Condor Ferries currently offer two crossings per day from Poole to Jersey. This is the same ferry that stops in Guernsey. Passengers for Guernsey are dropped off first, then the ferry heads on to Jersey. If you are considering a driving tour of the Channel Islands, this fact might have some bearing on your travel plans. since ferries are fairly frequent between the two islands, you might decide to tour both, and stop at Guernsey first, then onto Jersey. An alternative route to Jersey is offered from Portsmouth to Jersey, also with Condor Ferries.


Journey Time
Poole to Jersey2 per day5 hoursCondorCondor Ferries


Do I need to book a cabin?
No. Cabins are available on the conventional ferry from Portsmouth. However, the Poole crossing has the fast ferry where Condor offer pre-assigned seating for all passengers. There is a choice of class of seat, from standard, to reclining, to Club Class. If you would prefer a cabin, and perhaps a more leisurely overnight crossing, then see the Portsmouth to Jersey crossing.

Which ferry company runs the route?
Condor run this route and are well known for being the Channel Islands specialists, as well as offering routes to areas of France.

Does the ferry sail overnight?
No. The first ferry usually departs Poole early in the morning, and the later ferry just after lunchtime. This means that both arrive in Jersey at a comfortable time for you to get to your accommodation and even enjoy an evening in Jersey.

Moving on from Jersey

As mentioned above, there are plenty of ferries between Jersey and Guernsey, making it easy for you to explore more of the wonderful Channel Islands. Or if you prefer, there are also ferries to the French mainland, where you can hop off at St Malo in just over 1 hour. After that, one idea might be to explore that area of France, and eventually drive on to Cherbourg (around 3 hours from St Malo) and catch the ferry back to Poole from there.