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Poole to Cherbourg route map

Maps and driving directions

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.

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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.


To Miles (Km)
Bayonne, Aquitaine 549 (878)
Biarritz, Aquitaine 503 (825)
Bordeaux, Aquitaine 423 (680)
Clermont Ferrand, Auvergne 448 (717)
Brest, Brittany 264 (423)
La Baule, Pays de la Loire 227 (366)
Quimper, Brittany 234 (384)
Paris, Ile de France 216 (354)
Poitiers, Poitou Charentes 300 (482)
Tours, Loire Valley 224 (368)
Toulouse, Midi Pyrénées 527 (865)
Bayeux, Normandy 58 (93)
Mont St Michel, Normandy 107 (173)
La Rochelle, Poitou Charentes 278 (456)
Marseille, Provence Côte d'Azur 703 (1132)
Nice, Provence Côte d'Azur 805 (1295)
Angers, Pays de la Loire 231 (371)
Nantes, Pays de la Loire 212 (340)
Saumur, Pays de la Loire 247 (397)

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

Have a look at our driving in France guide for information on breathalysers, crit'air vignette environmental badge, road signs, speed limits, fuel,  autoroutes, safety camera warnings as well as on-the-spot fines.