Cherbourg Ferry Terminal
Cherbourg ferry port offers ferry crossings to both Poole and Portsmouth in England and Rosslare in Ireland.
Cherbourg is a maritime town in North West France and Cherbourg ferry port offers sailings to Poole and Portsmouth in England and Rosslare in Ireland. At the turn of the 14th Century, Cherbourg's castle was fortified, and during the Hundred Years War the town was the centre of battles between French and English. Towards the end of the 18th Century Louis XVI decided to turn Cherbourg into a military harbour and a ditch and three fortresses (Pelee, Le Homet and Querqueville) were built to defend the town. When this ditch was finally finished, Cherbourg had the biggest articial harbour in the world. The capture by American forces of Cherbourg towards the end of World War II gave the Allies their first great port in northwestern Europe, and a major rebuilding program had the port back in working condition just weeks later. Cherbourg today features a wide range of restaurants, pubs and shops and is surrounded by spectacular coastlines and plenty of safe, sandy beaches.
Get directions for Cherbourg Ferry Terminal
Port address: Quai de Normandie (Brittany Ferries & Condor Ferries) or Gare Maritime (Irish Ferries) 50100, Cherbourg
Travelling to Cherbourg Ferry Terminal
Travelling by Car
Cherbourg Ferry Port is well signposted once you are nearby. From Paris, it's the A15 and then the E05 in the direction of Rouen. Then follow signs for Caen and and then the E46 to Cherbourg. From Le Havre and St.Malo head towards Caen and then take the E46.
Taxis are usually available and waiting outside the ferry terminal for arrivals and departures. If none are available, the tourist information desk will be able to assist you.
Travelling by Train
The closest train station is Cherbourg and has regular services to Caen, Rouen, and Rennes (via Lison). It's a 5 minute taxi ride or a 40-minute walk.
Travelling by Bus
A free shuttle bus service operates between Cherbourg Port and La Cite de la Mer (near the town centre) for Brittany Ferries arrivals and departures. Buses that serve the rest of the town can be boarded in town.
Cherbourg: Port Facilities
The bar is open all day, from early morning until late evening.
Bureau de Change
A Bureau de Change facility is open for all arrivals and departures.
The terminal building in on 2 floors and has a lift available. Free disabled parking is available in front of the terminal. Please note that the free shuttle bus from the port to the town centre does not offer disabled access.
There is a shuttle bus which transports foot passengers between the passenger terminal and the ships for arrivals and departures.
Terminal Opening Hours
The terminal is staffed for all arrivals and departures.
The tourist information is open throughout the year for ship arrivals and departures.
Car parks at Cherbourg Ferry Port
There is a car park situated in front of the terminal for short and long-term stays. There is no charge for parking here but it is at the owner's risk. Part of the car park is reserved for motor homes and caravans and there is 24 hour access to toilet facilities. Secure parking (payable at approx €3.60) is available behind the terminal.
This information is provided for guidance only.