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Boat

Cherbourg’s ferry terminal is 2km northeast of the tourist office.

Brittany Ferries (www.brittany-ferries.co.uk) Has services to the English ports of Poole and Portsmouth.

Irish Ferries (www.irishferries.com) Goes to the Irish ports of Rosslare and Dublin.

Stena Line (www.stenaline.ie) Sails to Rosslare.

Train

The train station is at the southern end of Bassin du Commerce (inner harbour), just west of the Les Éléis shopping mall. Direct services include the following:

Bayeux €20, one hour, 15 daily Monday to Friday, eight to 10 daily Saturday and Sunday

Caen €24, 1¼ hours, eight to 15 daily

Paris’ Gare St-Lazare €52, three hours, eight daily Monday to Friday, four or five daily Saturday and Sunday

Pontorson (Mont St-Michel) €32, 2½ to 3½ hours, three to five daily (via Lison)