Couple by a fountain in Cherbourg

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

Portsmouth to Cherbourg route map

Directions and route planning

For passengers taking ferries from Portsmouth to Cherbourg, these maps of Portsmouth and Cherbourg will help you with driving directions to and from the ports.

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.

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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.


To Miles (Km)
Bayonne, Aquitaine 549 (878)
Biarritz, Aquitaine 503 (825)
Bordeaux, Aquitaine 423 (680)
Clermont Ferrand, Auvergne 448 (717)
Brest, Brittany 264 (423)
La Baule, Pays de la Loire 227 (366)
Quimper, Brittany 234 (384)
Paris, Ile de France 216 (354)
Poitiers, Poitou Charentes 300 (482)
Tours, Loire Valley 224 (368)
Toulouse, Midi Pyrénées 527 (865)
Bayeux, Normandy 58 (93)
Mont St Michel, Normandy 107 (173)
La Rochelle, Poitou Charentes 278 (456)
Marseille, Provence Côte d'Azur 703 (1132)
Nice, Provence Côte d'Azur 805 (1295)
Angers, Pays de la Loire 231 (371)
Nantes, Pays de la Loire 212 (340)
Saumur, Pays de la Loire 247 (397)

Short breaks in Normandy

Take a short break in Normandy, with day trips to Rouen, Bayeux or Honfleur, or mingle with the rich and famous staying at a luxury hotel in Deauville. For an unforgettable beach holiday, choose from our range of hotels close to Normandy beaches. Taking your car gives you free reign to really explore France and everything it has to offer. Search for a hotel break in Normandy...

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.