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How to get from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo by ferry ?

Looking for the perfect Portsmouth to Saint-Malo ferry ticket? You've come to the right place. Taking a ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo is a convenient and enjoyable way to travel.

We know that planning a ferry trip from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo can be stressful, so we do our best to make your Portsmouth to Saint-Malo ferry booking as quick and easy as possible.

With Vivanoda, our easy to use platform, you can compare prices, routes and services of different ferry companies like Condor Ferries or Brittany Ferries. This way you can find the best deal on a Portsmouth Saint-Malo ferry ticket to suit your needs and budget, whether you're travelling alone, as a couple or with your family.

Most Brittany Ferries ships offer on-board facilities such as cabins, restaurants, shops, Wi-Fi and more. Often they also offer facilities for people with reduced mobility.

To find the best deals on ferries from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo simply enter your travel dates and start your search on Vivanoda.

Portsmouth to Saint-Malo Ferry Information

Port of departure
United Kingdom
Port of Arrival
155 mi
Ferry Companies
Condor Ferries, Brittany Ferries
Frequency of crossings
7 crossings a week
Minimum crossing time
11 hours
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Ferry Portsmouth Saint-Malo: Fares, Timetables and Duration

To travel by ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo, you'll find tickets range from £71 for one person if you're travelling without a car to £465 if you're travelling with your car. The average price we've seen on the Portsmouth to Saint-Malo route is £217. The average ferry crossing time from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo is 10 hours 51 min. The slowest ferries will take 11 hours to reach Saint-Malo, while the fastest boats will arrive in Saint-Malo in 10 hours 45 min. The first ferry leaves the port of Portsmouth at 20:15.

Average price of a Portsmouth to Saint-Malo ferry crossing
Price range of ferries Portsmouth Saint-Malo (Lowest price for 1 passenger and highest price for 1 passenger and a car)
£71 - £465
Average crossing time Portsmouth Saint-Malo
10 hours 51 min
Departure time of first ferry to Saint-Malo
Arrival time of first ferry to Saint-Malo
Arrival time of last ferry to Saint-Malo

Why travel by ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo?

Whether you're travelling alone, as a couple or with the family, a Portsmouth to Saint-Malo ferry can be a convenient and enjoyable option for getting to Saint-Malo. Here are 3 reasons why we think a ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo is an ideal way to travel.

Not to be bored on board... unlike the plane
As a general rule, a trip from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo is much quicker by plane. The problem is that you are stuck in your seat for several hours. During the Portsmouth Saint-Malo ferry journey with Brittany Ferries, there are countless opportunities to enjoy restaurants and bars, or to stroll and sunbathe on a promenade deck... A flight will never provide you with so many services during the trip.
Take an unlimited amount of luggage
One piece of luggage is free, all the others have to be paid for. This is often the formula used when we travel with other modes of transport, which very often leads to a significant increase in the bill. However, when you board a Brittany Ferries ferry in Portsmouth, you are free to take as much luggage as you like, as long as it is contained in your vehicle. If you are travelling as a pedestrian, the conditions may be more restrictive as you will need to carry your luggage with you until you arrive in Saint-Malo. However, many ships provide luggage storage for foot passengers. Check with Brittany Ferries.
No need to worry about travelling with your bike
Travelling with your bike on a train, plane or bus is often a nightmare because it is so cumbersome to carry. However, on a ferry, you don't have this problem: your bike is loaded directly into the ship's huge garage. You travel from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo with complete peace of mind, without fear of damage to your bike. You will get on your bike in Saint-Malo to get off the boat.

Which companies operate between Portsmouth and Saint-Malo?

If you want to travel between Portsmouth and Saint-Malo by ferry, there are a number of companies to choose from including Brittany Ferries who run regular services between the two cities. You can find out more about the different shipping companies on this route and their departure times here.

