Cherbourg port guide
Address and contact details
Quai de Normandie
Tel: 02 33 88 44 88
GPS Co-ordinates: 49.644577,-1.605079
Getting to Cherbourg ferry port
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 Poole.
Take the N13 to Caen and the D901 to Cherbourg. Once in Cherbourg, it is easy to find the port, which is clearly signposted.
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.
From 18/05, a free shuttle bus is available from the port to the town centre, this leaves approximately 30 minutes after the ferry arrives in Cherbourg. A service is also available on the return, arriving at the port in good time to check in. Further information can be obtained on both ships operating to Cherbourg, Barfleur and Normandie Express.
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.
A free shuttle bus is available from 18/05, please see above. If you wish to walk It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to the town centre and 40 minutes to the train station from the terminal.
Driving distances from Cherbourg
|La Rochelle||278 (456)|
|Mont St Michel||107 (173)|
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.
Bureau de change
There is a Bureau de Change facility (not operated by Brittany Ferries), which is open for ferry arrivals and departures.
There are ramps for disabled access and disabled parking spaces in the car park. Disabled toilet facilities can be found in the terminal. Wheelchairs are available from the Brittany Ferries information desk.
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.
The tourist information desk is open throughout the year for ship arrivals and departures. For enquiries, please ring +33 233 93 52 52.
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).
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 €3.60 per day.