Poole to Cherbourg ferry crossings connect southern England to northern France. The crossing is operated by Brittany Ferries. Brittany Ferries sail up to 7 times per week with an approximate journey time of 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Poole lies in Dorset along the southern coast of the UK while Cherbourg lies in Normandy. Both Poole and Cherbourg are great alternatives to busier ports such as Dover and Calais. Furthermore, excellent road networks from Poole and Cherbourg and the relatively short crossing time meant that major cites are within easy reach.

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Poole to Cherbourg Route FAQ’s

Our Poole Cherbourg FAQ’s section helps you to find answers to the most commonly asked questions about the route.

Who operates the route from Poole to Cherbourg?

Brittany Ferries is the only company to operate the crossing, using their ferry, the Barfleur.

How long is the Poole Cherbourg crossing?

The crossing takes approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes however this is dependant upon the time of day.

How many crossings are there per day?

Brittany Ferries currently offer up to 7 crossings per week on their ferry timetable.

What time is the first crossing from Poole to Cherbourg?

The first crossing leaves at 08:30 but times do vary depending upon the time of year.

What time is the last crossing from Poole to Cherbourg?

The last crossing leaves at 08:30 but times do vary depending upon the time of year.

Where can I find out more about the return route?

The return Cherbourg to Poole route details can be found by clicking the link.

Visit Poole

Poole is an extremely popular tourist destination which can be found in Dorset on the south coast of England.

The harbour at Poole is one of the largest natural harbours in the world and offers a range of restaurants, bars and shops all held within the stylish marina.

Poole is surrounded by several areas which have been recognised as areas of outstanding natural beauty. There are also several national nature reserves near to Poole making it an ideal place for families and nature lovers to explore.

One of the main attractions of Poole is the many local beaches which offer the perfect place for family holidays. Many of these beaches hold the acclaimed Blue Flag status for cleanliness which adds to the areas appeal​​​​.

Visit Cherbourg

Cherbourg is a historic port which is located in Normandy on the northern coast of France. There are a variety of routes connecting Cherbourg with the UK and as such it is a very popular destination.

If you’re travelling to or from Cherbourg, please make sure you stay a while and take in all that the town has to offer as you’ll be surprised by how much there is to see and do.

Cherbourg has always been of strategic importance and as such much of its heritage is related to its maritime links. The acclaimed French engineer Vauban designed the ports defences and Cherbourg was also noted by both the Allied and German forces during World War 2 as being an important target.

Some of the great places to see when you visit Cherbourg include the town’s museum which dates back to 1831 and is home to over 300 paintings, La Cite de la Mer which is the city’s aquarium and La Musee de la Liberation which is a museum dedicated to telling visitors all about Cherbourg’s role during WW2 including its liberation by allied forces following the D-Day landings.​​​