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Cheap Flights to Cherbourg
|Popular in||May||High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||October||Best time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop|
|Average price||£68||Average for round-trip flights in October 2020|
Which day is cheapest to fly to Cherbourg?
At the moment, Thursday is the most economical day to take a flight to Cherbourg. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cherbourg?
Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Cherbourg. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.
How long are flights to Cherbourg, France?
Cherbourg is a port city nestled at the northernmost tip of the Cotentin peninsula in Normandy. It’s a major arrival point for cross-channel ferries between France and the United Kingdom.
It doesn’t have its own dedicated airport; the nearest airport is Caen Airport, located about 1h 20m away from Cherbourg. As the distance between Cherbourg and Caen varies depending upon transport from the airport to the city, flight times are best calculated by travel times from departure cities to Caen Airport.
Flight times vary to Caen, depending upon your departure city. There are multiple cities throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland that offer flights to Caen Airport, including Birmingham, London, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Glasgow and Dublin as well as Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle, and Cork.
Flights from London to Caen Airport take an average 1h 5m; flights from Manchester take an average of 6h 15m. Flights from Cardiff take slightly longer, averaging around 6h 40m. Flights out of Glasgow and Edinburgh have similar lengths; Glasgow flights take approximately 7h 45m and Edinburgh flights take 7h 35m. Flights to Caen from Belfast take around 7h 40m; flights from Dublin take around 7h 40m, while Cork takes the longest, averaging around 8h 45m.
Where can you get direct flights to Caen Airport from?
London offers several nonstop flight options from London Southend Airport (SEN). Other departure cities throughout the United Kingdom require two connecting flights.
Airlines offering service to Caen include Flybe, Air France, and KLM; Flybe offers direct flights from London Southend Airport only.
How do you get from Caen Airport to the Cherbourg city centre?
There are several ways to get from Caen to Cherbourg. Caen Airport is home to several major car rental company kiosks, including Sixt, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, and Budget. Taxis are also plentiful, located outside of all arrival terminals. The trip by rental or taxi from Caen to Cherbourg takes approximately 1h 22m.
It’s also easy to reach Cherbourg by train; the Caen Airport has a platform that’s right in front of the Southend terminal. Trains run regularly and take approximately 1h 12m.
Buses are also easy options; the regional Twisto system connects to the Normandy TER bus system that runs to Cherbourg. Travelers can find Twisto buses running from Caen Airport every 15 minutes. The overall travel time from Caen Airport to Cherbourg, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 45m.
What are some things to do in Cherbourg?
Cherbourg is famous for its museums, parks, historic churches and chateaus, beautiful gardens and cafes. Its home at the tip of Normandy has tremendous significance, with many WWII memorials, paths, and museums throughout Cherbourg and the surrounding area.
One of the most famous WWII destinations is the Batterie du Roule, a complex system of interconnected tunnels dug by German troops during the war. The Cherbourg tourist office conducts guided tours that take visitors through the tunnels; attendees are given hard hats with headlamps before they enter.
For those who prefer to stay above ground, Cherbourg is home to the world’s largest manmade harbor, Rade de Cherbourg. Equally iconic is Cité de la Mer, a massive maritime, science and history museum, surrounded by picturesque, manicured gardens.
Parc Emmanuel Liais is another stunning outdoor garden, featuring over 400 different plant species gathered by Cherbourg’s most famous mayor, Emmanuel Laise. Other incredible area gardens include Renaissance Château de Nacqueville and Château de Vauville.
Do I need a passport or visa to fly into Cherbourg/Caen Airport?
British citizens need passports to enter any French city. Visas are not required for business or travel under three months.