Ferry from Poole to Cherbourg

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

There is usually 1 daily ferry crossing from the port of Poole in southern England, UK, to the port of Cherbourg in Normandy, France. Find updated info, compare ferry schedules and prices, and book ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at the same prices as ferry companies.

Ferry schedules from Poole to Cherbourg

Is there a ferry from Poole to Cherbourg?

Yes, there is. The Poole - Cherbourg ferry route is normally available from late March to early November, with 1 crossing per day.

The route is operated by the Brittany Ferries ferry company.

What’s the ferry schedule from Poole to Cherbourg?

At the moment, the Poole - Cherbourg route is operated up to once a day from late April to early November.

The daily ferry normally leaves Poole at 08:15 and reaches Cherbourg at 14:00 or 14:30.

Tip: bear in mind that ferry timetables may change. Therefore, make sure to check your travel time before your trip. You can also track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App!

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Poole to Cherbourg?

Poole - Cherbourg ferry tickets usually start at around €51. The final ticket price depends on vehicle and cabin selection, discounts and offers.


Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Any available offers will be automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.


Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Poole to Cherbourg with lower-cost ferry tickets. Ferry companies offer special discounts for specific passenger categories, such as:

  • Children 
  • Large groups of travelers
  • Club Voyage members

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Poole to Cherbourg?

The ferry time from Poole to Cherbourg ranges from around 3 hr to 4 hr 30 min.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Poole to Cherbourg?

Yes, there are high-speed ferry crossings from Poole to Cherbourg. The fastest ferry reaches Cherbourg in less than 3 hr.

What’s the distance between Poole and Cherbourg?

The distance between the port of Poole in the UK and the port of Cherbourg (Cherbourg-Octeville) in France is around 49 nautical miles (approximately 91 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Cherbourg from Poole

Have a look at our travel tips for your trip from Poole to Cherbourg:

  • In the busy months from May to September, we recommend arriving at the port of Poole well in advance to avoid delays. The same applies to ferry trips on weekends.
  • When checking your ferry departure/arrival time, note that there's a 1-hr time difference between the UK and France.
  • To travel from the UK to France, you need a valid passport.
  • If you wish to travel to France from the port of Poole, you can also catch a ferry to Saint-Malo in Brittany.

Where to take the ferry from Poole to Cherbourg

Ferries to Cherbourg (Cherbourg-Octeville) in northern France depart regularly from the port of Poole in southern England.

To drive to the port from the west, follow the A35 to Poole and then take the A350 and follow signs to the port. To reach the port from the east follow the A348 from Ferndown or the A35 from Bournemouth.

The Poole bus station is situated at the Dolphin Centre and is about a 20-min walk to Poole ferry terminal. The Poole railway station is located centrally, in Serpentine Road, and is about a 20-min walk to the port, while there are normally taxis available at the station.

Am I allowed to travel from Poole to Cherbourg?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Poole to Cherbourg. Before your trip, check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel in France and the documents necessary for your journey.

Can I travel on the ferry from Poole to Cherbourg with a car?

Yes, ferries operating on the Poole - Cherbourg connection have car decks so you can transfer your vehicle.

Ferry luggage

With Brittany Ferries, there is no official limit to the luggage you can carry. However, for foot passengers, the company recommends limiting their luggage to a maximum of 2 pieces of luggage weighing 20 kg per crossing.

During your ferry trip from Poole to Cherbourg, you can keep your luggage next to you, keep it in your vehicle, or store it in your cabin.

Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.


Ferries traveling from Poole to Cherbourg have many types of cabins available, from simple one-bed ones to premium options.

Pet travel

Pets are welcome on ferries operating on the Poole - Cherbourg route. On Brittany Ferries vessels, there are kennels and pet-friendly cabins available.

Pets must be muzzled and on a leash at all times whilst in the exercise area, i.e. outside of the kennel / pet-friendly cabin.

Make sure to carry your pet’s health certificates and any supplies you might need.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Poole to Cherbourg?

Currently, online booking for the Poole - Cherbourg ferry crossing isn't available. However, you can find more information about the ferry trip to Cherbourg from Poole on our Map of ferries, compare prices and schedules, and plan your trip on Ferryhopper easily and quickly!