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St-Malo Getting There

Getting to St-Malo

St-Malo is the most visited place in Brittany. This is due to both its status as a marvellous walled city and the fact that it is one of the major ferry ports in this part of France.

Whether visiting the city for a long weekend or just passing through as part of a longer trip to Brittany, there are various options for travelling to St-Malo of which the most popular is by ferry from the south coast of Britain or the Channel Islands.

Those looking for a quicker journey can make the short hop by air from London Stansted or East Midlands airports. Alternatively, a single change in Paris connects train users from London to St-Malo.

St-Malo Ferry

The ferry port is situated about 300 m south of the citadel walls and around half a kilometre from the main gate at Porte St-Vincent.

Brittany Ferries

Portsmouth - St-Malo : Year round service
7 crossings weekly
Journey time: 9 hours (day), 10 hours (overnight)

Condor Ferries

Weymouth - St-Malo : Year round service
7 crossings weekly (change at Jersey or Guernsey)
Journey time: from 6 hours 45 mins

Poole - St-Malo : May - September
7 crossings weekly
Journey time: from 5 hours 35 mins

Guernsey - St-Malo : Year round service
18 crossings weekly
Journey time: from 1 hour 45 mins

Jersey - St-Malo : Year round service
14 crossings weekly
Journey time: from 1 hour 15 mins

St-Malo Airport

Dinard - Pleurtuit - St-Malo Airport is located 6 km south east of Dinard and 14 km from St-Malo. There are no connecting rail or bus services so those without car hire will require a taxi. The transfer takes about 20 minutes depending on traffic conditions at a cost of approximately 20 EUR. Due to demand it is worth pre-booking a taxi (most of the hotels will arrange this if requested).



London Stansted: 6 flights per week, 1 hour 10 mins duration
East Midlands (Nottingham): 4 flights per week, 1 hour 15 mins duration

Aurigny Air Services

Guernsey: Daily flights, 35 mins duration

Airport Car-hire

Avis: 02 99 46 25 20
Europcar: 02 99 46 75 70
Hertz: 02 99 46 15 21

Travel by Train

St-Malo train station is located 2 km east of the citadel and this should be factored in when planning a departure time.

EuroStar: London St-Pancras - Paris Nord, 2 hours 15 mins duration
TGV: Paris Montparnasse - St-Malo, 3 hours 10 mins duration

Note: Including the transfer between stations in Paris, total journey time is approximately seven hours.


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