There are 4 ways to get from Bournemouth to Cherbourg-Octeville by car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry, plane or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Car ferry  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg

$38 - $91

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Train  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg Ic

$164 - $380

Bus, bus and ferry  •  17 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 035
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Caen 713 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Caen to Cherbourg-Octeville

$86 - $142

Train, fly, ferry  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Guernsey (GCI) SOU - GCI
  3. Take the ferry from St Peter Port Harbour, Guernsey to Dielette

$136 - $478

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Cherbourg-Octeville is to car ferry which costs £29 - £70 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Cherbourg-Octeville is to train and fly and ferry which costs £100 - £370 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Cherbourg-Octeville. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station and arriving at Cherbourg-Octeville via London Victoria, Lille and Caen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 35 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Cherbourg-Octeville is 76 miles.

The best way to get from Bournemouth to Cherbourg-Octeville without a car is to car ferry which takes 6 h 45 min and costs £29 - £70.

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It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to get from Bournemouth to Cherbourg-Octeville, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Cherbourg-Octeville bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Guernsey Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Bournemouth to Cherbourg-Octeville bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Cherbourg-Octeville station.

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Cherbourg-Octeville is 1 h ahead of Bournemouth. It is currently 1:49 AM in Bournemouth and 2:49 AM in Cherbourg-Octeville.

Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Cherbourg-Octeville.
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  • Distance: 76 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 45 min

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Cherbourg-Octeville, France?

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Cherbourg-Octeville via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 9 h 28 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Guernsey
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Southampton to Guernsey via Alderney
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $80
1st Class
$75 - $120
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $28
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Caen to Cherbourg-Octeville
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$55 - $80
Manche Iles Express
Phone
0 825 131 050
Website
manche-iles-express.com
Ferry from St Peter Port Harbour, Guernsey to Dielette
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
manche-iles-express.com

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Aurigny and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Guernsey Airport.

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There are 147+ hotels available in Cherbourg-Octeville. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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