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There are 3 ways to get from Bournemouth to Cherbourg-Octeville by car ferry, train, bus or bus and ferry

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

Recommended option

Car ferry  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg

$79 - $139

2 alternative options

Train  •  9h 22m

  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 - $375

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  16h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to London Victoria Coach Station 035
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Caen 713 / ...
  4. Take the train from Caen to Cherbourg Ic

$112 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Cherbourg-Octeville is to car ferry which costs £60 - £110 and takes 5h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Cherbourg-Octeville is to car ferry which costs £60 - £110 and takes 5h 36m.

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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 5h 36m and costs £60 - £110.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Bournemouth to Cherbourg-Octeville, including transfers.

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Cherbourg-Octeville is 1h ahead of Bournemouth. It is currently 3:33 PM in Bournemouth and 4:33 PM in Cherbourg-Octeville.

There are 148+ hotels available in Cherbourg-Octeville. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Cherbourg-Octeville.
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  • Distance: 76 miles
  • Duration: 5h 36m

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 station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 9h 22m.

Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$75 - $120
Train from Caen to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
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, Holdenhurst Road to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
National Express
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $80
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$29 - $40
Car
$55 - $80

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