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Your return date must be after your departure date.

PASSENGERS
16+
4 - 15
0 - 3

Maximum of 9 passengers allowed on the outward.

Please select at least one adult to travel.

HOW ARE YOU TRAVELLING?
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Max Length 5m
Max length of car + towed vehicle 10m
Max length of motorhome 7m. For lengths over 7m please call 0345 609 1024 to book.

Please call 0345 609 1024 to book.

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If you are travelling on business or in a commercial vehicle please click here for Condor Ferries Freight.

Please note that any person or vehicle travelling for business or commercial venture, carrying commercial goods/samples will need to book via our freight teams and do not qualify for leisure fares. In addition, if the vehicle being taken is designed for the carriage of commercial goods it shall be reserved as freight regardless of its dimensions. For more information please call the Commercial team on 01481 728620 .

Poole to Cherbourg FERRY

Pack your car and start planning your trip to France with our ferries from Poole to Cherbourg!

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FERRIES

FERRY + HOTEL

Select destination:

Your return date must be after your departure date.

PASSENGERS
16+
4 - 15
0 - 3

Maximum of 9 passengers allowed on the outward.

Please select at least one adult to travel.

HOW ARE YOU TRAVELLING?
Have you correctly declared your vehicle height? Find out more here.
Max Length 5m
Max length of car + towed vehicle 10m
Max length of motorhome 7m. For lengths over 7m please call 0345 609 1024 to book.

Please call 0345 609 1024 to book.

Click here
question-mark

If you are travelling on business or in a commercial vehicle please click here for Condor Ferries Freight.

Please note that any person or vehicle travelling for business or commercial venture, carrying commercial goods/samples will need to book via our freight teams and do not qualify for leisure fares. In addition, if the vehicle being taken is designed for the carriage of commercial goods it shall be reserved as freight regardless of its dimensions. For more information please call the Commercial team on 01481 728620 .

Experience ferry travel

 

Free amendments - If your plans change, you can easily change your booking for free up to 48 hours before your departure, with only the difference in fare to pay.

Pack everything you need - Travelling without luggage restrictions gives you the freedom and flexibility to take exactly what you need for your holiday – and that’s per person!

Grab a bargain - Save up to 40% off UK high street prices on your favourite brands, across fragrance, beauty products, top tech, gifts, confectionery, wines, spirits and tobacco.

Take your pet- Going on your holiday by sea means that you can take your car and take the whole family with you, including the family pet.

 

Ferries from Poole to Cherbourg

view of normandy beach in the sunset or sunrise

Our Poole to Cherbourg ferry route connects England with France. We operate this crossing twice a week during peak season from May to September. Poole to Cherbourg route takes around 6 hours 40 minutes, calling at Guernsey, before arriving in France.

 

Travel onboard our high-speed vessel, Condor Liberation, and start exploring France!

 

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If you want to travel from the UK to France, our Poole to Cherbourg ferry crossing duration and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up-to-date information.

Poole Port

Once you’ve booked your ferry travel to Cherbourg, be sure to make a note of some important information on getting to Poole Port. If you’re taking your car, check-in will close 1 hour before your scheduled departure time. Please leave plenty of time to arrive for check-in.

If you’re travelling on foot, you can park your car in the long or short-stay car parks at Poole Port. Check-in will close 40 minutes before your scheduled departure time. Please see more on Poole Port here. 

 

Cherbourg Port

Condor Ferries Cherbourg Terminal is easily accessible and offers a range of facilities. It takes 10 minutes to get to the town centre and is one of the best-connected ferry ports in France with access to excellent road networks to ensure your journey is as smooth as possible. Click here for information about your arrival at Cherbourg port.

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Poole to Cherbourg ferry timetables

Start planning your trip from Poole to Cherbourg for Spring & Summer! 

Our peak travel months are April to September where you’ll find our Poole to Cherbourg ferry sailing up to 3 times a week. To take advantage of our best fares, book your ferry travel in advance for spring and summer.

