Portsmouth to Cherbourg ferry
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There is one daily ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg. Traveling by ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg usually takes 5 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Brittany Ferries ferry can make the trip in 3 hours.
|Distance||86 mi (138 km)|
|Shortest duration||3h 0m|
|Trips per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Brittany Ferries|
What ferry companies travel from Portsmouth to Cherbourg?
There is one ferry company that operates from Portsmouth to Cherbourg. 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 51m||$87.50|
Book Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Cherbourg from $84. Typically there is one Brittany Ferries schedule per day from Portsmouth to Cherbourg and you can expect on average to pay for a Brittany Ferries ticket to Cherbourg. In Portsmouth, Brittany Ferries departs to Cherbourg from Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal . In Cherbourg, Brittany Ferries arrives at Terminal Transmanche .
An average trip on Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Cherbourg takes 5 hours and 51 minutes , while the fastest available Brittany Ferries trip will get you to Cherbourg in 3 hours and 0 minutes .
On weekends, Brittany Ferries offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Cherbourg.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The ferry usually takes around 5 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 86 miles (138 kilometers) from Portsmouth to Cherbourg. However, the fastest ferry only takes 3 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 Portsmouth to Cherbourg is on Thursday. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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 Portsmouth to Cherbourg. Therefore, the 7:00am 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 Portsmouth?
Main departure station: Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal
Most ferries depart from the main station in Portsmouth.
All ferry stations in Portsmouth:
Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal
Where does the ferry arrive in Cherbourg?
Main arrival station: Terminal Transmanche
All ferries from Portsmouth arrive at one main station in Cherbourg.
All ferry stations in Cherbourg:
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