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Poole to St Malo Ferries

Book a Poole to St Malo ferry from just £280 return for a car plus 4 people. Located in Brittany, the town is the birthplace of legendary sailors including Jacques Cartier and has 4 weekly sailings between it and the Dorset port of Poole.

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Poole to St Malo Ferry Crossing with fort on beach

Ferry crossings from Poole to St Malo

Escape to Brittany with a crossing between Poole and St Malo. Poole is conveniently located just off the M27 and is under a 3 hour drive from London (outside of rush hour). St Malo is around 120 miles north of Nantes, making it a great port for breaks in central and southern France.

Condor Ferries is the only ferry operator that provides sailings on the Poole to St Malo route, with crossings taking just over 6 hours.

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Poole – St Malo Ferry Timetable & Sailings

Condor Ferries operates up to 4 direct sailings per week on the Poole-St Malo crossing between the months of May and October. Additional sailings are available, however these involve a change in the Channel Islands and can take up to 11 hours in total.

There are occassional sailings during holiday periods (such as Christmas), so it’s best to check on the Condor Ferries website if you’re looking to travel outside of the peak months.

Check-in opens 2 hours before the departure time and closes 1 hour before the scheduled departure time, with the crossing taking 6 to 7 hours in total. All departure/arrival times listed in the Pool-St Malo timetables on the Condor website are local times and are subject to change based on weather conditions.

Facilities on the Poole to St Malo Route

For direct sailings Condor Ferries use the Voyager ferry. The vessel is the latest addition to the Condor fleet and is fast catamaran (travelling at 40+ knots) which can carry up to 850 passengers.

All passengers will benefit from a super-speedy journey, comfortable seating, an onboard duty-free shop and both a cafe and bar. The lounges are air-conditioned and Condor guarantee that every passenger will have a seat on the Voyager.

On indirect routes between Poole-St Malo Condor Ferries use the Liberation alongside the Voyager. The Liberation is a high-speed trimaran that boasts a choice of 3 seating options (there’s an option to upgrade to a private lounge with leather recliners), multiple bars, shops and a children’s TV room.

Common questions on ferries to St Malo from Poole

How long is the ferry from Poole to St Malo?

The average duration for most crossings on the Poole-St Malo route is a little over 6 hours. Indirect ferries can take anywhere from just over 8 hours to up to 11 hours in total.

How early should I arrive at the Poole ferry port?

Condor Ferries check-in usually opens 2 hours before the sailing time and closes 1 hour before departure. It’s advised that you allow plenty of time for potential traffic delays as there are limited crossings on the route, so you may have to wait a couple of days for the next one if you end up missing your scheduled sailing to St Malo.

Can I park at the port of Poole?

Poole ferry port operates a passenger car park, which is located just behind the foot passenger hall. Pricing starts from £1 for an hour and goes up to £15 per day if you’re leaving your car for longer. You can pay by either cash or card on your return to the vehicle.

Do I have to change ships on my journey to St Malo?

For all direct crossings there are no changes needed. If you’ve booked an indirect/connecting service via the Channel Islands you may have to change vessels or disembark for immigration checks.



  • 4 sailings weekly between Poole & St Malo
  • 6.25 hour journey time

*Price return for car + 2 people