Book a flight to Jersey from the UK and visit a small island with a big personality! The largest of the Channel Islands (at just 9 by 5 miles), Jersey offers a stunning variety of history, gastronomy, and natural beauty.
Airports in Jersey
Jersey Airport is the gateway to the island, and its only airport. The airport is small but has a good range of souvenir shops and cafes for departing visitors. There's been talk recently of rebuilding the terminal, which has been standing since 1937. Despite attempts to designate the terminal as a 'protected historical building' the decision to demolish was taken in 2014.
Airlines that fly to Jersey
Six airlines currently offer flights between the UK and Jersey: Blue Islands, British Airways, Citywing, easyJet, Flybe, and Jet2. Flights are available from a range of smaller airports like Humberside and Norwich as well as from larger airports like London-Gatwick and Manchester.
Getting to your destination
Public bus number 15 runs between the airport and St Helier, the island's capital. The journey takes about half an hour. There's a taxi rank outside the airport, and you can expect to pay about £12* from the airport to St Helier. Although public transport is available, the best way to get around the island is by car. This gives you more opportunities to explore every hidden neuk and cranny and really get more out of your trip. Compare car hire at Jersey Airport now.
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When to visit Jersey
Jersey has a fairly mild temperature all year round, with warm summers and cool winters. During the summer months it can become a real suntrap, with temperatures sitting at around 25°C in July and August. Winters can be damp and a little bit chilly, but as it's the low season this is generally the cheapest time to visit. You'll have the island all to yourself, but the majority of historic attractions are closed between November and March. The weather can also be a bit harsh, with high winds and lots of rain. Great for atmospheric Facebook photos, not so good for leisurely cycles. The most expensive time to visit is August, when the weather is at it's best.
What to see and do
With so much crammed onto this tiny island, Jersey makes a perfect break for romantics and families alike: whether you're planning an action packed holiday or a lazy beach break.
History and Culture: Packed with museums, galleries, gardens and parks Jersey is perfect for exploring on foot in between relaxing stretches of sun bathing. There are some interesting historic attractions, the foremost being the Jersey War Tunnels, which tell the story of the island during Axis occupation in WW2. Mont Orgueil Castle has a long and storied past, dating back to the 13th Century, while Elizabeth Castle on its tidal island makes a great day trip.
Outdoor and Active: For those wanting a little more action there are a huge range of pursuits to try. From jet skiing and sailing to rock climbing, golf and flying lessons, everyone will find something to keep them busy! Jersey is perfect for a walking or cycling holiday, with plenty of terrain to keep things interesting and a wide array of cliff-tops, coves, and forest trails to explore. Fishing is another popular pastime, and you can choose between freshwater and saltwater fishing on the island. Every October there's an Open Shore Bass Festival, where anglers compete to catch the biggest and best fish.
Food and Drink: Jersey is famous for its produce, from tender new potatoes to rich and creamy milk via vibrant and tangy jewel tomatoes. Seafood is very popular on Jersey, with fantastic oysters. Another shellfish you will need to try during your trip is the ormer (a type of sea snail). With all this great produce to choose from, the restaurants on Jersey are predictably fantastic. As of 2015 the island is home to 37 AA Rosettes, as well as four Michelin Star restaurants. There's a good range of cafes and bars, too, so there's no shortage of places to grab a refreshment. Foodies should try to arrive during October for the Tennerfest festival. Some of the island's top restaurants and cafes introduce great value fixed price menus for just over a month, giving you a chance to sample some of Jersey's best produce.
Where to stay
Jersey might be small, but it is full of fantastic places to stay. You can enjoy a spot of glamping in the countryside, or enjoy luxurious views from a seafront hotel. Search and compare accommodation in Jersey.
St Helier, the island's capital, is in a central location ideal for exploring Jersey. St Helier also benefits from fantastic transport links to the island's most popular regions, so you don't need a rental car if you're staying here. The quaint town centre has lots of pretty pedestrianised streets, and is also home to three of the island's major museums: the Maritime Museum, the Jersey Museum, and the Occupation Museum. There are plenty of fantastic bars and restaurants, and a good range of high quality hotels.
For outdoor enthusiasts
Gorey isn't just home to the atmospheric Mont Orgueil Castle, it's also blessed with a beautiful natural bay and is within striking distance of some of the island's finest hiking trails. If you're not feeling too active you can also enjoy the soft sandy beach, perfect for lazy summer days. Although it's a small village, Gorey has more than its fair share of restaurants and cafes: so you can refuel after a tough day of hiking.
St Aubin is an atmospheric port town with lovely 18th century architecture. You'll find everything you need for a chilled out break here, from relaxing cafes and bistros to lovely beaches and boutique hotels. This is also the warmest town on the island, so sun worshippers would do well to base themselves in St Aubin. If you're feeling active you can take a leisurely stroll along The Railway Walk, an old train line which runs between the town and La Corbiere.
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