Jersey Tourist Guide

Before you book your Jersey holiday make sure you read our essential Jersey Tourist Guide below as well as read our Jersey Holidays Questions and Answers, Jersey Facts and Jersey Disability Guide pages.

Jersey Tourist Guide

Q: What is the Capital of Jersey?

A: St Helier is a town in the parish of St Helier and the Capital of Jersey.

Q: What size is Jersey?

A: Jersey is a very small island at just 9 miles by 5 miles, and 45 square miles in size. Despite this small size, there is plenty to do in Jersey. See our tourist attraction page for a guide on what to see and do, and our Jersey Hotels, Jersey Guest Houses, Jersey Self Catering and Jersey Serviced Apartments pages to find where to stay in Jersey.

Q: What is the population of Jersey?

A: In 2019 Jersey was estimated to have a population of around 107,800.

Q: What currency is used in Jersey?

A: Jersey accepts British currency and it is widely used on the island, amongst other currency. For more information on currency in Jersey, see our Jersey Currency page.

Q: What languages are spoken in Jersey?

A: The official language of Jersey is English, but other languages are spoken. See our Jersey Languages page for more information.

Q: Do I need a passport to travel to Jersey?

A: The passport laws are the same as in the UK – British and Irish citizens do not need a passport to move between the Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney. ID cards are recommended though.

Q: What is the Time Zone in Jersey?

A: Jersey follows the same time as the UK – Greenwich Mean Time in the winter and British Summer Time in the summer months.

Q: What is the weather like in Jersey?

A: In Jersey the most popular holiday season is from May until the end of September where temperatures averaging 20ºC. The average rainfall is 84cm (33 inches) a year, most of which falls during the cooler months. Normal beach and holiday wear should be taken for summer. See our Jersey Weather page for more detailed information.

Q: How do I get to Jersey?

A: You can get to Jersey by flying or by boat/ferry/catamaran. Flying from London to Jersey takes just 50 minutes. Also see our Where is Jersey guide to get your bearings.

Q: What is the airport in Jersey?

A: Jersey has one airport ‘Jersey Airport’ in St Peter:

Jersey Airport – St Peter, Jersey JE1 1BY

Q: How do I get around Jersey?

A: There are plenty of ways to get around Jersey, these include walking in Jersey, cycling in Jersey, Jersey bus service or driving in Jersey. As Jersey is small it means that tourist attractions are near to each other so getting about the island is quick and easy.

Q: What is the Telephone Dialing Code for Jersey?

A: The International Country code for Jersey is: +44
The city code for Jersey is: 1534

Q: Is there Duty Free in Jersey?

A: Jersey is a low-duty zone. The following goods may be imported into Jersey by persons over 17 years of age without incurring customs duty:

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 350g of tobacco
  • 2l of still table wine
  • 1l of spirits or 2l of alcoholic beverages under 22% or 2l of sparkling or fortified wine
  • 60g (2 fl oz) perfume and 250ml eau de toilette
  • Other goods to a value of £145