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 FerryThe 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 FerriesPortsmouth - St-Malo : Year round service
7 crossings weekly
Journey time: 9 hours (day), 10¾ hours (overnight)
Condor FerriesWeymouth - 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
Guernsey - St-Malo : Year round service
Jersey - St-Malo : Year round service
St-Malo AirportDinard - 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
Aurigny Air Services
Guernsey: Daily flights, 35 mins duration
Airport Car-hireAvis: 02 99 46 25 20
Europcar: 02 99 46 75 70
Hertz: 02 99 46 15 21
Travel by TrainSt-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
Note: Including the transfer between stations in Paris, total journey time is approximately seven hours.