PLAN YOUR TRIP
Our customer support team have used their knowledge to put together a list of answers to your most frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered below, then please get in touch!
Condor Ferries operate to the highest safety standards, as set down by the International Maritime Organisation and monitored by the regulatory authorities for all our ports. We advise all passengers to be aware of the onboard Assembly Stations and to listen carefully to all announcements made by the crew. For your own safety and security some restrictions apply to the carriage of dangerous goods on our ships. Please see our Conditions of Carriage for more detailed information.
Because many of our services call at more than one port, it is important that we have checked-in all vehicles booked to travel into the pre-boarding lanes before we commence embarkation. Late arrivals heading for certain destinations can disrupt the vehicle loading sequence of the ship which in turn may delay the departure. Once all booked passengers are checked in and have boarded, check in will close and the sailing will depart, and on occasions up to 20 minutes earlier than the scheduled departure time. If passengers have not checked-in for the scheduled departure, check-in will close one hour prior to departure for those travelling in a Car and 40 minutes for those travelling on foot. Passengers who miss the check-in cut off will be transferred to the next available sailing, subject to availability and in line with Condor Ferries' Terms and Conditions.
Poole: There is a pay on return car park opposite the terminal. You can pay with cash and card.
Portsmouth: Car parking is available near the terminal
More information on our terminals and the parking available can be found on our port pages.
Many of our services call at more than one port; therefore it is vital that we load the cars in a certain sequence to ensure that the disembarkation and embarkation at each subsequent port of call is as efficient as possible. The last thing we want to have to do is to ask any customer to return to the car deck to move his/her vehicle so that another customer can alight.
If you are reaching our ports by Satnav, the postcodes for the ports are as follows:
Poole: BH15 4AJ
Portsmouth: PO2 8SP
Jersey: JE2 3NW
Guernsey: GY1 2LL
St Malo: 35400
For directions to the ferry ports please see our port pages.
Taking your caravan to Jersey
Condor Ferries can book your caravan travel direct to Jersey, and upon doing so will advise you that an entry permit is required. Please contact States of Jersey Tourism 01534 448800 or make your reservations through one of the following campsites and they will supply you with an entry permit. Beuvelandes, Rozel Camping Park and Daisy Cottage.
Taking your Caravan to Guernsey
At present, Motorhomes travelling from the UK or France will need to plan ahead when going to Guernsey. Motorhome owners will need to pre-arrange a permit which can be acquired and organised by campsites on the Island. Unfortunately, Condor Ferries is unable to provide you with a permit, however if you get in touch with one of the Guernsey Campsites listed below they will be able to supply you with an entry permit. Please contact La Bailloterie Camping, Vaugrat Campsite or Fauxguet Valley Campsite and they will supply you with an entry permit.
Taking your Caravan to France
At present, caravans and motorhomes are not permitted on our fast ferry connecting services from the UK to St Malo and vice versa.
We do allow pets to travel but they must comply with the PET Travel Scheme.
Please note: foot passengers travelling to and from France are not permitted to travel with a pet.
There is more information about travelling with your dog, cat and other domestic animals in our Help & Advice section.
While we are typically unable to allow pets in the passenger lounges, recognised assistance dogs are carried free of charge on all of our ferries, and are permitted to travel in the passenger lounges and public areas. They just need to be on a lead or harness.
An assistance dog is one which has been specifically trained to assist a disabled person and certified by an organisation that is a full member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI) or International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF).
Emotional support dogs that are not recognised as assistance dogs by the above organisations are not allowed to travel in the public areas. In this case, please book your dog to travel as a domestic pet.
There is not normally a charge for checking in a bicycle providing you supply details when you book. Numbers of bicycles per crossing are strictly limited and if you arrive with a bicycle without a booking you may be asked to leave your bike behind. You can book your bicycle online, over the phone or at the port. For more information please see our ‘Help & Advice’ Section here.
When travelling on foot, you will need to check in no later than 40 minutes before the scheduled departure time shown on your booking confirmation. . This is to ensure everybody can check in and board and the ship can sail on time. By printing your e-boarding card at home, there’s now no need to check in at our ticket offices, you can board at the security gates making the process quicker and more efficient. Nonetheless please respect the check in times shown on your booking confirmation.
Once all booked passengers are checked in and have boarded, check in will close and the ship can depart up to 20 minutes earlier than the scheduled departure time. Check-in will close 40 minutes prior to departure for foot passengers, and one hour prior to departure for those travelling in a Car. Passengers who miss the check-in cut off will not be entitled to a refund but may be able to book on the next available sailing, subject to availability and after paying the relevant fare in full.
Personal luggage used for social, domestic or private purposes may be carried by foot passengers free of charge. Only luggage that may reasonably be described as hand baggage, for example a small handbag or small backpack may be carried by day trip Passengers and shall be carried at the sole discretion of the Company.
All single items of portable luggage larger than a handbag/small backpack (e.g. rucksacks, suitcases - hold luggage) should be checked in and bags checked in should weigh no more than 25kg per bag. All personal accompanied luggage will be weighed at Check in, and anything weighing between 20 and 25 kilograms should be labelled as heavy. Any additional baggage with be charged at £30 per item.
Carry on bags must fit within the following dimensions: H56cm x W45cm x D25cm. Any bag exceeding H56cm x W45cm x D25cm will need to be checked in and placed in the hold.
Please note: For your own safety and comfort, on busy sailings all bags are required to be checked in. Only small handbags and small rucksacks will be allowed in seating areas.
For more details please see our Terms and Conditions.
We offer discounts for groups of 10 or more passengers. This is typically 10% off the normal travel cost, including seating or cabin upgrades. For more information visit the Travelling as a Group section and send us the completed form to claim your group discount. Bookings for groups of persons (being 10 or more people) aged 16 and/or 17 will not be permitted without an accompanying responsible adult travelling at the same time.
We accept most major credit & debit cards (except for American Express and Electron) and do not apply charges for customers using credit or debit cards when making bookings. Group Bookings require a 10% or £100.00 deposit whichever is greater upon confirming the booking and must be paid in full a minimum 30 days before date of travel.
If you are unable to travel on your booking or one of the journeys, you can cancel by phoning 01202 207 242 or email Group.Travel@condorferries.co.uk .
Below charges are applicable per Group booking for the total journey price and in all cases, 100% of the booking fee and amendment fee is chargeable upon cancelling the booking.
>30 days before departure
15-29 days before departure
7-14 days before departure
0-6 days before departure
If a Group fails to cancel a booking before the latest check in time or does not join the sailing as booked, a 100% charge of the value of that journey will be levied. In any event there is a minimum cancellation fee of the Non-refundable deposit.
Bookings must be cancelled through our Groups Team by calling 01202 207 242 or email: Group.firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can make changes to your bookings with our Groups Team by calling 01202 207 242 or email: Group.email@example.com. You can change the date of your sailing, add or remove passengers, upgrade your seats as well as change passenger names.
Your booking can be updated up to 24 hours before departure, prior to your e-boarding cards being issued.
Yes. Amendment fees are applicable in addition to any difference in the fare. Amendment fees apply per amendment per booking. Amendment fees are shown below
>30 days before departure
7-29 days before departure
0-6 days before departure
When travelling on foot, we recommend that Groups check in no later than 60 minutes before the scheduled departure time shown. This makes for a more comfortable experience for all parties and ensures that the ship can sail on time. By printing your e-boarding card at home, there’s now no need to check in at our ticket offices, you can board at the security gates making the process quicker and more efficient. Nonetheless please respect the check in times shown on your booking confirmation.
Once all booked passengers have checked in and have boarded, check in will close and the ship may depart up to 20 minutes earlier than the scheduled departure time. Check-in will close 60 minutes prior to departure for Group foot passengers. Passengers who miss the check-in cut off will not be entitled to a refund but may be able to book on the next available sailing, subject to availability and after paying the relevant fare in full.
Condor Ferries do not accept unaccompanied minors under the age of 16 years for travel on any of its services. Minors aged 16 or 17 may travel unaccompanied on the basis that their parent or guardian provide their written consent for the minor to travel at the time of booking. They should also be aware that there is no specific service provided, and that their parent/guardian deems the minor capable of independent travel. French residents seeking travel will require written approval as required under French Law. A 16 – 18-year-old may accompany up to two others below the age of 16, on the same basis and at the absolute discretion of Condor Ferries as to the safety of same. No persons under the age of 18 will be accepted for travel on overnight services such as those provided on Commodore Clipper unless accompanied by an adult 18 and over. Groups of 16 & 17-year-olds will not be accepted without an accompanying adult (1 adult to every 10 young people).
What equipment do I need to access the Wi-Fi network?
Any Wi-Fi enabled device such as a smart phone, laptop or tablet.
How do I access the Wi-Fi network?
Switch on your device and open 'Settings'
Use 'Wi-Fi' to select the network Condor_WiFi_Public
Open the internet browser and you will be redirected to the internet access portal; if not then type the following url into your browser http://login
A login/register screen will appear. Follow the instructions and enter your Wi-Fi activation and agree to the terms and conditions to continue
Do I have to register?
Can I roam on the Condor Public Wi-Fi network?
Yes. Roaming is available on wireless network only on the main deck.
Can I send and receive large files?
We recommend that you limit emails and attachments as Satellite Internet connection is slower than cable broadband.
No public network is fool proof. Ensure you do your best to protect yourself and your device: