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Portsmouth to St Malo ferry crossings

Ferries to France from Portsmouth

Brittany Ferries popular Portsmouth to St Malo ferry crossings are one of three direct sailing routes to France from Portsmouth. Sailings every day and from Portsmouth to St Malo take both passengers and cars and offer a range of cabin options to make your overnight crossing more comfortable.

Portsmouth to St Malo sailing times

  • Overnight sailings every day throughout most of the year

  • Overnight crossings taking 11 hours

  • Evening departures allow time for an evening meal on board

  • Morning arrivals at 08:15 mean you can enjoy breakfast in France

St Malo to Portsmouth sailing times

  • Day cruises departing mid-morning throughout most of the year

  • Depart at around 10:30 and enjoy a day on board ship 

  • Arrive in Portsmouth in the early evening in time for your journey home

  • Some overnight sailings available taking around 12 hours

View the full Portsmouth to St Malo ferry timetable for exact sailing times including seasonal variations.

Plan a family holiday...

Getting there: Take the overnight ferry on Sunday night from Portsmouth to St Malo set sail at 20:15 and enjoy an evening meal with the kids, in our self service restaurant there are choices to please the fussiest diners! Book a cabin so you can all get some sleep before you arrive in France at 08:15, you can have early breakfast on board and get on the road to your holiday destination fast.

Getting back: Choose a daytime cruise for your homeward journey boarding at 10:30 allowing you a full day to enjoy the onboard experience. With children's entertainments, a cinema showing the latest films, cafés, bars, restaurants, Wi-fi Internet access, games rooms, sundecks and shops, time will fly and before you know it you'll be back in England at 18:20 ready for your journey home.