The Portsmouth to Jersey ferry crossing is one of a number of options ferry travellers have of getting from England to the Channel Islands. The route is operated by Condor Ferries, who are the Channel Island ferry specialists. This particular crossing stops at Guernsey first, then sails on to Jersey. Condor also offer routes from Poole to the Channel Islands.


Journey Time
Portsmouth to Jersey6 per week10.5 hoursCondorCondor Ferries


Does the ferry sail overnight?
The ferry sails during the daytime, departing Portsmouth at 09.00 and arriving in Jersey around 10 and a half hours later.

Do I need to book a cabin?
There’s a nice choice in interior or exterior cabins, plus a the upper class “Superior Cabin”. But you could just book a reclining seat or even a Club Class seat if you feel you won’t need too much sleep during the 8 hour daytime crossing. But don’t forget that cabins can be booked at reasonable rates (from around £30) and can work out really well if you have a long drive ahead, or have children in your group.

Moving on from Jersey

Should you feel the need to explore further afield, then you could take the ferry back to Guernsey, or on to France at St Malo. Alternatively, you could explore the different Channel Islands without the car, and take the passenger ferry to Alderney or Sark.