Ferry companies and itineraries for Cherbourg with links to buy tickets:
- Brittany Ferries : Cherbourg <> Poole
- Celtic Link Ferries : Cherbourg <> Rosslare
- Condor Ferries : Cherbourg <> Portsmouth
- Irish Ferries : Cherbourg <> Rosslare
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Cherbourg Ferry Port Information
Short Description of Cherbourg:
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.
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 harbours 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, Cité de la Mer (an Aquarium), a Renaissance style Ravalet Château 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 cafés at the portside and in the town itself.
Cherbourg Ferry Port Services:
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.
Car parking is available in front of the terminal. Short stay parking is free and you'll find another secure parking area near the terminal for long term parking. Disabled parking spaces are available near the ferry port.
Directions to Cherbourg Ferry Port:
Cherbourg has excellent road connections via the N13 to all of France and the rest of Europe.
The docks are easily accessible and only a short walk from the town center. A shuttle bus meets the ferry for a 10 minute journey into the town.
There are many trains a day to Cherbourg from Paris St Lazare.
Train Schedules for Cherbourg
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