Ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

There are up to 8 weekly ferry crossings from the port of Portsmouth in southern England, UK, to the port of Saint-Malo in Brittany, France. Find updated info, compare ferry schedules and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at the same prices as ferry companies.

Ferry Schedules

Is there a ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo?

Yes, there is. The Portsmouth - Saint-Malo ferry route is available all year round, usually with up to 8 crossings a week. The route is operated by the Brittany Ferries ferry company.

What’s the ferry schedule from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo?

At the moment, the Portsmouth - Saint-Malo route is normally operated 8 times a week.

The daily ferry usually departs from Portsmouth at 20:15 and reaches Saint-Malo at 08:15.

Tip: bear in mind that ferry timetables may change. Therefore, make sure to check your travel time before your trip. You can also track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App!

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo?

Portsmouth - Saint-Malo ferry tickets usually start at around €58. The final ticket price depends on vehicle and cabin selection, discounts and offers.


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Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo with lower-cost ferry tickets. Ferry companies offer special discounts for specific passenger categories, such as:

  • Children 
  • Large groups of travelers
  • Club Voyage members

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo?

The average duration of the ferry ride from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo is around 11 hr.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo?

The ferries operating the route from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo are normally conventional. The fastest ferry reaches Saint-Malo in approximately 11 hr.

What’s the distance between Portsmouth and Saint-Malo?

The distance between the port of Portsmouth in the UK and the port of Saint-Malo in France is around 172 nautical miles (approximately 319 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Saint-Malo from Portsmouth

Have a look at our travel tips for your trip from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo:

  • In the busy months from May to September, we recommend arriving at the port of Portsmouth well in advance to avoid delays. The same applies to ferry trips on weekends.
  • When checking your ferry departure/arrival time, note that there's a 1-hour time difference between the UK and France.
  • To travel from the UK to France, you should carry with you either a valid passport or an officially recognized European Union ID card.
  • If you wish to travel to France from the port of Portsmouth, you can also catch a ferry to Caen, Cherbourg or Roscoff.

Where to take the ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo

Ferries to Saint-Malo in northern France depart regularly from the port of Portsmouth in southern England.

Portsmouth is easy to reach via the M27 road linking the city directly to the motorway network. The port is about a 2-hour drive from London(125 km). You can also travel from London to Portsmouth by train and walk from the station to the Passenger Terminal in about 25 min.

If you are traveling to Saint-Malo as a foot passenger, there are safe pedestrian routes to the passenger terminal available from the south, north, and east of the port. Near the port area, you will find many amenities, such as restaurants, cafes, parking lots, hotels, bars, and shops.

Am I allowed to travel from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo. Before your trip, check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel in France and the documents necessary for your journey.

Can I travel on the ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo with a car?

Yes, ferries operating on the Portsmouth - Saint-Malo connection have car decks so you can transfer your vehicle.

Ferry luggage

On Brittany Ferries ferries there is no official limit to the luggage you can carry. However, for foot passengers, the company recommends limiting their luggage to a maximum of two pieces weighing 20 kg per crossing.

During your ferry trip from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo, you can keep your luggage next to you, keep it in your vehicle, or store it in your cabin.

Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.


Ferries traveling from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo have many types of cabins available, from simple one-bed ones to premium options.

Pet travel

Pets are welcome on ferries operating on the Portsmouth - Saint-Malo route. On Brittany Ferries vessels there are kennels and pet-friendly cabins for your 4-legged friend.

Pets must be muzzled and on a leash at all times whilst in the exercise area, i.e. outside of the kennel / pet-friendly cabin.

Make sure to carry your pet’s health certificates and any supplies you might need.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo?

Online on Ferryhopper, of course! Use our Map of ferries to visualize and plan your Portsmouth - Saint-Malo ferry trip. Compare ferry companies and fares, and book your tickets with no extra fees!

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