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Cherbourg Ferry Port & Terminal guide

Ferry port facilities, directions and transport information

Cherbourg is one of the best-connected ferry ports in France. Brittany Ferries sail to Cherbourg from Poole and Portsmouth and offer the fastest available crossing to this port via our high speed ferry service from Portsmouth.

Where is Cherbourg Ferry Port?

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Address & contact details

Quai de Normandie
Tel: 02 33 88 44 88
GPS co-ordinates:
DD (DDD.DDDDD°) 49.644577, -1.605079
DMS (DDD° MM' SS.S") 49°38'40.5"N 1°36'18.3"W

Cherbourg Ferry Port Facilities

Baby changing room

There is a baby care/ changing room on the first floor, accessible by lift.


The bar is open all day, from early morning until late evening.

Disabled facilities

  • 2 storey building is easily accessible with a wheelchair and has a lift to the first floor
  • Free disabled parking is available in front of the terminal building and there is a restricted car park behind the terminal which is €5.00 per day.
  • Disabled toilets can be found on the ground floor of the terminal. Other disabled toilets are accessible from the different berths
  • Transport is provided for disabled foot passengers directly to and from the ship
  • Unfortunately, the free shuttle bus organised by the Port to the city centre does not offer disabled access
  • Wheelchairs are available in the terminal in case of emergencies


Showers can be found in the terminal. They are open for use during ship arrivals and departures. There is no charge for usage.

Souvenir and Paper Shop

This shop is open for arrivals and departures.


Phonecard payphones can be found in the terminal. Phonecards can be purchased from the freight office counter or the Bureau de Change. There is also a credit card payphone.

Terminal opening hours

The terminal is manned for ship arrivals and departures.

Tourist Information

The tourist information desk is open throughout the year for ship arrivals and departures. For enquiries, please call +33 233 93 52 02.

Travelling with Dogs

There is a small grassed area outside the terminal where dogs are allowed but they must be on a lead and muzzled. Dogs are not allowed to leave the vehicle once they have been checked in.

The nearest parks to the port are Parc de la Fauconniere to the south of Cherbourg on the outskirts of the town (12 minutes drive) and Le Park Emmanuel in the center of Cherbourg to the west of the river (12 minutes drive).

Electric Cars

We are in discussion with the local authorities to install a charge point close-by the Passenger Terminal.  Please visit this link for more details of charging points across France.

Cherbourg Photo Gallery

Cherbourg harbour Château des Ravalet Gare transatlantique at night, Cherbourg, Normandy Cherbourg Port Outdoor terrace in Cherbourg, Normandy La cite de la mer, Cherbourg, Normandy

Getting to and from Cherbourg Ferry Port

By car

Take the N13 to Caen and the D901 to Cherbourg. Once in Cherbourg, it is easy to find the port, which is clearly signposted.

Distances to popular destinations from Cherbourg
ToMiles (Km)
Angers231 (371)
Bayeux58 (93)
Biarritz503 (825)
Bordeaux423 (680)
Brest264 (423)
La Rochelle278 (456)
Marseille703 (1132)
Mont St Michel107 (173)
Paris216 (354)
Tours224 (368)

By taxi

Taxis can normally be found outside the terminal. If there are no taxis available, passengers are advised to contact the Brittany Ferries information desk in the terminal.

By bus

A free shuttle bus, run by the port authority, is available from Cherbourg port to La Cite de la Mer, near the town centre, leaving approximately 30 mins after the ferry arrives in (for both Barfleur and Normandie Express arrivals).

If travelling on the Barfleur, a service is available on the return crossing operating twice daily from La Cite de la Mer to the terminal leaving 1hr 15mins and 60 mins prior to your scheduled departure time.

If travelling on the Normandie Express, a service is available on the return crossing operating twice daily Mon-Wed leaving 1 hr 15 mins and 60 mins prior to departure, and once a day Thurs-Sun leaving 60 mins prior to your scheduled departure time.

By train

Regular services operate from Cherbourg train station to Caen, Rouen, Paris St Lazare (via Caen) and Rennes (via Lison). Cherbourg train station is located in the centre of the town and is a 5 minute taxi journey from the ferry terminal.

By foot

A free shuttle bus is available, please see above.  If you wish to walk, it takes approximately 20-30 minutes to the town centre and 40 minutes to the train station from the terminal.

Parking at Cherbourg Ferry Port

There is a car park situated in front of the terminal for short and long-term stays. There is no charge for parking here but it is at the owner's risk. Part of the car park is reserved for motor homes and caravans and there is 24 hour access to toilet facilities. Secure parking is available behind the terminal for €7.00 per day.

About Cherbourg

Cherbourg, in Normandy, is a port town with a seafaring history that is second to none.One of the first places that the Titanic visited on its fateful journey and quickly liberated from the Nazis after the Normandy Landings, Cherbourg has a rich and often tragic past.

Read our Cherbourg City Guide.

Ferries to Cherbourg Ferry Port

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