Manche Iles Express

Manche Iles Express operates ferry crossings between the Channel Islands, in the English Channel, and the Normandy region of France, as well as frequent inter island sailings.

In partnership with Conseil Général de la Manche, Manche Iles Express began operating a ferry service connecting the department of Manche in Normandy and the Channel Islands in 2005. Services are completed aboard their two high speed vessels named Granville, holding up to 245 passengers and Victor Hugo, accommodating 195 with a max speed of 32 knots. Both ships are equipped with airline style seats and snack bars, ideal for the short inter-island journeys, as well as duty-free shops.

Sailings run from the French ports of Granville, Diélette and Carteret, bound for the Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark and Alderney. Given the short journey times, with some lasting as little as 55 minutes, travelling with Manche Iles Express is perfect for day trips to France, or to the Channel Islands themselves.

With directferries.com.au you can find Manche Iles Express timetables, fares and book Manche Iles Express ferry tickets. Where applicable we’ll also compare Manche Iles Express with alternative ferry companies.

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Manche Iles Express Customer Reviews

  • "Manche Ile Express "

    An excellent, efficient and well run service. Would highly recommend

    'Clare' travelled with Manche Iles Express

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  • "Smooth experience"

    I have recently travelled to France & back via the Victor Hugo from Jersey. This was my second experience & once again as last year, was a pleasurable experience. Yes you have to queue to collect your boarding ticket, but other than that, found the experience to be be very relaxing. The boat crew are very friendly & did not wince carrying my 20k suitcase down the steps & onto the boat. The seats are very roomy & comfortable onboard & there is a basic refreshment bar & duty free to keep you occupied during the 1 hour 5 minute crossing & the staff speak great English, if you are like me & your French is poor! Made to feel welcome & the crew always say goodbye as you disembark & if like me you have bulky luggage, you will find it waiting for you on the quayside when you get off. Perfect!!

    'Gail' travelled with Manche Iles Express

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  • "Well worth a vist by ferry"

    If only there had been better signage at Granville we could have got on the boat without any trouble. Nobody told us to exchange our internet booking with tickets and on the return nobody told us we needed boarding cards. Otherwise, the trip was quite pleasant.

    'David' travelled with Manche Iles Express

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  • "Good Breakfast!"

    We had a smooth and trouble - free trip, excellent breakfast - especially the sausages! The staff were very good and helpful and polite, we'd usae this service again

    'Sandra' travelled with Manche Iles Express

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