Always bear in mind that travelling during a holiday period like Easter or summer holidays is in high demand, so book your ferry travel early, as soon as you know when you’d like to visit France. Look out for the Live Chat on our website to speak to a member of our Customer Service team in case you need help with your booking.

 

 

Poole to Cherbourg Ferry Alternatives

We operate 2 ferry routes from Poole to Cherbourg, May – September typically on a Friday and Monday. Should this not be convenient, we offer an alternative route to France, you can travel from Poole to St Malo on Condor Voyager twice a week May – September. Or, take our indirect service Poole – St Malo on both Condor Liberation and Condor Voyager (changing vessel in Jersey) which is available up to 4 times a week during peak season.  

Poole to Cherbourg onboard Condor Liberation

It takes around 6 hours 40 minutes to travel to Cherbourg from Poole via Guernsey, so make the most of your time onboard and enjoy your sea voyage. 

Unlike air travel, you can stretch your legs onboard, visit the deck for a breath of fresh air, and treat yourself to a drink or some food from one of the restaurants or bars.

Onboard Condor Liberation, you can choose to upgrade your ferry travel experience by sailing with us in Club Class. In this seating area, your dedicated Club Class hosts will welcome you with a refreshing glass of prosecco, you’ll have at-seat service, complimentary Wi-Fi, and more.

You can even spend some time in the Adore Duty-Free shop, getting your hands on the many money-saving bargains available across fragrance, beauty products, top tech, gifts, confectionery, wines, spirits, and tobacco.

It takes around 6 hours 40 minutes to travel to Cherbourg from Poole via Guernsey, so make the most of your time onboard and enjoy your sea voyage.  Unlike air travel, you can stretch your legs onboard, visit the deck for a breath of fresh air, and treat yourself to a drink or some food from one of the restaurants or bars. Onboard Condor Liberation, you can choose to upgrade your ferry travel experience by sailing with us in Club Class. In this seating area, your dedicated Club Class hosts will welcome you with a refreshing glass of prosecco, you’ll have at-seat service, complimentary Wi-Fi, and more. You can even spend some time in the Adore Duty-Free shop, getting your hands on the many money-saving bargains available across fragrance, beauty products, top tech, gifts, confectionery, wines, spirits, and tobacco.

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about your ferry from Poole to Cherbourg? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions to help you plan your journey.

How long is the ferry crossing from Poole to Cherbourg?

The ferry from Poole to Cherbourg takes approximately 5 hours 30 minutes via Jersey.

How much is the ferry from Poole to Cherbourg?

Prices from Poole to France start from £45*pp

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Poole to Cherbourg?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Poole to Cherbourg onboard Condor Liberation.

Can you take your car on the ferry from Poole to Cherbourg?

Yes, you can take your car from Poole to Cherbourg to discover France. You can also take a caravan, motorhome, or trailer. Please see our vehicle size guide for more information.

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Poole to Cherbourg?

Yes, pets are allowed from Poole to France. We allow pets that comply with the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), on our services to and from France. Please see our pet travel guide for more information.

What are the ferry routes from the UK to France?

Condor Ferries operate 2 ferry crossing from the UK to France, one from Poole to Cherbourg and the other from Poole to St Malo.

How far is Cherbourg from Poole?

The distance between Poole to Cherbourg is approximately 68 nautical Miles.

About Cherbourg 

Cherbourg is a port town and one of the biggest artificial harbours in the world. Its great location means that it is the perfect point to start your French adventure, and it is easy to pack up a car on the ferry so you can explore the stunning French countryside. Cherbourg has a fascinating seafaring history with an abundance of museums and landmarks for its visitors to explore. The town is also within easy reach of the Normandy beaches and countryside where you can explore the tragic history of the D-Day Landings. Of course, Cherbourg's typical French nature means that the cuisine there is delicious and fresh, with an abundance of French bistros and eateries to enjoy the gorgeous French flavours.