Couple by a fountain in Cherbourg

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

Portsmouth to Cherbourg car ferry

Choice of car ferry crossings

The Portsmouth to Cherbourg car ferry service offers a quick and convenient way to take your car and passengers to France. Reach destinations in Normandy, Brittany, the Loire and the South of France faster with easy access from Cherbourg to the efficient French motorway system.

Enjoy the comfort of driving your own car and the freedom to pack everything you need without worrying about baggage allowances. Taking your car allows the whole family to enjoy a relaxing and familiar driving experience so you start your holiday with a stress-free journey.

  • Weekly sailings aboard Galicia

  • Additional weekly sailings aboard Salamanca from April 2022

  • Overnight sailings so you can wake up in France

  • Avoid the need to carry luggage or meet baggage allowances

  • Fast access to the French motorway from Cherbourg

Driving in France

Self drive holidays in France are so easy and convenient with your car allowing you to access multi-centre holidays and make overnight stops on your journey. The French motorway network offers fast access to all the major holiday areas and driving your own familiar car should help ensure the journey is as stress free and comfortable as possible 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)


Prepare for your journey with our helpful guides with tips for driving in France, and how to proceed in the unlikely event of a breakdown or accident.