Coming to Cherbourg

Coming to Cherbourg Coming to Cherbourg

Coming to Cherbourg

The Cotentin peninsula is in west Normandy, and you can choose from several modes of transport and itineraries to get there!


  • By car

The RN13 (dual carriageway) from Paris – Caen is a toll-free road, it joins onto the RN176 to Saint-Lô and the A84 motorway. Along the scenic route (D650) there are some unique landscapes to see as you cross the French department of La Manche, from Avranches to Cherbourg.


  • By bus 

The Nomad lines run across the French department of La Manche and the whole region of Normandy.


  • By train 

The Paris-Cherbourg line (from Saint-Lazare train station) stops in the towns of Carentan, Valognes and Cherbourg-en-Cotentin ( and


  • By plane

From the airports of Caen-Carpiquet and Deauville-Saint Gatien, in Calvados and Cherbourg-Maupertus (+33 (0)2 33 88 57 60)


  • By boat

Cross-Channel ferry links:

– From England: Brittany Ferries from Poole or Portsmouth (4-hour crossing approximately) – 

– From Ireland: Stena Line, Irish Ferries and Brittany Ferries from Rosslare and Dublin 

Ferries to Port-Diélette or Barneville-Carteret: 

– From the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney) with Manche Iles Express (45-minute crossing approximately)