Cherbourg to Portsmouth Ferry


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With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Cherbourg to Portsmouth. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.

If you're not sure if the Cherbourg to Portsmouth route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Cherbourg to Portsmouth ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Cherbourg to Portsmouth is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.

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.

About Portsmouth

Portsmouth is Britain's only island city, situated on the Portsea Island. The docklands area of Portsmouth have long been important for the Royal Navy (and, incidentally, home to the world's oldest dry dock) and there are a variety our walking and boat tours which will give you an insight into the city's past. The waterfront has recieved much needed renovation in the last decade. One result is the Spinnaker Tower which can be clearly viewed as you enter the port.


  • 02 Sep 2019
    Ages to get on and get off.
    • All reasonably efficient but not very inspiring. And being nearly last off, I was also way back in the customs line. Someone has to be, I suppose.


  • 26 Aug 2019
    An excellent speedy crossing
    • My journey was fast, smooth, comfortable and quiet. What more could one ask?

      Review by MICHAEL HORNBY

  • 12 Jun 2019
    Veteran comparison
    • Information about embarkation would have been appreciated, all else was fine. Talking with one of the D-Day veterans who was returning from the commemoration events makes one appreciate how straightforward and lucky one is. Their journey to the Cherbourg and the Cotentin Peninsula in 1944 was undoubtedly rather more hazardous than the one on the 7th June this year.

      Review by Anon

  • 08 Sep 2018
    Efficient and good experience
    • comfortable seats not too crowded in rainy weather delay may by croutual for getting your train... and also for getting a taxi, uber might become necessary

      Review by Anon

  • 20 Jul 2018
    brilliant crossing
    • journey was smooth . Staff were amazing - very friendly and helpful . food on board was really good value for money

      Review by janine dean

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Cherbourg to Portsmouth Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Cherbourg to Portsmouth? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth take?

The average journey time by ferry between Cherbourg to Portsmouth is 9 hrs 9 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How fast does the ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth is 5 hrs 45 min, with Brittany Ferries.

What time does the first ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth leave?

The first ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth leaves at 08:30 with Brittany Ferries. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

What time does the last ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth leave?

The last ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth leaves at 21:45 with Brittany Ferries. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

Ferries travelling from Cherbourg to Portsmouth are operated by Brittany Ferries.

Looking for more information?

If you're looking for the return journey, check out Portsmouth to Cherbourg.