Couple on deck with sunset

Poole to Cherbourg car ferry

Cars and passengers taken on all sailings

Our Poole to Cherbourg car ferry offers the shortest Brittany Ferries cruise ferry crossing and is a fast, convenient way to take your car and passengers to France. Cherbourg is ideally situated for travel to destinations in Normandy, Brittany, the Loire and on to the South of France.

The road network from Cherbourg is fast and efficient and, by taking your car and the whole family, you can all enjoy a comfortable and familiar driving experience. 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. 

  • One sailing a day

  • Sail to France in as little as 4 hrs 30 mins

  • No baggage allowance or fuss loading and unloading luggage

  • Fast access from Cherbourg to an excellent French road network

Sailing to Cherbourg

When you take the car ferry to Cherbourg you sail on the Barfleur, which has a self-service restaurant, bar, boutique shop, 4 berth inside and outside cabins, children's play area and a lounge area where passengers can relax on a fast and fuss-free crossing.

Learn more about the onboard experience with Brittany Ferries from Poole to Cherbourg.

Getting around France by car

You'll be surprised how convenient and easy holidays in France are with your car - complete freedom to travel allows multi-centre holidays and overnight stops 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.


To Miles (Km)
Angers 231 (371)
Bayeux 58 (93)
Biarritz 503 (825)
Bordeaux 423 (680)
Brest 264 (423)
La Rochelle 278 (456)
Marseille 703 (1132)
Mont St Michel 107 (173)
Paris 216 (354)
Tours 224 (368)


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.