An Effortless and Pleasurable Trip from Jersey to Carteret via the Ferry
The ferry company Manche Iles Express offers ferry service to and from the Jersey cities of St. Helier and Gorey, and Carteret, Normandy. Manche Iles Express operates service between these cities several times a month. See timetable for exact dates and times of operation. The journey duration is approximately 60 minutes on average.
The fare is dependent on various factors such as the traveler’s age, the route, and the time of year. For example, one adult traveling on 9 September and returning 10 September between St. Helier and Carteret will cost 46.52 GBP. Manche Iles Express’ best price guarantee promises that you will pay only for your ticket—no hidden extra fees or surcharges will be included for any reason such as booking fees, fuel surcharge, or using a Visa Electron card. If a lower price for Manche Iles Express is advertised with a tour operator, we will match that price or offer you a refund.
The Manche Iles Express ferries are outfitted for practicality and comfort. Airline style seats are available for a relaxed journey, as well as onboard facilities for snacks and Duty Free shopping. No animals or vehicles are permitted on Manche Iles Express vessels.
Passengers may check-in for the ferry as early as one hour prior to the departure time and no later than 30 minutes before departure.
St. Helier, the capital of Jersey, is a resort village and parish on the south side of the island along St. Aubin’s Bay. It is situated opposite L’Islet, a tidal island accessible by causeway at low tide. St. Helier is the main retail area on the picturesque island and a popular place for visitors to stay. Most of the hotels have beautiful views of the water, and there are numerous restaurants and pubs at which to dine and drink. It offers a modern shopping experience while maintaining its charm of original French storefronts and cobblestone streets.
Gorey, a small village on the east side of Jersey in St. Martin parish, is known for its beaches and the Castle of Mont Orgueil. The castle, which was for 600 years the first defence against a French invasion, is now a place that visitors can explore. There are several hotels at which to stay, and cafes and restaurants for dining. Gorey is popular with families as there is direct access to the beach and playground facilities and green areas for children.
Along the coast of Normandy, nestled in the succession of beaches and cliffs, sets the chic village of Carteret. Visitors to town can stay at any number of excellent hotels accessible to shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. Thursday is market day in Carteret, so you will have the opportunity to meander through and select locally grown produce and homemade food. The quality of vegetables, fruit, bread, cheese, and meat is unsurpassed. It is a convenient and pleasurable way to shop for food and stock the refrigerator if you have rented a house as the supermarkets are often closed on Sundays in the smaller villages. The waterfront area of Carteret bustles with marina traffic: fisherman unloading their catches onto the quay and sailing yachts making their way to and from the estuary or Atlantic. The beaches are one of the main attractions of this area with miles upon miles of sand and sky, and water warmed by the Gulf Stream.