Ferries to the Channel Islands
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If you want to travel by ferry to the Channel Islands then you'll most probably will be sailing with Condor Ferries. Condor Ferries sails from Poole and Portsmouth in the UK and from St Malo in France to as well Jersey as Guernsey.
The quickest ferry to the Channel Islands is the ferry from St Malo to Jersey that takes you in just 1 hour and 25 mins to St Helier on Jersey. From Portsmouth you'll be a lot longer on the ferry itself and you can choose to book a night trip. (10 hours 20 mins)
The terminal on Jersey is in the St Helier Marina, for Guernsey it is located in St Peter Port.
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Ferries from the UK to the Channel Islands
From the UK ferries leave from the ports of Poole and Portsmouth to Jersey and Guernsey. The ferries from Portsmouth are a bit longer on the way then the ferries from Poole to the Islands Jersey and Guernsey. From Poole you'll be around 3 to 4 hours onboard one of the Condor Ferries. From Portsmouth the trip will take you in 7 hours to Guernsey and in 10h and 20 mins to Jersey (night crossing). These ferries are particularly popular during summer when a lot of British tourist visit the Channel Islands.
Ferries from France to the Channel Islands
From France you can either travel to the Channel Islands from St Malo and / or Cherbourg. From Guernsey you can travel directly by ferry to Cherbourg and from St Malo you can travel in around 1,5 hours to Jersey.
Ferry prices are subject to change. That is why it is best to look at the prices as they are the date when you want to make your crossing. Then you can make a good decision whether a detour can be worthwhile. You can compare prices in a booking engine.
The Channel Islands are popular vacation destinations for French and British tourist in the summer. with loads of beaches, a mix of British and French culture and beautiful nature it is a must see destination.
Frequently Asked Questions: ferry to Channel Islands
Only Condor Ferries operates on the various routes to the Channel Islands. You can sail from either Cherbourg and St Malo (France) to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey. Or you can sail from the UK ports of Poole and Portsmouth to these pittoresque Islands neir the French coast.
The shortest ferry is the ferry from St Malo to Jersey. With this ferry you'll be in 1 hour and 25 minutes from the French coast to Jersey
The cheapest ferries are the ferries leaving from St Malo, this is also the shortest route to the Island Archipelago.