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There is one daily ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth. Traveling by ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth usually takes around 5 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Brittany Ferries ferry can make the trip in 5 hours,
|Distance||86 mi (138 km)|
|Shortest duration||5h 0m|
|Trips per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Brittany Ferries|
Price trends for ferries from Cherbourg to Portsmouth
Monthly average prices
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.
|Ferry||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Brittany Ferries||1||5h 27m||£81.57|
Book Brittany Ferries from Cherbourg to Portsmouth from £63. 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 5 hours and 27 minutes , while the fastest available Brittany Ferries trip will get you to Portsmouth in 5 hours and 0 minutes .
Frequently Asked Questions
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The ferry usually takes around 5 hours and 27 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 Saturday. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Saturday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Saturday is the way to go.
There is usually only one ferry per day from Cherbourg to Portsmouth. Therefore, the 12:00 ferry is both the earliest and latest ferry.
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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.
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:
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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