With flights from a number of UK airports and sailings from a choice of south coast ports, the Channel Islands are the perfect short haul break. As well as discovering what Guernsey has to offer, the island is the gateway to its neighbouring Bailiwick islands of Alderney, Sark and Herm, as well as Jersey and the Normandy and Brittany coastlines of France. If you choose to sail you will be greeted by the 800-year old Castle Cornet which stands guard over St Peter Port, one of the prettiest harbour towns in Europe.

Guernsey is located in the English Channel, off the coast of Normandy and getting here couldn’t be easier. Whether you choose to fly to the island or travel to Guernsey by ferry, regular flights and sea crossings mean you could be exploring the Bailiwick within hours of setting off from home.

Flying to Guernsey

On a clear day, flying to Guernsey can offer spectacular views across the Bailiwick. From Alderney’s Victorian breakwater, the sandy shores of Herm’s Shell Beach to La Coupée which joins Sark to Little Sark, you can get a flavour of what the islands have in store on the ground, from the air.

Direct flights include from London Gatwick and Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Southampton and Exeter. There are plenty of options to choose from and it’s quicker than most commutes!

Click on logos below to visit airlines’ websites for more information or to book your flights/check availability.

visit aurigny website
visit flybe website

Driving to Guernsey

Can’t fit everything into your suitcase?

Just take everything you need and drive over! Ferry crossings are 3 hours and leave from Poole, Weymouth and Portsmouth, as well as St Malo in France.

If you book accommodation with us, there are a couple of agents on the island that can book your ferry crossing at a discount, please email for details or mention when booking your stay.

visit condor ferries website

Visit the other islands nearby

each island is very different and magical in its own way

Image and travel info curtesy of www.visitguernsey.com

Herm Island

HERM is a 20 minutes boat trip from St Peter Port. Less than one and half miles long, with just paths to walk along, the beaches are stunning as is the scenery. Locals often go on holidays there to stay in the hotel or self catering or camping or just for the day- it feels like being totally in another world. Or go for an evening meal or even a Christmas shopping trip!

Visit Herm Island website

Sark Island

Approximately 55 minutes by ferry from St Peter Port, Sark is unique- it is the World’s first “Dark Sky Island”- a great place for atronomers. Or just visit for the day and explore – no cars, so you can cycle or walk or go by horse and carriage.

Events includes Sheep Racing in July and the Annual Folk Festival- next year’s festival was fully booked within 20 minutes of tickets being offered for sale.

Visit Sark Island website

Alderney Island

Alderney can be reached by air or on the Bumblebee boats. It was a prison of war camp in the Second World War, so there is a lot of history there. It is also beautiful with beaches, a campsite and other places to stay. This northernmost Channel Island offers peaceful relaxation and invigorating leisure throughout the year. Holidaymakers enjoy the familiarity of England with a dash of French style. Absorbing history combined with enjoyable indulgence.

Visit Alderney Island website

Jersey Island

Jersey is Guernsey’s bigger cousin, and is an hour’s ferry trip away or you can fly. It is the largest of the Channel Islands, between England and France. An independent, English-speaking territory with a mix of British and French cultures, it’s known for its beaches, walking trails along cliffs and inland valleys, as well as its defensive castles. The Jersey War Tunnel complex, in a former hospital excavated by slave labor, documents the island’s 5-year German occupation during WWII.

Visit Jersey Island website