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Cherbourg to Portsmouth Ferry

Typically ferries from Cherbourg to Portsmouth run 2 times a week. The Cherbourg to Portsmouth ferry is operated by Brittany Ferries. Cherbourg Portsmouth Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Cherbourg Portsmouth Ferry Times

Cherbourg Portsmouth ferries typically depart from Cherbourg at around 12:00. The average sailing time of the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg is approximately 6h 10m.

Cherbourg to Portsmouth Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth typically range between $267* and $1116*. On average the Cherbourg Portsmouth ferry is $664*. The cheapest Cherbourg Portsmouth ferry prices start from $91*. The average price for a foot passenger is $485*. The average price for a Cherbourg Portsmouth car ferry is $718*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Portsmouth from Cherbourg?

The distance between Cherbourg and Portsmouth is approximately 88.0 miles (141.6km), or 76.5 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth provided by Brittany Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Cherbourg and Portsmouth.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Cherbourg Portsmouth ferry?

Yes, Cherbourg Portsmouth ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Cherbourg to Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries.

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Cherbourg - Portsmouth Route summary
Departure Country France
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price A$656*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 6h 10m
Fastest Sailing Duration 5h 0m
First Ferry 12:00
Last Ferry 23:30
Distance 76 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Cherbourg to Portsmouth is approximately 5h. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

The average price of a ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth is approximately 403 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

There is 1 ferry operator for Cherbourg to Portsmouth and this is
  • Brittany Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

Ferries from Cherbourg to Portsmouth are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Cherbourg to Portsmouth with
  • Brittany Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Cherbourg to Portsmouth with
  • Brittany Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
  • Brittany Ferries

How far is Portsmouth from Cherbourg?

The distance between Cherbourg to Portsmouth is approximately 76 nautical miles.

Cherbourg Guide

The French city and port of Cherbourg is located on the Cotentin Peninsular in the north west of France. Invaded by the Vikings in the 9th century who were instrumental in developing Cherbourg into a port, the city has a long history. In Napoleonic times the harbour was fortified in order to prevent a British naval assault on it. Underwater obstructions were sunk at intervals across the harbour entrance which were eventually replaced with piles of masonry rubble. The works began in 1784 and were not concluded until 1850, long after Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

There are many things to see and do in Cherbourg including the Cite de la Mer (the city of the sea) which is a museum dedicated to maritime history. The museum was opened in 2002 and is housed in the cruise terminal at Cherbourg port. Visitors to the city may also choose to take a leisurely stroll in the Jardin de la Roche Fauconniere which is a private botanical garden located in the Parc de la Fauconniere. Established in the 1870's the gardens contain roughly 3,400 specimens, many of which come from the Southern Hemisphere.


Portsmouth Guide

Portsmouth is an English city in the county of Hampshire, lying on the English Channel coast. Leading ferry operators including Condor Ferries, Wightlink and Brittany Ferries serve the city's port from British and international locations including Le Havre, Bilbao, Cherbourg, Caen, St Malo, St Helier, St Peter Port and Ryde.

The city boasts a long, illustrious maritime history and has connections with the Royal Navy that go back centuries. It was also one of the world's greatest shipbuilding centres and constructed the first ever dry dock, in the 15th century, which is still in use today. Portsmouth is still an important base for the navy and is home to a number of historic ships including the crowning glory of Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory.

The nearby suburb of Southsea is a popular destination for families and has a lovely stretch of beach, two piers and a good selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and a theme park at Clarence Pier.


Cherbourg to Portsmouth Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 10/6/2024 and 16/6/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Brittany Ferries 12:00 17:00 5 hours Fri
Brittany Ferries 15:30 20:30 5 hours Wed
Brittany Ferries 23:30 08:00 8 hours 30 minutes Mon
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