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How to get from Poole to Cherbourg by ferry ?

Looking for the perfect Poole to Cherbourg ferry ticket? You've come to the right place. Taking a ferry from Poole to Cherbourg is a convenient and enjoyable way to travel.

We know that planning a ferry trip from Poole to Cherbourg can be stressful, so we do our best to make your Poole to Cherbourg ferry booking as quick and easy as possible.

With Vivanoda, our easy to use platform, you can compare prices, routes and services of different ferry companies like Condor Ferries or Brittany Ferries. This way you can find the best deal on a Poole Cherbourg ferry ticket to suit your needs and budget, whether you're travelling alone, as a couple or with your family.

Most Brittany Ferries or Condor Ferries ships offer on-board facilities such as cabins, restaurants, shops, Wi-Fi and more. Often they also offer facilities for people with reduced mobility.

To find the best deals on ferries from Poole to Cherbourg simply enter your travel dates and start your search on Vivanoda.

Poole to Cherbourg Ferry Information

Port of departure
United Kingdom
Port of Arrival
76 mi
Ferry Companies
Condor Ferries, Brittany Ferries
Frequency of crossings
10 crossings a week
Minimum crossing time
4 hours 20 min
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Ferry Poole Cherbourg: Fares, Timetables and Duration

To travel by ferry from Poole to Cherbourg, you'll find tickets range from £42 for one person if you're travelling without a car to £331 if you're travelling with your car. The average price we've seen on the Poole to Cherbourg route is £138. The average ferry crossing time from Poole to Cherbourg is 4 hours 53 min. The slowest ferries will take 5 hours 40 min to reach Cherbourg, while the fastest boats will arrive in Cherbourg in 4 hours 30 min. The first ferry leaves the port of Poole at 07:30. The last boat to Cherbourg leaves the port of Poole at 08:50.

Average price of a Poole to Cherbourg ferry crossing
Price range of ferries Poole Cherbourg (Lowest price for 1 passenger and highest price for 1 passenger and a car)
£42 - £331
Average crossing time Poole Cherbourg
4 hours 53 min
Departure time of first ferry to Cherbourg
Time last ferry leaves for Cherbourg
Arrival time of first ferry to Cherbourg
Arrival time of last ferry to Cherbourg

Why travel by ferry from Poole to Cherbourg?

Whether you're travelling alone, as a couple or with the family, a Poole to Cherbourg ferry can be a convenient and enjoyable option for getting to Cherbourg. Here are 3 reasons why we think a ferry from Poole to Cherbourg is an ideal way to travel.

To enjoy the incredible sea view
Every time we go on holiday on the coast, we look for the best view of the sea. You'll enjoy a 360-degree view of the ocean from the port of Poole to Cherbourg, whether you're having lunch or relaxing in one of the ship's lounges. Everywhere, large windows give you an extraordinary view of the azure blue sea to make the most of its soothing power.
It's much less boring than on a plane
If you compare the speed, the plane is certainly the fastest way to get from Poole to Cherbourg. The problem is that you are stuck in your seat for several hours. On the other hand, during the Poole Cherbourg crossing on the Condor Ferries or Brittany Ferries ferry, you have total freedom in your activities, to eat, walk, entertain or rest. A flight will never provide you with so many services during the trip.
Take an unlimited amount of luggage
One piece of luggage is free, all the others have to be paid for. This is often the formula used when we travel with other modes of transport, which very often leads to a significant increase in the bill. However, when you board a Brittany Ferries or Condor Ferries ferry in Poole, you are free to take as much luggage as you like, as long as it is contained in your vehicle. If you are travelling without a car, then you will be restricted in your movements throughout the journey to Cherbourg. However, it is advisable to ask the crew of Brittany Ferries or Condor Ferries, as luggage lockers are often provided for passengers to store their luggage during the crossing.

Which companies operate between Poole and Cherbourg?

If you want to travel between Poole and Cherbourg by ferry, there are a number of companies to choose from including Brittany Ferries or Condor Ferries who run regular services between the two cities. You can find out more about the different shipping companies on this route and their departure times here.

