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Ferry from Poole to St Malo (Summer only)



Route: Ferry from Poole (Southern England) to St Malo (Brittany)
Journey time: From 4 hours 55 minutes
Journey highlights:

Crossing operates from May to September only.

As your ferry winds through the beautiful channel islands, you'll have every convenience at hand - shopping, a bureau de change and a variety of eating and drinking options, as well as a comfortable lounge to relax in.

St Malo itself is a historic walled city, which is well worth visiting and not just passing by en route to somewhere else: find out what there is to discover on the St Malo tourism website. The city is also a gateway to the rugged scenery of Brittany, with its beautiful beaches and unique culture and cuisine, which you can learn more about on this website about Breton culture. For an insight into how people are leading green lifestyles in this corner of Western France, check out the Permaculture in Brittany blog, by a couple running a sustainable farm in the region.



Sample itinerary: Depart Poole at 1340 and you'll arrive in St Malo at 1935.
Price: From £27.50 each way
Book your ferry ticket from Poole to St Malo
How to travel to the port:

By train: it's about a 20-25 minute walk from Poole Railway Station to Poole Ferry Terminal. Taxis are also available at most times from the station (Poole taxis tel: 01202 666333, Dial Taxis tel: 01202 666822).

Bu bus: It's about a 20-25 minutes walk from Poole Bus and Coach Station (in the Dolphin Centre) to the Poole Ferry Terminal. Again, taxis are available at most times.

Foot passengers should check in a minimum of 40 minutes before departure. A shuttle bus runs between the passenger terminal and the ship for foot passengers.

Pool Harbour facilities: Cafe, bureau de change, left luggage.

Transfer time: 20-25 minutes walk.
The Ferry Crossing:

Poole to St Malo

In July and August, there are 6 - 7 crossings per week, departing Poole daily at 1340 (arriving St Malo 1935 French time), in September this reduces to 4 ferries per week, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, departing 1340 and arriving 1935.

Frequency of service: Up to 7 ferries per week in Summer

Condor Ferries

Journey time: From 4 hours 55 minutes
Onward travel from the port:

Bienvenue à St Malo

If you’re staying in St Malo and you don’t have a lot of bags to carry, you’re in luck: this ancient gem of a city is very compact – and the walled centre where most of the sights and accommodation are found is a short walk from the ferry terminal. The trip to the railway station for onward travel consists of a short walk to the bus stop (by the swimming pool), from where you take a bus towards the ‘Gare Routière’ (bus station), located just opposite the railway station in the modern part of town. If however you find the walk too much – or you arrive late a night, the only real alternative is to take a taxi from the ferry terminal.

St Malo is a small place, and you can walk around the lovely historic centre. For any longer journeys, there is a good bus network (no night-time services) run by Keolis, who offer a map of the bus network, whilst the St Malo tourist board has cycle hire information for visitors (in English). Standard bus fares cost 1,15€ and are valid for an hour and a half.

The main railway station (Gare de Saint-Malo) is a short walk from the historic walked centre of town, and has connections to numerous destinations around Brittany (including the main transport hub of Rennes), and throughout the country, including regular services to Paris’ Gare de Montparnasse.


Your route to St Malo (Brittany)

The lines on the map are for illustrative purposes only - they don't show the exact route taken by the ferry.