Ferry Crossings from Portsmouth to Cherbourg

Brittany Ferries sail twice per day from Portsmouth to Cherbourg with the high speed ferry taking 3 hours. Road and rail access to Portsmouth makes it the most connected port in the UK directly off the M27 with links to the M3 and M25. The coastal roads from Cherbourg offer a great deal of seaside resorts and harbours within reach in the car, the N13 takes you to major roads for Brittany, the Loire, and further south.

Portsmouth to Cherbourg - Conventional Ferry with Condor Ferries. This service operates on Sundays only between 15th July and 9th September. Crossing time 5 hours 30 minutes. Prices on this route start from an amazing £106 return for a car & 2 passengers.


Portsmouth is well known for its naval base, much of which is visible on outgoing and incoming ferry crossings. See one or two of the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers, warships, the Victory and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels.

Portsmouth is a very busy port with many different ferries to be seen. Enjoy the journey as much as your holiday and see what Portsmouth has to offer for yourself.


Beach at Cherbourg

Cherbourg has a history that goes back to Roman times and the old part of the town is centred around the old basin, the fishing port. The town is worth a visit even if you are just passing by for one of the hypermarkets that Cherbourg and the surrounding area offer. The biggest hypermarket is in Carrefour at Octeville on the N13.

Route Summary (Brittany Ferries)

Average Sailing Duration: 3 hours
Number of sailings from Portsmouth: 1 crossing per day
Sailing times: 08.00, 15.45

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Route Summary (Condor Ferries)

Average Sailing Duration: 5 hours
Number of sailings from Portsmouth: Up to 1 crossing per week
Sailing times: 09.30

Other ferry routes with Condor Ferries: