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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
Sailings 2 times per week
Duration 8 hours
Distance 135 km, 84 miles
Operated by Brittany Ferries
2p+Car+Return in our estimation € 163
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The Portsmouth–Cherbourg ferry sails 2 times per week between France and England. It takes about 9 hours to travel to Cherbourg or Portsmouth with this comfortable crossing. The ferry service is operated by Brittany Ferries.

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Ferry to Cherbourg and Portsmouth

The ferry to Cherbourg and Portsmouth sails twice a week during the night. Booking the fast ferry with a Condor Ferries boat is also possible. This catamaran reaches the other side of the Channel in only 3 hours. Next to Cherbourg, you can also sail to Le Havre from Portsmouth. In total there are 10 ferries sailing from the UK to France.

On this page you will find information and tips about this ferry service operated by Brittany Ferries.

Portsmouth Cherbourg costs

If you want to travel by ferry to Cherbourg or Portsmouth, you can expect the following prices:

  • Lowest possible price for one adult: €51 for an one-way ticket
  • 2 persons with 1 car during peak season: 163 for an one-way ticket 🛈

Booking your ferry tickets from Portsmouth to Cherbourg or vice versa has never been easier! With our online booking module, you can easily find and book your desired ferry crossing in just a few clicks. Simply enter your travel dates and destination, and the system will show you all available options. You can then choose the one that best suits your needs and budget. It’s that simple!

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Availability and prices

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


Brittany Ferries sails 2 times per week and Condor Ferries sails 3 times per week).  Please note that these times can always change and accurate information can be found in the booking module and on the website of the ferry company. Ferry tickets from both companies can be booked through the same booking engine.

Ferry to Cherbourg from Portsmouth

  • Wednesday: 23:15 – 08:00 (Brittany Ferries)
  • Thursday: 23:00 – 08:00 (Brittany Ferries)
  • Friday: 07:01 – 11:00 (Condor Ferries)
  • Saturday: 07:01 – 11:00 (Condor Ferries)
  • Sunday: 07:01 – 11:00 (Condor Ferries)

Ferry to Portsmouth from Cherbourg

  • Thursday: 12:00 – 16:00
  • Friday: 12:00 – 16:45

Sailing to Poole, which is close to Portsmouth is also possible.

On board the ferry

This crossing includes several ferries from Brittany ferries and a fast boat operated by Condor Ferries.

The ship Galicia, that sails on this route, has a Spanish touch. That is because this ship sails between England and the Spanish Santander on other days. As the Galicia is a cruiseferry suitable for long distances, there is a lot to do on board. On the night sailing it is possible to book a cabin.

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

  • Restaurant
  • Tapas
  • Bar

  • Lounge
  • Sun deck
  • Shop

  • Video on demand
  • Kids' play area

Port information

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


Cherbourg terminal address:
50100 Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Frankrijk


Portsmouth terminal address:
The Brittany Centre, Wharf Rd, Portsmouth PO2 8RU United Kingdom

Frequently Asked Questions Portsmount-Cherbourg

Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Cherbourg and Portsmouth is currently operated by: Brittany Ferries and Condor Ferries.

How long does the crossing take?

The distance covered by the ferry between Portsmouth and Cherbourg is approximately 135 km (as the crow flies). The travel time of the ferry is around 8 hours. With the fast ferry, the crossing only takes 3 hours.

How often does the ferry go?

Brittany ferries sails 2 times per week back and forth between Portsmouth and Cherbourg. Condor ferries sails 3 times per week.

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.

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