates only, and be sure to check before you book, what your expected sail time will be.


Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Cherbourg from Portsmouth will cost is defined by many separate aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling on, which ferry operator you are travelling with, how you are travelling, and other such factors, so there are multiple ferry fares on offer here. Instead, we recommend looking at the above graph, to see our monthly fare averages, check out our useful fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.


Can I take my Car on the Ferry to Cherbourg from Portsmouth?

You are currently able to take your car with you on this ferry route.


Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 4/15/2024 and 4/21/2024


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 Tue, Thu
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