Ferries to Guernsey
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Ferries to Guernsey

Guernsey is an island in the English Channel, just off the coast of Normandy and along with Jersey, and a number of smaller islands including Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou and Lihou, Guernsey forms part of the Channel Islands.

With a total land area of seventy eight square kilometres, and a coastline of fifty kilometres, the landscape of Guernsey is dominated by its coastal features. Of its population of just sixty seven thousand, around a quarter live in St Peter Port, which is Guernsey’s capital, as well as its main port, providing a gateway to the island from France, neighbouring Jersey and England.

The unique blend of French and English culture and the fact that both languages are spoken widely on the island make Guernsey a popular destination for visitors from the UK, France, and other parts of mainland Europe.

Getting to Guernsey by ferry is a relatively painless experience with a choice of departure ports from both sides of the channel as well as inter-channel-island services from Jersey. Condor Ferries operate year round crossings from Portsmouth, Jersey and St Malo with both conventional and fast ferries, as well as a seasonal service from Poole. Manche Iles Express operates passenger only services to Guernsey from the French ports of Diélette, Carteret and Granville at various times throughout the year with some services travelling via Jersey.

The island has an extensive bus route, which makes travelling around by public transport relatively straightforward. St Peter Port is well connected to the bus routes, meaning you can travel quickly and easily from your ferry to your final destination by bus. There are also a number of car hire options available at the ferry port and airport, for visitors who want the most flexible and self-contained transport option. The island does have some unusual traffic rules and a maximum speed limit of 35 mph across the entire island, which can take some visiting driver by surprise.

Ferries to Guernsey - FAQs

What is the quickest ferry to Guernsey?

Poole to Guernsey is the quickest ferry crossing to Guernsey from England. This route takes approximately 3 hours. Condor Ferries operates this route with 7 weekly sailings. The next quickest route is Portsmouth to Guernsey, which takes approximately 7 hours, with 6 weekly sailings.

Which ferries go to Guernsey?

Ferries to Guernsey sail from Portsmouth and Poole. Condor Ferries operates ferries from England to Guernsey with 13 weekly sailings. From Guernsey you can also get ferry travel to the neighboring island of Jersey or take a short ferry crossing to mainland France.

What is the cheapest ferry to Guernsey?

The cheapest ferry to Guernsey with Direct Ferries last month was £35, from Poole to Guernsey. The cheapest prices are typically during off peak times and low seasons. Compare prices from England to Guernsey with our deal finder to find the cheapest deals.

Guernsey reviews

  • "first time used"

    Travelled to Guernsey outward from Portsmouth return to Poole. both vessels clean staff excellent as was the food served. Duty free had a good selection. Will certainly use either route again.

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  • "Pleasant crossing with Confor Ferries in March"

    This has been the second time that we traveled from with Condor Ferries to St Malo. Both times we very satisfied with the booking on Directferries and the very comfortable catamarans which glide softly through the sea even in rough weather. The offer of drinks and food is good and the shop as well. I particularly liked the luggage service. During the holiday season the ferries can be very full and there is not much space for luggage. You can hand it in and collect it from the luggage belt as soon as you have passed custom control. Very efficient!

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  • "Enjoyed our trip"

    We enjoyed this journey. The ferry was stable and quiet.

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  • "Superb "

    Beautiful crossings, very fast. The staff are friendly and efficient. You can pay in £ or € on the ferry. The choice and quality of sandwiches on board should be looked at. We recommend, however, Condor Ferries and Directferries.fr website for reservations. No problem. We will come back by Directferries if needed in the future! Thank you!

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