How to Reach Cherbourg - The Easiest Way to Reach Cherbourg


  • By Air: The closest airport to Cherbourg is Alderney, about 57 kilometres away. The city can be reached through a ferry from Alderney. Deauville airport is another airport about 180 kms from Cherbourg (1hr 52 min drive).
  • By Train: The city is connected through trains from Paris St Lazare. There are some trains that go towards Brittany and other regions in the Southwest of France.
  • By Boat: Cross-Channel services from Poole are offered by Brittany Ferries and takes about five hours to reach Cherbourg. Ferries are also available from Alderney and Portsmouth.
  • By Car: The city can be reached through Paris within 4 hours via A13 and N13 and 7 hours from Bordeaux via A10. There are parking lots available outside the old town.


  • By Bus: Adequate network of buses run through the city from time to time.
  • By Foot: The town is pedestrian friendly and is easily accessible on foot.
  • On Bicycles: Bicycle paths are available at a 37 kilometre stretch. You can hire a bicycle and get around the old town.

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How to Reach Cherbourg from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Les pieux to Cherbourg 24.45 km 24 mins
Bournemouth to Cherbourg 92.36 km 1 hour 32 mins
Saint peter port to Cherbourg 103.13 km 1 hour 43 mins
Newport to Cherbourg 124.11 km 2 hours 4 mins
Poole to Cherbourg 126.81 km 2 hours 6 mins
East cowes to Cherbourg 130.26 km 2 hours 10 mins
Weymouth to Cherbourg 142.97 km 2 hours 22 mins
Landivy to Cherbourg 143.71 km 2 hours 23 mins
Southampton to Cherbourg 143.81 km 2 hours 23 mins
Fareham to Cherbourg 144.04 km 2 hours 24 mins