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The Portsmouth to Cherbourg route is served
by the Fast Ferry Normandie Express. The Portsmouth to Cherbourg
ferry crossing operated by Brittany Ferries uses a Fast Ferry during
the period mid April to end September.
The Normandie Express leaves Portsmouth at breakfast time on Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday and arrives in Portsmouth just 3 hours later, ready to enjoy
lunch in France. There is a mid afternoon sailing on the rest of the week.
The return journey times are more complicated, so we suggest you check them
out on the Brittany Ferries wesbite. The fast ferry leaves Portsmouth at
breakfast time and arrives in Portsmouth just 3 hours later. There is also
a mid afternoon sailing.
The fast ferry Normandie Vitesse offers the fastest crossing available on the Western
The fast journey time compares favourably with airline times, especially given the
long delays often experienced at airports and the sometimes lengthy transfers. But
in addition you have plenty of room to move about and of course you can take as
much luggage as you can cram into the car. On the vessel is a café, a self-service
restaurant and a bar, plus a shop selling quality goods at great prices.
Portsmouth is centrally situated in Southern England, and is very easy
to reach as the M275 (a link from the M27) finishes right outside the dock
gates. The city itself has moved on recently and now boasts a very trendy
waterside district making an overnight stay here well worth while. And you
can catch up with some of Britain's naval heritage if you've
time to spare.
Cherbourg is on the northern tip of the Carentan Peninsula in Normandy. The town
is mostly uninspiring, although the old town near the port is worth a visit and
has a number of bars and restaurants, as well as several hotels.
Cherbourg now offers fast-flowing road connections to the French motorway
network thanks to a newly-completed dual carriageway which links the N13 and A84.
This area of Normandy has some excellent long stretches of sandy beach to enjoy.
These beaches are also much visited by those with an interest in the second world
war, as many of them were used as landing beaches by Allied troops. From Cherbourg
the N13 takes you to Caen in about 1 and a half hours, where you join the French
motorway network. Or you can head due south deeper into the lovely Norman countryside,
or beyond towards Mont St Michel, Brittany and the rest of Western France.