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Cherbourg - Portsmouth Ferry Schedule

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Journey Information

There is usually just one ferry option from Cherbourg to Portsmouth per day. The average ferry journey from Cherbourg to Portsmouth takes 6 hours and 45 minutes, but some Brittany Ferries ferry trips are as short as 5 hours.

Distance86 mi (138 km)
Shortest duration5h 0m
Cheapest price$195.84
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceBrittany Ferries
Ferry lines1

Price trends for ferries from Cherbourg to Portsmouth

Monthly average prices

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What ferry companies travel from Cherbourg to Portsmouth?

There is one ferry company that operates from Cherbourg to Portsmouth. Brittany Ferries is the only company to provide ferry transportation at the moment. It only operates one ferry trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Brittany Ferries16h 45m$195.84
  • Book Brittany Ferries from Cherbourg to Portsmouth from $121. There are 1 Brittany Ferries schedules from Cherbourg to Portsmouth and you can expect on average to pay for a Brittany Ferries ticket to Portsmouth. In Cherbourg, Brittany Ferries departs to Portsmouth from Terminal Transmanche and no other station. In Portsmouth, Brittany Ferries arrives at Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal and no other station.

    An average trip on Brittany Ferries from Cherbourg to Portsmouth takes 6 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available Brittany Ferries trip will get you to Portsmouth in 5 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Brittany Ferries offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Portsmouth.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ferry usually takes around 6 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 86 miles (138 kilometers) from Cherbourg to Portsmouth. However, the fastest ferry only takes 5 hours, The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the ferry. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth is on Friday. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Friday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Friday is the way to go.

There is usually only one ferry per day from Cherbourg to Portsmouth. Therefore, the 12:00pm ferry is both the earliest and latest ferry.

There is usually only one ferry per day from Cherbourg to Portsmouth. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct ferry, meaning that you do not have to get on a different ferry at any point during your trip.

City Information

Portsmouth

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Portsmouth, located on the South coast of England, is home to several important historical dockyards and thus a storied maritime heritage. Though many people travel here to experience the nautical atmosphere, Portsmouth also offers many attractions and experiences to suit every taste.

For a taste of the sea, Henry VIII's Mary Rose is a must-see attraction, as well as Lord Nelson's famous HMS Victory. Both ships are accompanied by museums where visitors can learn more about these significant historical warships. If the weather drives you inside, take a walk around the Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, hosting a variety of displays and recreations of how life has changed in Portsmouth over the centuries. To see the whole city all at once, climb Spinnaker Tower to see the city from 170 meters high. Finally, if you're feeling brave, walk across the glass Sky Walk to see the waves crash on the shore beneath your feet.

Due to its many ports, Portsmouth is accessible via ferry, as well as train, car, and bus. The South Western Railway makes getting to Portsmouth from London and other southern towns easy, while National Express and Megabus provide bus services that link many other major towns and cities.

Station Information

Where does the ferry leave from in Cherbourg?

Main departure station: Terminal Transmanche

Most ferries depart from the main station in Cherbourg.

All ferry stations in Cherbourg:

  • Terminal Transmanche

Where does the ferry arrive in Portsmouth?

Main arrival station: Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal

All ferries from Cherbourg arrive at one main station in Portsmouth.

Ferry stations in Portsmouth:

  • Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal

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