Ferries to Cherbourg


Cherbourg ferry routes

Brittany Ferries offer two routes from the UK. The route from Portsmouth sails daily between May and September. This route has a shorter duration of only 3 hours. The crossing from Poole is also daily but the service continues throughout the year.

Stena Line run a route from Rosslare every day. The crossing from Ireland takes roughly 18.5 hours.

To book a crossing that departs within the next 7 days, please email overseastravel@campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

We also recommend you check the latest guidance with your chosen operator and stay up to date with the latest official advice: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Operator Departure port
Frequency Duration
Brittany Ferries
Daily (May - Sept)
3 hours Bookit
Brittany Ferries
4 hrs 30 mins
Stena Line
2 - 4 per week
18.5 hours

Onboard Accommodation

There are 4 berth cabins available on the route to Cherbourg from Poole, with inside and outside cabins available. Some of these cabins are wheelchair accessible as well. Lounge seats can also be reserved.

Some of the ships do offer Club Class lounge seats as well as reclining seats.

On Portsmouth to Cherbourg ferries, free seating and Club Reserved seating available.

From Rosslare the journey is much longer at 18.5 hours, resulting in the ships having more variety of cabin and some dedicated disabled cabins for passengers. Reserved seating is available.

Onboard Facilities and Information

On board there is a self-service restaurant for passengers to have something to eat. A bar is also on board for refreshments.

From Rosslare there is a selection of food and drink outlets available.

Pets are permitted on routes leaving Portsmouth and Poole, providing they remain in the vehicle. Departing from Rosslare, pets cannot remain in the vehicle. Kennels are available on the Rosslare to Cherbourg route.

Campsites near Cherbourg

We are currently unable to book campsites on your behalf; please contact the campsite direct if you wish to make a booking.

Campsite Distance from Cherbourg ferry port
Le Grand Large, Normandy 16 miles
Chateau de Martragny, Normandy
65 miles
Saint-Michel, Normandy 89 miles

More about Cherbourg

Cherbourg is a small port town in Lower Normandy, France. It has a rich, seafaring history, as it has always been regarded as one of the most important ports on the Normandy coast. It was the last-but-one place the Titanic visited before setting off on its tragic maiden voyage in April, 1912.

Cherbourg was first noted as a potential defensive naval base in the late 1600s, and the town grew from such beginnings as both a military stronghold and an important trading port. The Fort du Roule was built atop the Montagne du Roule in the 1800s, and was used as a military base by the Nazis in World War II. Cherbourg was liberated from German occupation after the June D-Day landings in 1944.

Cherbourg's rich history is commemorated at the Cité de la Mer (“City of the Sea”) aquarium which contains exhibits centred around the Titanic and World War II. You can also visit La Redoutable, a submarine that's open for visitors to explore. If you prefer to perform your exploring on firm ground, you can look around picturesque Cherbourg, and pay a visit to the many open-air markets that take place in the town centre.