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From: 105,00

This Ferry is operated by Brittany Ferries. Always check the prices before booking and the latest travel information before departure.

Destination(s) 🇫🇷 France, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Operated by Brittany Ferries
Sailings Up to 1 time per day
Duration 4h 30 mins.
Distance 124 km, 77 miles
2p+Car+Return in our estimation € 335

On this route from Poole to Cherbourg you will sail with the ferries of Brittany Ferries. This is a fast and short crossing and a convenient choice to travel from the UK to France and the other way around. On this route there are in peak season of summer also high speed sailings on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays that will take less than 3 hours.

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Ferry Poole Cherbourg

Ferry to Poole and Cherbourg

You can travel from Poole to Cherbourg in about 4 hours and 30 minutes. This is the shortest and fastest crossing from Brittany Ferries from Southern England (Dorset) to Normandie in France. The crossing is 124km as the crow flies, and during peak season, there is also a high-speed ferry active on this crossing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

If you take a look at the map, this is also the most ‘direct‘ route. Cherbourg is closely located to both the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey.

On this page you will find information and tips about this Brittany Ferries crossing from Poole to Cherbourg and back

Ferry to Poole and Cherbourg costs

If you want to travel by ferry to Poole (UK) and Cherbourg (France) you can expect the following prices:

  • The lowest possible price for one adult is €105,- for a one-way ticket for one person a car.
  • 2 persons with 1 car during peak season: €335,-for a one-way ticket 🛈
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Availability and prices

Ferry prices depend on the season and crowds. View the current prices in the booking engine

Schedule ferry Poole-Cherbourg

When travelling from Poole in the UK to Cherbourg, there is a daily morning crossing that will take 4.5 to 5 hours to reach the Normandy shores. If you're travelling from Cherbourg to Poole, the sailing times depend on if you're boarding the evening or overnight crossing. The evening crossing is also 4 hours and 30 mins; the overnight crossing is 10 hours and 30 mins.

Please note that these times can always change and accurate information can be found in the booking module and on the ferry company's website.

Ferry to Cherbourg from Poole

This ferry leaves from Poole to Cherbourg every morning on the Ship the Barfleur

Every day – normal ferry

Sailing with the Barfleur – the everyday normal cruise ferry

  • Departure: at 08:30
  • Arrivals ( 4 hours and 30 mins) at: 14:00
  • Important: the time difference between the locations

Ferry to Poole from Cherbourg

In summer season, there are 2 ferries leaving

Sailing with the Barfleur – the everyday normal cruise ferry

  • Departure at: 18:15
  • Arrivals: ( 4 hours and 30 mins) at 21:45

High-speed ferry – Condor Liberation ferry to Poole from Cherbourg.

  • Departure at: 11:46
  • Arrival at: 13:15 ( 2 hours 29 mins)

On board the ferry to Poole and Cherbourg

On this crossing, you'll be boarding either the Barfleur ferry or the high speed Ferry Condor Liberation.

This (and more) can be expected on the ferry:

  • Restaurant and dining
  • Bar
  • Lounges

  • Shopping
  • Sun deck
  • Games Planet

  • Video on demand
  • Toddlers play area

Port information

To get to the departure port, use the address and follow the signs to the terminal when arrive.


Poole terminal address:

New Harbour Rd, Poole BH15 4AJ, United Kingdom


Cherbourg terminal address:

50100 Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Frankrijk

Frequently Asked Questions Ferry Poole-Cherbourg

Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Poole and Cherbourg is currently operated by Brittany Ferries

How long does the crossing Poole and Cherbourg take?

The distance covered by the ferry between Poole and Cherbourg is approximately 124 km as the crow flies. The travel time of the ferry is just 4 hours and 30 mins, which makes it the shortest / fastest crossing to Normandy from the UK. In peak season in the summer you can also board the high speed ferry that will take in about 3 hours from Cherbourg to Pool.

How often does the ferry go?

The ferries sails once per per day back and forth between Poole and Cherbourg. In peak season there is a additional high speed crossing on this route.

Can I bring my pet on board?

Yes, almost on all ferry routes you can bring your pet (dogs, cats and ferrets). On short crossings they stay in the vehicle and on longer crossings are often kennels available or special cabins where you can bring your pet. Keep in mind that countries often have special rules for pets that are taken across borders.

From: 105,00