Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, situated not far from the Normandy coastline. As it is not governed by UK legislation, the island has a special relationship with the EU. Cheap flights from the UK can be bought from a range of airlines including Aer Lingus, British Airways, Easyjet and Flybe. The busiest passenger flight route to Jersey are flights departing from Gatwick, but Southampton and Manchester are also popular departure airports. The average flight takes approximately 1 hour from the UK. Direct flights are easy to find with our free flight comparison tool. Despite its size, Jersey nevertheless has a lot to offer visitors. From the Durrell Wildlife Park to clean, sandy beaches and impressive castles, museums and art galleries, the island has something to satisfy the needs of all. Visit St. Helier if you're a shopaholic - you're sure to enjoy its eclectic mix of local shops and high street stores.
With regards to transport, three different car hire companies offer their services at the airport: Avis, Europcar and Hertz. Alternatively, CT Plus offers a bus network that has several routes around the island and enables you to visit many of the main towns and attractions. There is a well-used cycle network that can be used if you want to walk between St. Helier and La Corbiere. Trains are not generally in operation on the island, but there is a heritage railway and operational steam train that can be found at the Pallot Heritage Museum. Jersey is a relatively small island but by no means lacks options and attractions. Visit the family-run Pearl Factory or learn more about the Occupation in the War Tunnels, the Hampton Museum and the Noirmont Command Bunker. Take a trip to the ruins of the Grosnez Castle or venture to Elizabeth Castle, the fortress that has defended the island for more than 300 years. Alternatively, if relaxation is your prerogative, simply enjoy the long, sandy beaches and a comparatively warmer climate to that of the UK.