The Brittany Ferries St Malo Portsmouth ferry crossing between France and England is the only service operating on this route. With crossing durations from 8 hours 50 minutes, the route is scheduled to run around 8 times per week.
The regularity and duration of crossing varies from time to time so it is advisable to get a live quote for current availability.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the St Malo Portsmouth route is a car and 2 passengers.
We had a very smooth crossing on the Bretagne last Thursday (02/07/15). The ship was clean (apart from very smelly WCs outside the lounge on deck 9 (where we had our reclining seat). Unfortunately the departure was over 30 minutes late, and arrival in Portsmouth therefore the same (although the captain strangely blamed our late arrival on 'strong currents'!). Better organisation at St Malo would have eased traffic congestion (and possibly reduced the delay): a long line of cars snaked way out from the port, past the roundabout as we arrived. When we eventually passed through the port gates, cars suddenly started leaving the long queue to go through three other gates that were showing they were (now?) open. Just one person directing traffic as it entered the port would solve this. After docking at Portsmouth, it took quite some time to disembark - around 25-30 minutes. But perhaps this is the norm for such a large ferry? And entering a much smaller port than Dover? This was our first St Malo - Portsmouth crossing, so we were not quite sure what to expect. However, overall it was a good experience, and one we would happily repeat!
'John Harrison' travelled St Malo Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on BretagneRead More Read Less
"Another good Brittany crossing"
Punctual & prompt boarding. Smooth crossing. Helpful staff. Excellent food. Good value. We'll be back on board in 4 weeks time.
'Brian' travelled St Malo Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on BretagneRead More Read Less
It was a very pleasant crossing, calm sea and very courteous staff. Bit nerve racking driving up the steep access - never done this before - but once on the level parking area there was plenty of room for all.
'Sheila' travelled St Malo Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on BretagneRead More Read Less
"St Malo to Portsmouth on Port Aven"
Excellent onboard facilities!
'Mark' travelled St Malo Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Pont AvenRead More Read Less
The French city and seaport of St Malo is located in Brittany in the north west of France and lies on the English Channel coast. It was built on an island of granite and has a unique atmosphere, wonderful scenery and lovely beaches. St Malo is popular with tourists from across Europe although for some visitors it is just the start or the end of a vacation to Brittany as they use the town's port to get too and from England. The town is widely regarded as the prettiest channel port in France with its cobbled streets, hotels, bars, restaurants and shops. There are streets and squares lined with tall mansions which are in turn enclosed by a complete circuit of ramparts. The modern harbour now connects the citadel to the mainland.
The Port of St Malo has two new ferry terminals which have good passenger facilities including gift shops, cafes and bureau de change. Ferry services from the port depart to Poole, Portsmouth and Weymouth in England, via the Channel Islands.
The city of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England in the county of Hampshire. The city, which lies on the English Channel coast, has a long and illustrious maritime history and has connections with the Royal Navy that goes back centuries. The city was also one of the world's greatest shipbuilding centres and constructed the world's first ever dry dock in the 15th century, which is still in use today. The city is still an important base for the Royal Navy and is home to a number of important historical ships including the crowning glory of Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory.
Portsmouth was significantly bombed during the Second World War because of its strategic importance, and as a result the city is a mix of old and new buildings with some of the most historic areas being the Hard and the Point. The nearby suburb of Southsea is a popular destination for families and has a lovely stretch of beach, two piers and a good selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and a theme park at Clarence Pier.
Ferry services from the city's port depart to Le Havre, Bilbao, Cherbourg, Caen, St Malo, St Helier, St Peter Port and Ryde.