Portsmouth to Cherbourg ferries

(COVID-19) Due to current circumstances, we have unfortunately had to consolidate some of our services. Check our sailing updates for the most up-to-date information on our routes and sailings.

Get to France fast

Brittany Ferries offer sailings on our cruise and économie ferries that take around 5 hours. Or choose the option for an overnight sailing, available later in the year, to arrive refreshed after a good night's sleep. 

  • Variety of sailing times
  • Choice of comfortable ferries

Portsmouth is a vibrant city with a rich maritime heritage and busy harbour quarter. The Norman city of Cherbourg also has a long naval history and the harbour, marina and old fishing port each wait to be explored. Portsmouth and Cherbourg both have easy access to motorways for a fast and convenient journey.

 Convenient sailing times

Until September, choose a morning sailing aboard our économie ship, Connemara, which will get you to Cherbourg for mid-afternoon. The route switches to overnight sailings from November so you can arrive at 08:00, ready for your onward journey. 

Time saving onward journeys

Spend less time travelling and more time on your holidays with our mile-saving route network. Choose the route most convenient for your destination to enjoy a shorter drive in France, saving you time and money. 

  • Enjoy free flowing traffic on the modern motorway network from Cherbourg to Paris and holiday France
  • Portsmouth is only two hours drive from London

Plan your route with our driving distances from Cherbourg and discover holiday accommodation to match your needs. Choose from campsites, holiday cottages, gites and hotels to create your perfect holiday.