Portsmouth
Cherbourg
Ferries to France
Open Ticket??

Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

Open Ticket?

Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

Trip Details
Outbound
Return Trip

Latest offers for Portsmouth - Cherbourg

Portsmouth Cherbourg Ferry

Typically ferries from Portsmouth to Cherbourg sail 3 times a week. The Portsmouth to Cherbourg ferry is operated by Brittany Ferries. Portsmouth Cherbourg Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Portsmouth Cherbourg Ferry Times

Portsmouth Cherbourg ferries typically depart from Portsmouth at around 07:00. The average sailing time of the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth is approximately 5h 56m.

Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg typically range between $352* and $1258*. On average the Portsmouth Cherbourg ferry is $810*. The cheapest Portsmouth Cherbourg ferry prices start from $124*. The average price for a foot passenger is $470*. The average price for a Portsmouth Cherbourg car ferry is $893*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Cherbourg from Portsmouth?

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

Is there a car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Portsmouth Cherbourg ferry?

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

Portsmouth Cherbourg Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Brittany Ferries - 3 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

Why use Direct Ferries?
category
Ferries from 4412 routes and 901 ports worldwide
category
Trusted by over 2.5 million customers
category
We arrange over 1.2 million ferry crossings / year
category
We check up to 1 million prices for our customers daily
Portsmouth - Cherbourg Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 1
Operators Brittany Ferries
Average Price A$808*
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. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • How much is the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

    The average price of a ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg is approximately 234 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak 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, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?

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

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg. 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 Cherbourg from Portsmouth?

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

Portsmouth Guide

Portsmouth is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations across Europe with operators including Condor Ferries and Brittany Ferries. To the south of the naval base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal, while the Continental Ferry Terminal serves Le Havre in France and Bilbao in Spain. There are also daily crossings to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo in France, St Helier in Jersey and St Peter Port in Guernsey.

Located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire, Portsmouth is the UK's only island city, situated around 100 km to the south west of London and 30 km to the east of Southampton. The city's long history is inextricably linked to the sea, hosting to the oldest dry dock in the world still used today and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship; the Mary Rose, and HMS Warrior.


Cherbourg Guide

The town and port of Cherbourg is located on the Cotentin Peninsular in the Manche department of Normandy in the north west of France. The town's port is perhaps best known as a cross channel port serving ferries travelling between the United Kingdom and France. One of the most popular attractions in the town is the Museum T. Henry which was founded in 1831 following a donation of more than 160 paintings by Henry, commissioner of the Royal Museums. Today, the museum has a collection of 300 paintings by French, Dutch and Italian artists stretching back from the present day to the Middle Ages. Contained in the collection are "The Ascent to Calvary" by Murrillo, "Christ Died" which is attributed to Filippino Lippi, and the "Conversion of St. Augustine" by Beato Angelico.

Also in the town and popular with visitors is the 12th century Abbey du Voeu which was dedicated to the Virgin. The church was consecrated in 1181, during the reign of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, who were present at the ceremony.

Ferry services from the port depart to Poole and Portsmouth in England and to Rosslare in Ireland.


Portsmouth to Cherbourg Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 8/4/2024 and 14/4/2024


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 Thu
The quickest way to make & manage your booking

Download the Direct Ferries app or manage your booking online through My Account

App

Customer Service

Visit our customer service page to find useful information on travelling by ferry, our FAQs, and how to contact us for help with your booking