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Jersey Airport is located less than six miles northwest of Saint Helier, in the parish of Saint Peter on the Channel Island of Jersey. The airport has recently seen a significant increase in both flights and passengers as more people head here to explore Jersey and the surrounding areas, which are easily accessible with car hire in Jersey Airport. With rental car companies available at the airport, getting from the airport to your destination is quick and simple.
Who to Book With
International companies Avis, Hertz and Europcar all have representatives in the main terminal. Here, it is possible to either pre-book a vehicle or simply arrive on the day and rent a car. A number of vehicles are available, all of which can be picked up directly outside the main entrance.
Need to Know Essentials
In order to collect a pre-booked vehicle, you will need to present the following documents:
- A valid driver’s licence (both parts)
- The credit card used when booking the vehicle
- A valid passport
- Proof of address, such as a utility bill
- The booking email or confirmation number
Driving in the Channel Islands is similar to driving in the UK. Driving is on the left. Speed limits must be strictly adhered to, with fines commonly given to anyone caught breaking the limits. Be aware that these limits drop significantly in built-up areas. Seatbelts must be worn at all times by all passengers and passengers under the age of 14 must sit in the rear of the vehicle. As in the UK, it is illegal to drive while using a mobile phone. Parking on a single yellow line often results in a fine. Jersey operates a PayCard system for parking from Monday to Saturday. Purchase a card from a petrol station or newsagent for cheap and easy parking in Jersey.
The taxi rank is located adjacent to the main Arrivals hall. All taxis are meter controlled and there is a different tariff after 21:00 and on public holidays. ABC Cabs (+44 1534 525 015) is a reliable local company that accepts pre-bookings.
Jersey Airport to St Helier is about £12
The regular bus service, the number 15, runs between Jersey Airport and Liberation Station in St Helier. The bus stop can be found opposite the Arrivals exit. There is a timetable at the bus stop, with services operated by Connex Transport. A standard ticket starts at £1.20 and service stops at around midnight.
Around 1.5 million passengers arrive and depart at Jersey Airport every year. After being extended in 1976, the airport has seen continuous work and a new terminal was added in 1997. The original building is no longer used; arrivals and departures are housed in a new building. Here, visitors will find flight information on the departures and arrivals boards.
There are two main public car parks in Jersey Airport. The long-stay car park can be found directly in front of the Departures hall. Short-stay parking can be found in front of the Arrivals hall. Both lots include disabled persons’ parking. Charges start at around £0.70 per hour, with no special arrangements for long stays.
There is Wi-Fi available throughout the airport. The first 30 minutes can be used free of charge, with a cost of around £3 per 15 minutes thereafter. This charge can paid using a credit or debit card.
The information desk can be found in the Departures terminal, directly across from the Check-in area. Here, visitors can find local information, help with hotel reservations and flight arrival and departure details. Staff at the desk can also help with airport services and other airport related enquiries.
Service Centre: +44 1534 446000
Jersey Airport complies with standard European laws regarding accessibility, meaning the airport has a number of ramps and lifts, along with disabled persons’ bathroom facilities. Wheelchair hire is available and disabled persons’ parking spaces are present in both car parks. Priority boarding can be arranged via the information desk in the Departures terminal.
Restaurants and Bars
There are a number of restaurants and bars located throughout the airport. The Island Coffee Shop is located in Departures and is open from 05:45 until late. Here, customers can grab a coffee, a hot snack or a dessert. Island Market offers a wide selection of hot meals, along with hot beverages. The Bar is the main place for alcoholic beverages and can be found in the Departures terminal.
British Airways Executive Lounge
Flybe Executive Lounge
Money and ATMs
ATMs are available throughout the airport. They can be found opposite the information desk, in the Check-in area and in Departures. There is also a bureau de change facility where visitors can exchange a minimum of £30.
World Duty Free is the main duty-free shop where customers can purchase duty-free products such as tobacco, perfume, beers and spirits. There are also a number of other shops, such as WHSmith, along with local stores such as Jersey Pottery and La Mere Wine Estate where it is possible to purchase local products and souvenirs.