St Malo Ferry Routes UK Ferries to Northern France

St Malo Ferry Routes Ferries from Poole Portsmouth

Alongside Calais, Dieppe, Cherbourg and Le Havre, St. Malo is one of the most thriving ports on the north coast of France with more than a million people a year passing through it. Alongside its status as a major passenger ferry port St. Malo is a busy commercial port handling freight and is also a major fishing port.


Ferries to St. Malo are provided by the two major ferry companies Condor Ferries, who handle services from Poole to the Channel Islands and St. Malo and Brittany Ferries who operate services from Portsmouth to St.Malo.

Both Condor and Brittany Ferries pride themselves on the quality of their service and the speed of their crossing times offering a fastcat catamaran service along with the standard passenger ferry option. All ferries offer a range of onboard facilities to keep you entertained on your journey.

Sailing routes

The journey time from Portsmouth on Brittany Ferries to St.Malo is around 8hours and 45 minutes, although sometimes timetables and departure times are hampered by changing tidal conditions. They offer two crossings a day and if you choose to opt for an overnight sailing you will arrive in St.Malo at 08:00 hrs the next day. The vessels that travel this route are The Val de Loire and The Bretagne.

Condor ferries provide ferries to St. Malo leaving from Poole, Jersey and Guernsey. The ferry from Poole to St. Malo crosses once per day with a sailing time of 5hours and 45 minutes, while the route from Jersey to St. Malo sails twice a day taking 2 hours and 45 minutes. The crossing from Guernsey to St. Malo sails twice daily and takes 2hours 45 minutes.

Check in times on these routes is 45 minutes.

St Malo Ferry Port Map

Driving directions

When leaving the Port of St. Malo take the toll free dual carriageway that connects St.Malo to the N137 which then leads on to the main French road network.

To get to Portsmouth ferry port take the M3 or A3 then join the M27/M275 and then follow the signposts to central Portsmouth and the ferry port.

Why St. Malo?

Although St.Malo is a busy port it has much to offer besides this. The old walled town known as 'Intramuros' is well worth a visit and is full of charming buildings and local cafes. The walls themselves are nearly twenty foot thick and stretch out for over a mile. Nearby the town there are beaches which continue along the Brittany coastline and which are popular with the locals during the summer months. For kids there is the Grand Aquarium where you can view a range of aquatic life and if you're looking for a cultural fix, St. Malo offers plenty of museums such as the City History Wax Museum. Well worth visiting also is the famous monastery Mont St.Michel, an amazing spectacle built on an island that becomes cut off at high tide. Local mussel and oyster farms which open their doors to the public are also a fascinating way to while away an afternoon.