Couple by a fountain in Cherbourg

La Fontaine Mouchel in Place General de Gaulle, Cherbourg, France

Portsmouth to Cherbourg ferries

Brittany Ferries offer overnight sailings on our brand-new cruise ferries, Galicia and Salamanca, up to twice a week. Arrive in France in the morning, refreshed after a good night's sleep. 

  • Weekly sailing aboard our newest ferry, Galicia

  • Additional weekly sailings aboard Salamanca from April 2022

  • Sail overnight and arrive in the morning, ready for your onward travel

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

Set sail at 23:00 from Portsmouth and get a good night’s rest in your comfortable cabin. You’ll arrive in France at 08:00 with lots of time to get your destination or enjoy the first day of your holiday.

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.

Learn more about the newest addition to our fleet, Galicia, full of innovative modern design and facilities and promises sumptuous comfort, whilst remaining true to our heritage and values.