Brittany Ferries Portsmouth Saint-Malo
Brittany Ferries
Brittany Ferries is a Brittany-based shipping company operating ferry services to England, Ireland and Spain. On Vivanoda, you can compare Portsmouth-Saint-Malo fares and book a Brittany Ferries ticket between Portsmouth and Saint-Malo. Brittany Ferries operates 7 crossings a week to Saint-Malo from Portsmouth and the journey time is 11 hours. More information about Brittany Ferries
11 hours
7 crossings a week

Where do the ferries leave from in Portsmouth? Where do the boats arrive in Saint-Malo?

Port of departure in Portsmouth

Brittany Ferries ferries depart for Saint-Malo from the following ports in Portsmouth:

Portsmouth Continental Ferry Terminal

Port of arrival in Saint-Malo

Brittany Ferries ships arrive in Saint-Malo from the following ports:

Saint Malo - Gare Maritime
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If you take a ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo, it will take you at least 11 hours to cover the 155 mi between Portsmouth and Saint-Malo.

This often depends on the season (there are fewer crossings between Portsmouth and Saint-Malo in winter) and the ferry company (Brittany Ferries). There are currently 7 crossings a week between Portsmouth and Saint-Malo.

There are 1 ferry companies operating between Portsmouth and Saint-Malo: Brittany Ferries.

Yes, absolutely, direct crossings are offered by Condor Ferries, Brittany Ferries.

Before booking, compare the prices of Condor Ferries, Brittany Ferries on our website Vivanoda. Then book the crossing of your choice easily and securely on our partner's website.

If you want to change or cancel your Portsmouth Saint-Malo ferry booking, you can do so easily by contacting our partner who manages your booking. Please note that, depending on the fare conditions, some tickets are non-refundable or non-changeable. It is important to take this into account when booking your ticket.

During your crossing between Portsmouth and Saint-Malo, you will travel 155 mi.

To go by boat from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo, you can find prices ranging from £71 for the lowest, to £465 for the highest. The average price we observed was £217.

The first ferry leaves Portsmouth at 20:15 for Saint-Malo.

What is a Portsmouth to Saint-Malo ferry crossing like?

If you have never been on a ferry before, it is difficult to imagine what a day at sea between Portsmouth and Saint-Malo would be like. We will therefore describe this unique travel experience, from embarkation in Portsmouth to disembarkation in Saint-Malo, in order to help you better project yourself into the maritime world of Condor Ferries and Brittany Ferries. You will also find practical information about Portsmouth and Saint-Malo.

Ready for boarding in Portsmouth

Before you set off on your Portsmouth Saint-Malo ferry journey, here are some steps to take before boarding:

  • Presentation time in Portsmouth port / You must allow a certain amount of time (check with Brittany Ferries) before the ship's actual departure time to arrive at the Portsmouth ferry terminal. After this period, the company is entitled to refuse you boarding.
  • Checking in for the Portsmouth Saint-Malo crossing / Go to the Brittany Ferries desk at Portsmouth ferry terminal to check in with your passport or ID card and your booking number. If you are travelling by car, please stand in the reserved lanes. Check-in will take place directly from your vehicle.
  • Boarding the ferry to Saint-Malo / Watch out for voice messages in the Portsmouth ferry terminal inviting you to board. If you are travelling by car, Brittany Ferries staff will give you instructions on how to board and park your vehicle on the ship.

On board the ship between Portsmouth and Saint-Malo

On the Brittany Ferries ship, everyone has their own travel philosophy. Some travellers will want to relax in the privacy of a cabin, while others will enjoy the bars, restaurants, games and shops.

Ferry arrival in Saint-Malo

Finally you will find some information for the arrival of the ferry in Saint-Malo:

  • Approaching Saint-Malo Harbour / Access to the garage to retrieve your vehicle will not be allowed by the crew until the boat is moored. There is no need to rush. If you want to wait, we recommend that you watch the entry into Saint-Malo Harbour from the outer decks.
  • If you are in a cabin. / You will need to vacate your cabin approximately half an hour before arrival in Saint-Malo Harbour.
  • Leaving the ship and exploring Saint-Malo / Once the garage doors are open, getting off the ship is fairly quick. Pedestrian passengers get off the boat even faster. A customs check cannot be ruled out in Saint-Malo. Finally, your stay in Saint-Malo begins in earnest!


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