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Ferries to Channel Islands

Made up of 6 different islands, the Channel Islands encompasses several famous islands within the English Channel, and is an incredibly popular place to visit at all times of year, thanks to their mild climates. From the island of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, and one of the deepest histories of all the islands, to the island of Guernsey, known for its incredible landscapes that have attracted visitors for hundreds of years, to the island of Alderney, famous for its railway that was built in the 19th Century and overlooks the coast, to the island of Sark, known as the car free island, and is home to many beautiful beaches and cliffs.

With up to 94 ferries running per week, provided by 2 ferry operators, there is no shortage of ferries to choose from, so book now with Direct Ferries, to find the best ferry at the best price for you.

Channel Islands sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season, and from month to month, so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Channel Islands Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for ferries to the Channel Islands has up to 94 ferries running per week, across 14 different ferry routes, and provided by 2 different ferry operators, so there is not one single ferry timetable available here. Indeed, ferry timetables for this route can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry routes, changes made by the ferry operators, and other such factors, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most up-to-date information regarding ferry sailings, so you can find the best ferry at the best time for you.

How long does the Ferry to the Channel Islands take?

Ferry sail durations to the Channel Islands can greatly vary thanks to numerous reasons, such as different ferry routes, changes to the ferry routes, different ferry operators, changes made by the ferry operators, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail, so there are many different sail durations here. For ferries to the Channel Islands, ferry sail times can take between 55 minutes, to 1 hour and 20 minutes, to 1 hour and 55 minutes, to 3 hours, to 4 hours and 40 minutes, to 8 hours and 5 minutes, to 10 hours and 20 minutes, to 12 hours and 55 minutes, so be sure to check before you book, what your estimated sail time will be.

Channel Islands Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to the Channel Islands will cost is defined by many separate aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling on, which ferry operator you are travelling with, how you are travelling, and so on, so there are multiple ferry fares on offer here. Instead, we recommend checking out our handy fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.

Can I take my Car on the Ferry to the Channel Islands?

You can take your car with you on certain ferry routes to the Channel Islands, so check before you book whether or not you can take your car with you.

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Channel Islands reviews

  • "Superb"

    Great service, on time. Comfortable boat. Thanks.

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  • "Very caring Captain and Crew"

    Let me just summarise my experience by saying that I will use this service again. Thank you to crew who help my daughter during a very choppy crossing from Jersey to Guernsey. Thank you for the sweets too. Looking forward to using this ferry again.

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  • "Trip to Sark"

    On the day of travel we experienced a rough crossing due to weather conditions between Jersey and Sark. We can not fault the crew with their attentiveness and support that they gave to passengers that were feeling unwell during the crossing.

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  • "A recommander"

    Très satisfait

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