Ferries to Guernsey
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If you want to travel by ferry to Guernsey then you'll be sailing to St. Peter Port in Guernsey and will be boarding one of the vessels of Condor Ferries. You can depart from the French coast (St Malo) or the English coastal cities Portsmouth and Poole to Guernsey. There are also crosses from Cherbourg but these have a bit less regularity. Then there is also the route between Guernsey and Jersey where you can sail across by ferry in about one hour.
There is also a ferry from Guernsey to Jersey and the other way around connecting the Channel Islands to one another.
Guernsey, like Jersey, is a popular vacation destination for French and British tourists.
From Portsmouth, you'll be a lot longer on the ferry itself and you can choose to book a night trip. This trip takes you 7 hours on average to St. Peter Port in Guernsey.
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Ferries from the UK to Guernsey
From the UK ferries leave from the ports of Poole and Portsmouth to Guernsey. The ferries from Portsmouth are a bit longer on their way than the ferries from Poole to Guernsey as the route is also a bit longer.
From Poole, you'll be around 3 hours onboard one of the Condor Ferries. From Portsmouth, the trip will take you in 7 hours to Guernsey. The ferries to Guernsey are in high demand during summer when a lot of British and French tourists visit the Channel Islands. On the way back, from Guernsey to Portsmouth you'll make a stopover via Jersey and you'll be on the sea a bit longer: 12 hours and 55 mins.
Ferries from Portsmouth to Guernsey sail up to 5 times a week, and from Poole to Guernsey there are up to 4 sailings per week. Are you sailing to the Channel Islands? Then it is often a day crossing. From Guernsey to the UK you can also choose to sail with the night crossing.
Ferries from France to Guernsey
From France, you'll be traveling from the port of St Malo to St Peter Port in Guernsey. This ferry will take you in about 1 hour and 55 minutes to Guernsey, this ferry can have a stopover in Jersey and then continue to Guernsey.
Ferries from Jersey to Guernsey
The ferries also sail from Jersey to Guernsey and the other way around. On this crossing, you'll be sailing with the Condor Voyager, the fast ferry. If so, the duration of your trip will be approximately 1 hour. If you sail with one of the conventional ferries Condor Ferries then this crossing will get you there in about 2 hours.
Depending on the season, there are about one or two daily sailings between these two Channel Islands.
Both Jersey and Guernsey are part of the Channel Islands and are popular vacation destinations for French and British tourist in the summer. During summer the ferry prices will also rise quickly and will often be fully booked.
From St Peter Port in Guernsey the city center is only 5 minutes away, and a drive around Guernsey doesn't take longer than an hour.
Guernsey is located 50 km west off the Normandy coast of Bretagne (Brittany). Guernsey is known for it's rich history, culture and amazing scenery. If you want to stroll along the cobbled streets, enjoy a lovely meal in one of the many restaurants or enjoys the beach and the bays, Guernsey offers it all.
Want to read more on the beautiful Channel Islands? Make sure to read our guide on the Gorgeous Channel Islands Guernsey and Jersey.
Frequently Asked Questions: ferry to Guernsey
Only Condor Ferries operates on the routes to Guernsey. There are a couple of different crossings though: you can either sail from France, the UK, or from Jersey to Guernsey
The shortest ferry is the ferry from St Malo to Guernsey. With this ferry you'll be in 1 hour and 55 minutes from the French coastal city of St Malo to Guernsey. Even quicker is the fast ferry from Guerney to Jersey that will take you between the Channel Island in just around 1 hour.
The cheapest ferries to Guernsey are the ferries leaving from St Malo, this is also the shortest route to the Channel Island Archipelago.