feefo feedback

Do you have questions
or seek more info?

Visit breakdown FAQ


The Port of Cherbourg

  Cherbourg Port Map


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.


Cross channel operators Departure Destination Weekly Crossings Duration
Brittany Ferries   Brittany Ferries Poole Cherbourg 5 4h 15min
Brittany Ferries   Brittany Ferries Portsmouth Cherbourg 7 3 hours
Condor Ferries   Condor Ferries Portsmouth Cherbourg 1 5h 30min
Irish Ferries   Irish Ferries Dublin Cherbourg 1 18h 30min
Irish Ferries   Irish Ferries Rosslare Cherbourg 2 17h 30min
Stena Line   Stena Line Rosslare Cherbourg 3 17 hours


GPS co ordinates Latitude Longitude
Cherbourg Port 49º38'42.1" N (49.64502 N) 1º36'41"W (-1.61139 E)

 Driving To Cherbourg


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


Port Facilities

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.


Disabled facilites

  • • 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.


Updated: 2 March 2024

by Paul Quigley