Albert Terminal

Opening hours

In the summer, Albert Terminal is open daily from 6am - 10pm or until the last passenger vessel has departed, whichever is earlier.

In the winter the service is restricted and will open around the shipping companies’ office hours.

The Quayside café is open from 6am to 3pm, six days a week.


Facilities available to passengers at the Albert Terminal include:

  • café (outside the terminal)
  • drinks machines
  • cash machines (follow the blue line in front of the terminal)

Ferry and tour operators

Manche Iles operates regular summer passenger ferry services to the following destinations:

  • Guernsey
  • Sark
  • Carteret
  • Granville

Manche Iles also offers booking facilities in the terminal.

Departing from Albert Terminal

Foot passengers must check-in no later than 45 minutes before the scheduled sailing. Once you’ve received your boarding cards, you should wait in the main hall until you’re called though to security. You should listen carefully to any announcements.

Arriving at Albert Terminal

On arrival in the terminal building, passengers from Saint Malo, Carteret and Granville will be required to clear immigration. Guernsey, Sark and cleared international passengers will then proceed into the baggage reclaim / arrivals hall.

Passengers transferring to Condor Ferries

Passengers transferring to Condor Ferries to Guernsey, Poole, Weymouth or Saint Malo should follow the blue line to the right of the main entrance.

Public parking

The car park at Elizabeth Terminal has 90 spaces available, with 24 hour access. Paycards must be used in this car park between the hours of 08:00 to 17:00, Monday to Saturday (including bank holidays).

The underground car park at the Waterfront complex (approximately 2 minutes walk away) has over 120 spaces, with 24 hour access. This is a collect ticket and pay on exit car park.

There are also a few time restricted 10 minutes spaces, as follows:

  • 20-minute parking disc zone in front of Elizabeth Terminal and on the Albert Pier (opposite Lifeboat Café)
  • 10-minute parking disc zone in front of the Quayside café on the Albert Pier
  • 1-hour parking disc zone is available alongside the sea wall opposite the Elizabeth terminal car park 

Parking discs must be used in these spaces.

There is no long term parking on the Albert Pier.

Disabled parking

There are 3 spaces opposite the Harbour Café at the Elizabeth Terminal. Drivers must display a valid disabled badge and appropriate parking disc.

In the main car park opposite the Elizabeth Terminal the parking limit for disabled drivers is 12 hours in any 24 hours. Drivers must display a valid disabled bade and scratchcard, which will give 2 hours parking per unit.  

There is 1 space available adjacent to the Quayside Café.

Buses / taxis / hire cars

The central bus station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the terminal. The public bus station is located at Liberty Wharf and is approx 7 minutes walk from the Elizabeth Terminal. The public bus service is operated by Liberty Bus and offers a year-round island-wide service. For public bus timetables and information please visit or telephone +44 (0)1534 828555.

A taxi rank is situated in front of the terminal, or taxis can be booked prior to arrival.

Europcar has a depot at the terminal. Other hire car companies will meet passengers at the terminal and transfer them to their depot.