Jersey is the perfect destination for an island break, a phenomenal blend of English and French culture with exciting towns, fascinating attractions and incredible beaches. Whether you are a first time traveller to Jersey or a seasoned visitor, you will be in awe with what Jersey has to offer. If you’re looking for the essential pieces of Jersey tourist information either when planning or during your trip, look no further.
Getting to Jersey
Before diving deep into Jersey tourist information, you need to plan your Jersey holiday and how you are going to get there.
If you are travelling from the UK, sixteen UK airports offer direct flights to Jersey with frequent daily departures from both London Heathrow and Southampton. Many UK airports offer a year round service and often daily service to Jersey with some smaller airports operating seasonal flights. You can also travel to Jersey from the UK via ferry with routes from Poole and Portsmouth to St Helier. You can make the journey on Condor Ferries either by car or on foot.
If you are travelling from elsewhere in Europe, flight connections to Jersey are also available from Dublin, Dusseldorf, Sonderborg, Munich, Mallorca, Tenerife, Madeira and Malaga. Many of these services are infrequent or seasonal. There is one ferry service in operation between Jersey and France connecting St Helier to St Malo.
Jersey Travel Requirements
One of the most important pieces of Jersey tourist information is the island’s entry requirements.
Jersey is part of the Common Travel Area and upholds the same immigration controls as the UK. If you are travelling from within the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland and Crown Dependencies) it is not required to carry identification for immigration purposes and you are entitled to travel freely. However, airlines and ferry companies require identification for travel so please confirm the identification you need prior to travel.
If you are an EU national, you will require a valid passport but a visa is not required.
If you are not an EU or UK national, you will require a valid passport and visa requirements vary. Please check gov.je for information regarding visas and travel requirements.
Information for International Travellers to Jersey
For visitors from outside of the UK, a valid International Driving Permit is required if you intend to drive in Jersey.
The international dialling code is the same as the UK (+44) and the area code for Jersey is 1534.
The time zone in Jersey is the same as the UK, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in the Winter and British Summer Time (BST) in the Summer.
Jersey has its own currency, Jersey Pound Sterling (JEP), which has the same value as the UK currency Great British Pound (GBP). UK currency is widely accepted across the island, however, JEP is not an accepted legal tender in the UK.
The official Jersey languages are English and French. English is more widely spoken and all road signs will be in English with some subtitled in French.
One of the most frequently searched for pieces of Jersey tourist information is how to get around. The simplest way to get around is to drive and with Jersey’s easy to navigate roads, driving is incredibly convenient. Driving gives you the flexibility of exploring at your own pace and the ability to reach locations that public transport may not visit. In Jersey, driving is on the left-hand side of the road making it very straightforward for UK visitors. If you are travelling by ferry, you can take your own car with you, just make sure you have a nationality sticker displayed on the back of the vehicle. Alternatively, if you fly to Jersey, a number of car hire companies can be found on arrival at the airport with great deals on vehicle rentals.
If you choose not to drive or are a non-driver, Jersey also has an exceptional public transportation service. Liberty Bus operates a service across the island with regular connections between the airport, St Helier and Jersey’s main attractions. You can purchase single, multi-day or family tickets either on board or at the Liberation bus station. It is recommended to purchase a multi-day ticket at the station as you will receive a card rather than a paper ticket which will be more durable. For timetables, you can access them online or obtain a paper one from either the Liberation bus station customer service desk or the Jersey Tourist Information Centre.
Walking and cycling are also popular options for getting around Jersey if you are not planning on travelling a huge distance. The island offers a wealth of walking paths and cycling trails including Green Lanes, a 50 mile network of lanes giving walkers and cyclists priority over cars. You can obtain maps and information about bicycle hire at the Jersey Tourist Information Centre.
Read our Jersey Transport page for more details.
Jersey offers an abundance of accommodation options with something to suit everyone. The island has an extensive list of places to stay with accommodation available in every corner of the island from buzzing St Helier to the quietest coastal corners.
For a spot of luxury, Jersey boutique hotels and intimate Jersey guest houses offer all the fine amenities needed for a relaxing break. Families and avid explorers will be at home in the island’s abundance of self-catering units with lots of space, privacy and independence. Serviced campsites and bargain hostels are also available for those on a budget providing a cheap base for discovering Jersey and what it has to offer. In addition, Jersey also has a great list of unique accommodation offerings including grand castles, a seaside barge and a radio tower.
Jersey offers the best weather in the British Isles with warm Summers and mild Winters. The peak tourism period is in the Summer months when the weather is at its best between May and September. Temperatures during this period average 20ºC with the possibility of reaching high twenties on the very best days. The average Winter temperatures are between 5ºC and 8ºC. The island receives year round rainfall with an average of 87cm of rain annually and the majority of downpours occur in the cooler months but Summer months can be temperamental.
Jersey Tourist Information Centre
The Jersey Tourist Information Centre is located in St Helier inside the Liberation Bus Station. The team at the Jersey Tourist Information Centre can answer any pressing questions you have during your time in Jersey as well as providing assistance and recommendations. You can also obtain information regarding attractions, events and public transportation including maps and bus timetables.
You can visit the Jersey Tourist Information Centre at:
Esplanade, Liberation Bus Station, St Helier, Jersey JE2 3AS
- Monday: 10:00 – 16:00
- Tuesday: 10:00 – 16:00
- Wednesday: 10:00 – 16:00
- Thursday: 10:00 – 16:00
- Friday: 10:00 – 16:00
- Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00
- Sunday: 10:00 – 15:00
You can contact the Jersey Tourist Information Centre at: