Portsmouth to Cherbourg car ferry

Car ferry crossings in just 3 hours

The Portsmouth to Cherbourg fast-craft car ferry 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.

  • One sailing a day
  • Sail to France in just 3 hours
  • Avoid the need to carry luggage or meet baggage allowances
  • Fast access to the French motorway from Cherbourg

Portsmouth-Cherbourg catamaran

When you take the car ferry to Cherbourg you will sail on Normandie Express fast-craft. With a bar, shop, café and games room onboard and a sun deck and lounge area where you can relax and enjoy panoramic views of the Channel time will fly on this fast crossing.

Find out more detailed information about the Brittany Ferries Portsmouth to Cherbourg onboard experience.

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.

Driving distances from Cherbourg
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)

France for drivers

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.