Travel Category: Ferry Ports
Saint-Malo serves Guernsey (2h), Jersey (St Helier in 1h20), and Portsmouth (9h to 12h).
The St Malo ferry port benefits from an exceptional location at the heart of the Atlantic Arc. St Malo is an excellent gateway to explore further the delights of Western France, with ferry connections available from the Channel Islands as well as Portsmouth.
The front port of Saint-Malo has two recently-built and efficient ferry port terminals, which include a cafe, a number of souvenir and gift shops as well as a bureau de change. Cross-channel freight has greatly developed over the years, with good facilities for truck drivers and freight-haulers.
Cross-channel ferry links with Great Britain and with the Channel Islands represent more and more traffic, with more than a million passengers passing through the Port of St Malo every year. The St Malo ferry port has a year-round ferry sailing service to and from Portsmouth, daily in season, operated by Brittany Ferries.
Brittany Ferries advises those with reduced mobility or other handicaps to advise staff of their condition while making a ferry reservation. Lifts are available onboard the ferries, and a limited number of cabins are equipped to cater for those with disabilities.
Day crossing time is 8 hrs 45 minutes. Overnight ferry sailings from Portsmouth arrive 08.00 next day. At St Malo, tidal conditions may lead to variations in departure and arrival times – this is shown on tickets. Ships operating this ferry crossing route: Brittany, Val de Loire.
Brittany Ferries operate the very popular Portsmouth to St Malo ferry crossing route where cabins are usually being fully booked well in advance. Day ferry crossing time is 8 hrs 45 minutes. Overnight ferry sailings from Portsmouth arrive 08.00 next day. Tidal conditions at t Malo may lead to variations in departure and arrival times.
The port of St Malo is one of the leading French ports with considerable traffic to Portsmouth operated by Brittany Ferries. Admire this beautiful historic city by exploring its tiny cobbled streets, fascinating shops full of local crafts, local attractions and the opportunity to browse the open markets.
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Car rentals, taxis and local transport are available at St-Malo Ferry Terminal.Access:
St Malo Ferry Port is well connected to the main roads of France. Autoroutes and Main roads including the N137 connect St Malo to the rest of France and are well marked most going through Rennes. In the city, follow directions to the Terminal Ferry du Naye near the Centre Hospitalier. Rent a car in Saint-Malo
St Malo Ferry Port is well connected to the main railway lines of France. The St Malo train station is about 2 km from the Port with regular bus services connecting both terminals. The high-speed TGV train generally goes from Rennes to Paris and the rest of France. But there are a few direct connections to St Malo.
The Dinard St Malo Airport is 10 km from the city.Routes:Shuttles: Downtown, Airport, Nearby Sights, Resorts:
There's a shuttle bus between the terminal and the ship for foot passengers.Car: Taxis, Rentals, Parking, Passenger drop-off:
There are short and long term car parking facilitiesServices available:
Passengers should also arrive at the port at least 60 minutes prior to check-in. Facilities at the port terminal itself include disabled toilets, good wheelchair access and special assistance for boarding ferries.Tourist Information :
St Malo itself is an attractive destination for cruise ships, with streets replete with beautiful buildings and monuments that depict a rich historical tapestry.
A city founded in the XIIth century Saint-Malo was named after the Welsh monk Mac Low, who, by the sixth century, became bishop of Alet. From the thirteenth century, the Malouins were taking on enemy ships. From 1395 to 1415, they gave themselves over to the King of France, Charles VI, who granted a franchise to the port. At the end of the fifteenth century, Anne of Brittany annexed the Duchy of Brittany to the Kingdom of France.
The battles of 1944 devastated the harbor and destroyed 80% of the Intra Muros. The reconstruction has restored its legendary greatness, Saint-Malo, city of splendor and maritime history, is well equipped as one of the most tourist locations in Brittany and the main harbor on its north coast.
Boating, in the Cite Corsaire, continues to play an important role. It cultivates its nautical image and this amply merits its quality label France Station Nautique. So it is logical that Saint-Malo is the scene of many major events, such as the Route du Rhum and the Transat Quebec / Saint-Malo, every four years.Don't Miss These: