Cheap Ferries from Poole to Cherbourg

The Poole to Cherbourg crossing is Brittany Ferries’ shortest route, taking just 4 hours, 30 minutes to reach France. There are up to three crossings each day including one overnight sailing. The Poole ferry terminal is easily accessed from the M3/M27, A31 and A35.

Poole Harbour is one of the nation’s busiest, serving as a port for passenger ferries as well cargo vessels. Yachtsmen and the local fishing fleet also share the navigation channels. The terminal is well designed and the flow of traffic moves rapidly without any congestion.

Inside the terminal, a good range of facilities caters for ferry passenger needs. Travellers can exchange currency at the bureau de change kiosk, and a left luggage facility is available for a small charge. The ferry terminal’s cafeteria is only open during the summer season, however a snack bar is open all year round.

The Barfleur is a small but compact vessel, featuring a self service restaurant, coffee shop and bar, as well as a games room and sun deck. The ferry is named after a picturesque fishing village not far from the port of Cherbourg. Facilities for disabled passengers are good, however it is best to inform staff of any special needs when making arrangements.

The port of Cherbourg is a popular gateway to the historic region of Normandy. It is not only a commercial port, but a naval base and fishing harbour. The port receives over one million ferry passengers each year, mostly during the busy summer season.

The ferry terminal in Cherbourg has the usual range of facilities including a newsagents, convenience store, café and bureau de change. Ferry passengers arriving in this area of France can look forward to sampling delicious seafood available from a host of fine restaurants in the area.

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