The Port of Cherbourg
Cherbourg is a French ferry port situated on the Cotentin peninsula in Lower Normandy in north-western France. Cherbourg harbour is the second largest artificial harbour in the world and covers almost 1500 hectares. The ferry port operates multiple weekly crossings to the English ports of Poole and Portsmouth, the Irish ports of Dublin and Rosslare Harbour and St Helier on the island of Jersey.
|GPS co ordinates
||49º38'42.1" N (49.64502 N)
||1º36'41"W (-1.61139 E)
Cherbourg Ferry Port by Car
When driving to the port of Cherbourg take the N13 to Caen and then the D901 to Cherbourg. Once in Cherbourg, it is easy to find the port, which is clearly signposted both in English and in French.
Cherbourg Ferry Port Information
Address & contact details
Quai de Normandie
Tel: 0233 884 488
Mother and baby room
If you’re travelling with babies it's good to know that there is a baby changing room accessible by lift on the first floor.
There is a bar open 7 days a week from early in the morning until late in the evening.
Bureau de change
There is a bureau de change open for all ferry departures and arrivals.
- • There is a lift which provides access to the first floor of the 2 storey building
- • Disable passengers can make use of disabled parking spaces in front of the terminal building
- • There are disabled toilets on the ground floor of the terminal
- • Disabled foot passengers are provided with transport to and from the ships
- • There are wheelchairs available in the terminal for emergencies
There are showers available within the terminal open for ferry departures and arrivals. No charges apply.
There is a souvenir and paper shop open for arrivals and departures.
There is one credit card payphone and several phonecard payphones in the Terminal. You can purchase a phonecard from the Bureau de Change or the freight office counter.
Tourist Information Office
The tourist information is open for all sailings. Phone number: +33 233 935 252.
There are two parks around 12 minutes drive away. South of Cherbourg you'll find Parc de la Fauconniere, and Le Park Emmanuel in the town centre.
Unfortunately dogs are not allowed out of the vehicle in which they are travelling once the security check point has been passed. Dogs are allowed out of the vehicle in the port area providing that they are on a lead and muzzled. There is a small grassed area outside the terminal.
7 May 2021
by Paul Quigley