Ferry from Poole to Cherbourg in France

Ferry from Poole to Cherbourg in France

The Poole to Cherbourg ferry connection is operated by Brittany Ferries. It sails with both cars and foot passengers for morning crossings to France. With return crossings to Poole in the evening.

Poole to Cherbourg is Brittany Ferries’ shortest sailing to France by distance and takes 4.5 hours. However this is not their quickest sailing. Their fast-craft operates on the Portsmouth to Cherbourg route and that crossing takes just 3 hours.

Poole to Cherbourg Ferries

Car & 4 passengers from £149
1 sailings per day       Sailing time: 4 hours 30 mins

The Poole to Cherbourg car ferry is a fast, convenient way to take your car and passengers to France. The road network from Cherbourg is fast and efficient. By taking your car and the whole family, you can all enjoy a comfortable and familiar driving experience. Cherbourg is ideally situated for travel to destinations in Normandy, Brittany, the Loire and on to the South of France.

There is one sailing each day from Poole with a convenient morning departure which gets you to France just in time for lunch. The return ferry back to England sails in the early evening (departs usually at 6.45pm local time) and has you back on British soil around 10pm.

There is no need to worry about baggage allowances. You can pack everything you need in your car to ensure you are fully prepared for the holiday ahead.

Alternative Ferries From Portsmouth To France

Car & 4 passengers from £139
3 sailings per day       Sailing time: 5hr 45m
Car & 4 passengers from £179
1 sailings per day       Sailing time: 3 hours
Car & 4 passengers from £139
1* sailings per day       Sailing time: 3hr 45m
Car & 4 passengers from £180
1 sailings per day       Sailing time: 11 hours

Alternative Ferries From Plymouth To France

Car & 4 passengers from £184
2 sailings per day       Sailing time: 5 hrs 30 mins

The Barfleur

The Poole Cherbourg route is served by the Barfleur, it can carry over 500 cars and 900 passengers. On-board it has a self-service restaurant, bar, boutique shop, 4 berth inside and outside cabins. As well as children’s play area and a lounge area where passengers can relax on a fast and fuss-free crossing.

If you have never tried a “carcation” then you’ll be surprised how convenient and easy holidays in France are with your car. You will have complete freedom to travel and create your own holiday, where to stop on the way to more distant destinations for a real taste of France. Auto-routes offer fast access to all the major areas and because you are driving your own familiar car the journey should be stress free and comfortable for all the family.

11 thoughts on “Ferry from Poole to Cherbourg in France

  1. I’m trying to get the ferry timetable for Pool to Cherbourg in September as have friends coming from America can you please help

  2. I’ve never made this crossing but look forward to in near future. I have a slightly odd question but has anyone been on deck on a clear night or day in the middle of the channel & enjoyed the panorama of seeing both Purbeck & the Cherbourg peninsula ? A Lymington lobster fisherman once claimed he’d seen Barfleur & St Catherine’s lights from midway which I found intriguing !

  3. Is Barfleur a proper ship. I want to avoid catamaran fast crossing which can be very uncomfortable,

    1. Hi Dee

      Yes, the Barfleur is a proper ship. I’ve linked the ships name to the P&O Ferries website so you can see all the details and specs for yourself. I hope this helps.

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