Cherbourg Ferry


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Cherbourg Routes

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Book a ferry to Cherbourg with AFerry. Ferries to Cherbourg, in France, are available from England and Ireland. You can take a ferry to Cherbourg from Dublin, Poole, Portsmouth and Rosslare.

Cherbourg Ferry Companies

Ferries to and from Cherbourg are operated by Brittany Ferries, Irish Ferries and Stena Line. Because 3 ferry companies operate in and out of Cherbourg, comparing can be very useful to help you find the best price at the best time for you. When you search for a ferry to Cherbourg, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select. We'll also show you results for similar ports like Roscoff and Saint-Nazaire (Nantes) to help you find the best times and prices to suit your plans.

Cherbourg ferries with Brittany Ferries, Irish Ferries and Stena Line are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Cherbourg will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.

Latest prices

Route Price Fare Details
Rosslare - Cherbourg
(Stena Line)
  • Booked: Monday, 14 September 2020
  • Travel: Saturday, 19 December 2020 (One Way)
  • Car + 2
Portsmouth - Cherbourg
(Brittany Ferries)
  • Booked: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
  • Travel: Sunday, 2 May 2021 - Monday, 10 May 2021
  • Motorcycle + 1
  • Cherbourg Ferries
  • Cherbourg Ferries
  • Cherbourg Ferries

About Cherbourg

The town of Cherbourg is the second largest in the Normandy region and has always been an important naval base from the Napoleonic times. It is one of the largest artificial harbours in the world serving as a major commercial, fishing and military port.

Normandy boasts of a spectacular rugged coastline dotted with many beautiful sandy beaches. Although not the prettiest of the towns of Normandy, Cherbourg has an important historic past and a number of attractions like the Fort du Roule from the top of which there is a panoramic view of the city, Cité de la Mer (an Aquarium) , a Renaissance style Ravalet Château and many war memorials commemorating the Second World War.

Life in Cherbourg revolves around its seafaring traditions and there are many local and hypermarkets in and around the town for those who want to stock up. During the summer, various festivals are held in the Plage Verte Park and there are many good restaurants, bars and cafés at the portside and in the town itself.

Cherbourg Port

Cherbourg ferry port is situated in north-west France. Cherbourg ferry port serves as a gateway to the region of Normandy, to Paris and onwards to Belgium, Holland and Germany. Cherbourg port is on the English Channel and therefore is a very convenient port to travel to and from the UK to the continental Europe. There are a number of regular passenger services operating from here to England and Ireland, all of which can be booked through AFerry.

Cherbourg port facilities

Cherbourg ferry port has a modern terminal equipped with various facilities such as a snack shop, a bar, toilets and baby changing facilities, pay phones, Bureau de change and disabled facilities.

Car parking facilities are available in front of the terminal. Short stay parking is free and there is another secure parking near the terminal for long term parking. Allocated disabled parking spaces are also available near the ferry port.

Cheap ferries to and from Cherbourg

Brittany Ferries boats offer comfortable lounge areas, internet access and a wide range of bars and restaurants. You will also find cinemas, children's entertainment and disco clubs onboard some vessels. All this means you will never be bored aboard a Brittany Ferries ferry!

Stena Line have a choice of 3 ferry crossings per week on the Stena Horizon on the Rosslare/Cherbourg route. This is the fastest route from Ireland to France. Pets go free on this route and you'll find a great selection of cabins, bars and restaurants on board your ferry. During some months in the summer, you'll also find a band and children's entertainers.

Condor Ferries operates a modern, well-equipped fleet including conventional and fast-craft ferries. All Condor Ferries ships have a range of bars and dining areas. On their fast crafts you will find a choice of self service cafe outlets and snack bars. On their conventional ferries you will also find a sit down restaurant. You will also find shops on board their ferries and the option to choose luxury reclining seats.

Irish Ferries operate a range of fast and conventional ferries on their routes, with extensive on board facilities for your comfort and enjoyment. On board facilities include free WiFi, a brasserie, cafe, shops, bars and two cinemas.

So, book your Cherbourg ferry online today with AFerry. Simple and secure booking with great prices year round!

With AFerry, you're sure to find a cheap ferry to Cherbourg. We always have access to the latest deals and offers and there is no need to find a special page to book from or to enter a promo code. Compare and save money today with AFerry.

Getting to Cherbourg

Cherbourg offers excellent road links via the N13 to the whole of France. Cherbourg links to Brittany via the E03 (southwards towards Avranches), Caen and the Loire Valley via the E46.

The docks are a short walk from the town centre and a shuttle bus meets the conventional ferry for a 10 minute journey into the town.

There are seven trains a day to Cherbourg from Paris St Lazare. SNCF operate these trains.

Cherbourg Map

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Port Addresses

Brittany Ferries

Quai de Normandie, 50100 Cherbourg, France

Condor Ferries

Quai de Normandie, 50100 Cherbourg, France

Irish Ferries

Gare Maritime, 50100 Cherbourg, France

Stena Line

Terminal Transmanche, Quai de Normandie, , 50100 Cherbourg, France


  • 17 Jan 2020
    This was my 1st sailing from Poole to Cherbourg and return.
    • Driving through Poole town to the car Ferry terminal... it was well signposted and despite there being a rumour of a delayed sailing we left on time. The English Channel was very choppy at times and I was sea sick... but that could have been averted by having decent stabilizers built into the fabric of the ferry. On leaving Poole on my return journey north... nothing to do with the ferry company... the road signs for out-of-town roads were poorly placed and driving in the rain and dark took me ages to eventually find the correct road. Even with my GPS it was not easy until a local person helped my out with good directions. Colin Stephen Story


  • 12 Jan 2020
    Rosslare to Cherbourg
    • Great staff, boat a bit dated. Not the best choice wise for hot meals. Good overall value for money and a pleasant journey.

      Review by PAUL STAUNTON

  • 02 Jan 2020
    Ok, but ok
    • Everything was perfect but a little too noisy my cabin. Overall,I will recommend Aferry,for easy booking, accurate description and easy to use mobile app

      Review by From Romania

  • 04 Nov 2019
    Good crossing
    • Everything went well, lovely ship, good food.

      Review by Anon

  • 31 Oct 2019
    Generally good
    • The ferry boarding was all fine, crossing quick but weather was bad on way back. Quiet crossing as out of season.

      Review by JAMES WILLIAMS

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