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Poole to Cherbourg

  • Our fastest Channel crossing at just 4¼ hours
  • 1 sailing a day to and from Cherbourg
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Poole to Cherbourg route map

Maps and driving directions

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For passengers taking ferries from Poole to Cherbourg, these maps of Poole and Cherbourg will help you with driving directions to and from the ports.

Getting to Poole is very convenient for travellers coming from the West of England, Wales and the South. Less than two hours drive from Bristol it is close to motorway links with the M27 at Southampton, see the map below for further directions.

Cherbourg is the destination for our fastest crossings and is easily reached by taking the N13 to Caen and the D901 to Cherbourg, as shown on the map, where you will find the port is clearly signposted.


Cherbourg is situated on the Cotentin Peninsula, an area filled with pretty historic towns ideal for short breaks or day trips. It also has excellent links to access the auto-route motorway network for fast and stress-free travel to nearby tourist areas in Normandy, Brittany and further down into France.

The table below shows driving distances to some popular tourist destinations.

Driving distances from Cherbourg
CityFrom Cherbourg Miles (Km)
Bordeaux, Aquitaine423 (680)
Quimper, Brittany234 (384)
Paris, Ile de France216 (354)
Poitiers, Poitou Charentes300 (482)
Tours, Loire Valley224 (368)
Bayeux, Normandy58 (93)
Mont St Michel, Normandy107 (173)
La Rochelle, Poitou Charentes278 (456)
Marseille, Provence Côte d'Azur703 (1132)
Nantes, Pays de la Loire
212 (340)

Short breaks in Normandy

To make your trip more of a holiday, why not consider our short breaks in Normandy, with trips to Rouen, Bayeux or Honfleur. For a luxury escape, join the rich and famous in Deauville, or for a beach holiday, see our great selection of hotels close to Normandy beaches. Travelling with your car gives you the freedom to really discover France and all it has to offer. Search for a hotel break in Normandy...

Driving in France

To ensure you are fully prepared for driving in France have a look at our helpful guides on what to expect, and find out what you'll need to know in the unfortunate event of an accident or breakdown.