When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Jersey?
The best time to visit Jersey is in September when the sea temperature is warmest and the island is less busy than in the peak summer season. Airfares are lower outside of the summer holidays and school breaks, so the best time to get cheap Jersey flights is spring, autumn or winter when Jersey is still very beautiful and more budget-friendly flights are available.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Jersey?
It’s best to book at least a month in advance to find cheap flights to Jersey. Using Netflights.com, you can compare prices on hundreds of airlines and routes to find the best deals for your dates. If you aren’t tied to travelling on a specific date or you’re looking for cheap last-minute flights, try using the ‘flexible dates’ tool to find the cheapest day of the week to fly. Travelling midweek, for example, could help you save money on return flights to Jersey.
Flying to Jersey Airport JER
Jersey Airport (JER) is situated in Saint Peter, about 7 kilometres northwest of Jersey’s capital, Saint Helier. It serves around 1.6 million passengers a year. Flights to JER from most airports in the UK take less than an hour.
You can fly to Jersey from many international and regional UK airports, including Edinburgh, Southampton and London City. British Airways operates direct flights to Jersey from London Gatwick, and Flybe has a non-stop service from London City and many other airports around the country.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Jersey Airport is the only airport serving the island. It has one terminal for arrivals and departures. Facilities at the airport include a children’s play area in the arrivals hall, a chapel, post office and bureau de change. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport. There’s also a café in arrivals and a variety of shops.
Getting to the City from Jersey Airport JER
Getting to St Helier, Jersey’s capital, from the airport is easy. Bus number 15 leaves from the stop in front of the arrivals area, and takes you to Liberation Station in St Helier via Red Houses and St Aubin. The journey will take around 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the taxi rank in front of the arrivals terminal. Taxis in Jersey run on a meter.
Why Visit Jersey?
Jersey’s long, rugged beaches and bays make it a perfect coastal retreat from the UK for British travellers. At only five miles long and nine miles wide, it’s easy to explore the island and get around during your trip, whether you’re staying for a weekend or longer.
You could start your holiday with an exhilarating morning surfing the Atlantic waves at St Ouen’s Bay or St Brelade’s Bay on the west side of the island, before heading to the Jersey Crab Shack in St Brelade for crab rolls for lunch. From there, head eastwards to explore Jersey’s intriguing wartime history at the Jersey War Tunnels, a series of galleries telling the story of Jersey’s occupation and liberation. Further north, at Trinity, a visit to Jersey Zoo and the Durrell Wildlife Reserve is a great day out for families, and you can get even closer to the animals by booking one of the zoo’s ‘keeper for a day’ experiences, as well as encounters with apes, bears or meerkats.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
Jersey’s currency is the British pound, and the main language is English, although Portuguese, Polish and the traditional language, Jèrriais, are also spoken. As it’s part of the British Isles, British citizens travelling from the UK don’t need a visa to enter Jersey or to show a passport for immigration purposes, but you should bring photo ID with you. Before embarking your return flights, it’s worth checking what form of ID your airline requires. If you’re a British citizen travelling to Jersey from abroad, you’ll need to show your passport to immigration control when you arrive.