Portsmouth is the most convenient port for those coming from London, which is less than two hours drive. It is also easily accessible from the Midlands and the South with the M27 linking directly into the M3 and the motorway network.
You can reach Cherbourg easily by taking the N13 to Caen and the D901 to as shown on the map. This popular port is clearly signposted and is the destination for our fastest Channel crossings.
Cherbourg is located on the picturesque Cotentin Peninsula, a region characterised by it's pretty historic towns that is perfect for a day trip or short break. It is well connected to the fast and efficient French road network for ease of travel to popular holiday areas such as Normandy, Brittany and further down into France.
Find out driving distances to some well-known tourist destinations using the table below.
DRIVING DISTANCES FROM CHERBOURG
Clermont Ferrand, Auvergne
La Baule, Pays de la Loire
Paris, Ile de France
Poitiers, Poitou Charentes
Tours, Loire Valley
Toulouse, Midi Pyrénées
Mont St Michel, Normandy
La Rochelle, Poitou Charentes
Marseille, Provence Côte d'Azur
Nice, Provence Côte d'Azur
Angers, Pays de la Loire
Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Saumur, Pays de la Loire
Short breaks in Normandy
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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.