Brittany Ferries Poole Cherbourg
Brittany Ferries
Brittany Ferries is a Brittany-based shipping company operating ferry services to England, Ireland and Spain. On Vivanoda, you can compare Poole-Cherbourg fares and book a Brittany Ferries ticket between Poole and Cherbourg. Brittany Ferries operates 10 crossings a week to Cherbourg from Poole and the journey time is 4 hours 20 min. More information about Brittany Ferries
4 hours 20 min
10 crossings a week
Condor Ferries Poole Cherbourg
Condor Ferries
Since 1964, Condor Ferries has been the leading company for connections between St Malo and the Channel Islands and Great Britain. On Vivanoda, you can compare Poole-Cherbourg fares and book a Condor Ferries ticket between Poole and Cherbourg. More information about Condor Ferries

Where do the ferries leave from in Poole? Where do the boats arrive in Cherbourg?

Port of departure in Poole

Brittany Ferries or Condor Ferries ferries depart for Cherbourg from the following ports in Poole:

Poole Ferry Terminal

Port of arrival in Cherbourg

Condor Ferries or Brittany Ferries ships arrive in Cherbourg from the following ports:

Cherbourg - Gare Maritime
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If you take a ferry from Poole to Cherbourg, it will take you at least 4 hours 20 min to cover the 76 mi between Poole and Cherbourg.

This often depends on the season (there are fewer crossings between Poole and Cherbourg in winter) and the ferry company (Brittany Ferries and Condor Ferries). There are currently 10 crossings a week between Poole and Cherbourg.

There are 2 ferry companies operating between Poole and Cherbourg: Brittany Ferries and Condor Ferries.

Yes, absolutely, direct crossings are offered by Condor Ferries, Brittany Ferries.

Before booking, compare the prices of Condor Ferries, Brittany Ferries on our website Vivanoda. Then book the crossing of your choice easily and securely on our partner's website.

If you want to change or cancel your Poole Cherbourg ferry booking, you can do so easily by contacting our partner who manages your booking. Please note that, depending on the fare conditions, some tickets are non-refundable or non-changeable. It is important to take this into account when booking your ticket.

During your crossing between Poole and Cherbourg, you will travel 76 mi.

To go by boat from Poole to Cherbourg, you can find prices ranging from £42 for the lowest, to £331 for the highest. The average price we observed was £138.

The first ferry leaves Poole at 07:30 for Cherbourg.

The last ferry to Cherbourg usually departs from Poole at 08:50.

What is a Poole to Cherbourg ferry crossing like?

If this is your first time on a ferry, it is not easy to imagine what a Poole to Cherbourg sea crossing is like. We will therefore describe this unique travel experience, from embarkation in Poole to disembarkation in Cherbourg, in order to help you better project yourself into the maritime world of Condor Ferries and Brittany Ferries. You can also find some tourist and practical information about Poole and Cherbourg.

Ready for boarding in Poole

Before your Poole Cherbourg ferry journey begins, here are the few steps to embark:

  • Arrival time in Poole port / You must allow a certain amount of time (check with Brittany Ferries or Condor Ferries) before the ship's actual departure time to arrive at the Poole ferry terminal. After this time, the company may refuse you boarding.
  • Checking in for the Poole Cherbourg crossing / In Poole, present your identity papers (passport or CNI) and the booking number at the Condor Ferries or Brittany Ferries ticket offices at the Poole ferry terminal. By car, the process is the same, but directly from the boarding lanes. You remain in your vehicle.
  • Boarding the ferry to Cherbourg / Watch out for voice messages in the Poole ferry terminal inviting you to board. If you are travelling by car, Condor Ferries or Brittany Ferries staff will give you instructions on how to board and park your vehicle on the ship.

On board the Poole to Cherbourg ferry

On the Brittany Ferries or Condor Ferries ship, everyone has their own travel philosophy. Some travellers will want to relax in the privacy of a cabin, while others will enjoy the bars, restaurants, games and shops.

Cherbourg is in sight, disembarkation imminent!

Finally you will find some information for the arrival of the ferry in Cherbourg:

  • The ferry enters Cherbourg Harbour / You will be allowed to return to the ship's garage once the ferry has docked. There is no need to rush. Instead, enjoy the arrival in Cherbourg harbour from the deck of the boat.
  • Vacate your cabin. / If you have travelled from Poole to Cherbourg in the comfort of a cabin, you will need to vacate your cabin approximately half an hour before arrival in Cherbourg.
  • Leaving the ship and exploring Cherbourg / Once the garage doors are open, getting off the ship is fairly quick. As a pedestrian, you will get out even faster. The customs staff at Cherbourg harbour can give you a check. Finally, leave the port and Cherbourg is waiting for you!


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