The Carteret Jersey ferry route connects France with Jersey. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Manche Iles Express. The crossing operates up to 5 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 5 minutes.
Carteret Jersey sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers on this route. Prices shown are per person.
The town and port of Carteret is a popular coastal resort located in the north west of France. The town, which can trace its history back to Roman times, evolved into a resort during the Belle Epoque, when seaside holidays became the vogue. Declared a "tourist town" in 1921, Carteret since 1995 has been recognised as having a Blue Flag beach which is a designation awarded to coastal areas adhering to specific environmental standards. In 1965, the towns of Barneville-sure-Mer and Carteret were merged to form one municipality.
Sometimes referred to as the 'port of isles', the Port of Carteret is the present port of Barneville-Carteret and is located on the right bank of the mouth of the Gerfleur River, at the end of Cape Carteret. The large pier and south dike were completed in 1880; the following year, a ferry began service to Jersey. In 1945 the small port, used as a shelter for fishermen during spring tide, was enlarged with the help of combat engineers from the American 280th Battalion stationed in Carteret.
The town of St Helier is located on the island of Jersey which is one of the Channel Islands that are in the English Channel. St Helier is one of twelve parishes on the island and is the island's capital and largest town, with a population of around 30,000. The town takes its name from the 6th century Ascetic hermit, Helier, or Helerius. The hermit's feast day is marked by an annual municipal and ecumenical pilgrimage to the Hermitage on the 16th of July.
Popular with visitors is the Central Market, which is an indoor market on Beresford Street, which was opened in 1882 and has been declared a Site of Special Interest. The market has Victorian architecture on show which includes cast iron structures and an ornamental fountain.
Passenger facilities at the town's port include cafes, shops and duty free outlets. Ferry services operating from the port depart to destinations in France and England along with services to Guernsey. services to the UK travel to Poole, Weymouth and Portsmouth and to St Malo in France.