Cherbourg Ferry Port

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Travel Category: Ferries and Ferry Ports

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    There are regular cross-channel services to Rosslare, Dublin, Poole and Portsmouth, the latter taking about 3 hours. Frequency varies depending on the time of year.

    Cherbourg Ferry port is situated in the north of the Cotentin Peninsula in the North West France. Cherbourg Ferry port serves as a gateway to the region of Normandy, to Paris and onwards to Belgium, Holland and Germany.

    Cherbourg port is on the English Channel and therefore is a very convenient port to travel to and from the UK to the continental Europe. There are a number of regular passenger and freight ferry services operating from here.

    Cherbourg Ferry port has a modern terminal equipped with various facilities such as a snack shop, a bar, toilets and baby changing facilities, pay phones, Bureau de change and disabled facilities.

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    Local Bus, Trams and Inter-city Coach Transport:

    Taxis and local transport are available at Cherbourg Ferry Terminal. Car rentals are at the Cherbourg train station.


    By Car
    Cherbourg offers excellent road links via the N13 to the whole of France. Cherbourg links to Brittany via the E03 (southwards towards Avranches), Caen and the Loire Valley via the E46. Rent a car in Cherbourg when debarking from the ferry.

    By Bus
    The docks are a short walk from the town centre and a shuttle bus meets the conventional ferry for a 10 minute journey into the town.

    By Rail
    There are seven trains a day to Cherbourg from Paris St Lazare. SNCF operate these trains. Information about the Cherbourg Train Station Train Travel The high-speed TGV train goes from Rennes, Le Mans and Paris.

    Air Travel
    The Cherbourg Airport is 10 km from the city. Click for information about Cherbourg Airport, flights and shuttles

    • Brittany Ferries : Cherbourg <> Poole
    • Celtic Link Ferries : Cherbourg <> Rosslare
    • Condor Ferries : Cherbourg <> Portsmouth
    • Irish Ferries : Cherbourg <> Rosslare
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    A shuttle bus meets the conventional ferry for a 10 minute journey into the town.

    Car: Taxis, Rentals, Parking, Passenger drop-off:

    Car parking facilities are available in front of the terminal. Short stay parking is free and there is another secure parking near the terminal for long term parking. Allocated disabled parking spaces are also available near the ferry port.

    Services available:

    In this modern terminal you'll find all the facilities you need such as a snack shop, a bar, toilets and baby changing facilities, pay phones, Bureau de change and disabled facilities.

    Questions? Here are the Answers:

    The town of Cherbourg is the second largest in the Normandy region and has always been an important naval base from the Napoleonic times. It is one of the largest artificial harbors in the world serving as a major commercial, fishing and military port.

    Normandy boasts of a spectacular rugged coastline dotted with many beautiful sandy beaches. Although not the prettiest of the towns of Normandy, Cherbourg has an important historic past and a number of attractions like the Fort du Roule from the top of which there is a panoramic view of the city, Cite de la Mer (an Aquarium), a Renaissance style Ravalet ChĂƒÂ¢teau and many war memorials commemorating the Second World War.

    Life in Cherbourg revolves around its seafaring traditions and there are many local and hypermarkets in and around the town for those who want to stock up. During the summer, various festivals are held in the Plage Verte Park and there are many good restaurants, bars and cafes at the portside and in the town itself.

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