Getting to Jersey by Air
Jersey Airport is located approximately 5 miles to the west of St Helier. It was built in 1937 by the States of Jersey and had 4 grass runways. A tarmac runway was opened in 1952 and the grass strips were closed. It has been several times over the years, reaching its current length in 1976. Additional taxiways were added several years later to improve access. Approximately 1.4 million passengers travel through the airport every year.
There are a wide variety of airlines that operate scheduled services to and from Jersey. This includes a minimum of 12 flights daily from London. A number of carriers operate from most regional airports in the UK and Ireland and from several major European cities. In addition, inter-island airline companies offer regular scheduled flights between the Channel Islands and the UK.
Carriers and their respective destinations include;
- Aurigny – which fly to Guernsey
- Blue Islands – which fly to Bristol, Geneva, Guernsey, London-City
- Flybe – which fly to Aberdeen, Birmingham, East Midlands, Exeter, Guernsey, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester and Southampton, plus seasonal flights to Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Durham/Tees Valley, Edinburgh, Geneva, Glasgow-International, Humberside, Inverness, Norwich
- Eurowings – Seasonal flights to Düsseldorf
- Jet2.com – Seasonal flights to East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford and Manchester
- Lufthansa – Seasonal flights to Munich
- Volotea – Seasonal charter flights to Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife-South
- White – Funchal, Madeira
For further destinations and their respective airlines see the airport website
Jersey Airport has all the facilities and amenities for handling private aircraft – from a PA28 to a Boeing business jet – at the Jersey Aero club or Aviation Beauport.
Aviation Beauport is the only premier charter aircraft service in the Channel Islands. They have been in operation since 1969 and provide charter services for clients worldwide, as well as other aviation services for the local market in Jersey.
T: +44 (0)1534 496496
Proair is a private aviation company which was established in 1996. It has its roots in brokerage but has developed to specialise in Aircraft Charter, Aircraft Management and Aircraft Sales
T: +44 (0)800 689 99 66
Jersey airport is well used to helicopters, since helicopters are often part of the various air displays that take place throughout the year. While there are no helicopters in position within the Island there are a number of charter services that will bring a craft from the mainland by prior arrangement should you wish to travel to or from Jersey by this method. Some are included below;
T: +44(0)203 012 0100
T: +44 (0)208 338 1219
Getting to Jersey by Sea
Condor Ferries is the main provider of sea transport to Jersey. The company operates both fast and conventional ferries, with sailings to the Island from Poole, Portsmouth and St Malo.
The French company Manche Îles Express operates a summer passenger-only ferry service between Guernsey, Sark and Barneville-Carteret and Granville, both in France.
St Helier has three modern well-equipped marinas catering for a wide range of craft. The Yacht Harbour Association has awarded all of St Helier’s marinas with the ‘Five Gold Anchor’.
St Helier Marina is Jersey’s main visiting marina, situated in the Upper Harbour, with berthing for up to 200 visiting yachts, accessible three hours each side of high water.
La Collette Yacht Basin is Jersey’s deep-water marina, with access at all states of the tide.
Elizabeth Marina is the Island’s newest marina with 564 berths ranging from 6m to 20m, available to contract craft. Leases are available for one, five and 10 years, plus one-month winter contracts. Access is for three hours, either side of high water.