Travel and Transport
Guernsey has direct air services to many UK and European destinations including London Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Southampton, Manchester, Exeter, East Midlands, Bournemouth, Bristol, Isle of Man, Geneva and Zurich.
In addition there are frequent flights to Jersey, Alderney and Dinard. Some airlines use easily accessible UK airports like Southampton as regional hubs enabling easy connection with a vast number of destinations without the need to go through much larger more congested airports.
A daily service by fast Wavepiercers runs between Guernsey and Jersey to Weymouth, Poole and St Malo. A very comfortable Ro‑Ro (Commodore Clipper) service runs six days a week from the Islands to Portsmouth. In addition there are regular container and cargo services to both the UK and the Continent. A regular ferry service also runs to the islands of Herm and Sark.
If you are travelling to the Bailiwick direct from the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, you do not need a passport although all carriers will require you to produce photographic identification.
If you are travelling from outside the UK or Republic of Ireland, irrespective of nationality, you will need a passport or a European Union national identity card.
We drive on the left side of the road, have narrow roads and whilst motorhomes may be brought into the Island, they are not allowed to be used for human habitation and must be kept undercover (garage or enclosed building). Trailer caravans are not permitted.
Mobile networks require a roaming facility plus international dialling codes. Pay as you go phones only operate in Guernsey where there is an agreement with the network provider. Locally, Sure, Wave Telecom, and Vodaphone companies provide island wide networks.
Cats and dogs can normally travel freely between both Guernsey and the UK and from France to Guernsey on the ferry service under the Pet Passport scheme. This usually takes up to six months to arrange and animals not covered by this scheme are likely to be subject to quarantine regulations. More information is available through Commerce and Employment locally or D. E. F. R. A. in the UK.