how to get to Jersey from London

Exactly How To Get To Jersey From London (Updated 2023)

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There’s something magical about the tiny Channel Island of Jersey. With stunning beaches, incredible history, and delicious food, it’s perfect for day trips (or longer holidays) from London, but there are a few things you need to know about how to get to Jersey from London!

You can’t just hop on a bus or into your car to get there from London! You need to plan your trip – and know EXACTLY what type of transport you’re going to need 🙂

I lived in Jersey for many years and spent a lot of time travelling to and from London for work (and leisure), so I’ve tested out all the ways of getting to the island!

The Best Way to Get to Jersey From London

Flying to Jersey is the cheapest way to reach the island from London, particularly when you book your flight well in advance of your trip.

Taking a plane to Jersey is also far and away the fastest way to visit the island from London.

How to travel from London to Jersey

By the end of this guide, you’ll be completely clued up with everything you need to know about how to get to Jersey from London. So, let’s get started!

how to get to Jersey from London

Flying to Jersey

Which airlines fly to Jersey from London?

The airlines that travel directly from London to Jersey include British Airways, BA Cityflyer and EasyJet).

What is the fastest flight between London and Jersey?

The fastest trip from London to Jersey by plane takes one hour.

Which London airports operate flights to Jersey?

To get to Jersey from London, you can take a flight from the following four London airports:

London AirportOperatorFlight Time
London City (East)British Airways and BA Cityflyer1 hour 20 min
London Gatwick (South)British Airways1 hour
London Heathrow (West)British Airways1 hour
London Luton (North)Easyjet1 hour

Which airport do flights between London and Jersey arrive at?

All flights from London to Jersey arrive at Jersey airport – the only airport on the island.

How many planes fly from London to Jersey?

In the winter months, there are around seven daily London to Jersey flights; however, summer months are busier, with more flights available, as Jersey is a popular holiday destination.

How long does it take to get to Jersey from London?

The London to Jersey flight time varies from a minimum of 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes, depending on the departure airport.

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Elizabeth Castle – guarding St Helier Harbour, Jersey

Ferry to Jersey

If you’re wondering how to get to Jersey by car, you’ll need to get to a car ferry from ports on England’s South West coast to Jersey’s St Helier harbour. Here’s what you need to know about how to get to Jersey from UK ports:

How long is the ferry crossing to Jersey?

  • The “fast ferry” from Poole takes 4 hours on the Condor Voyager
  • The “slow boat” from Portsmouth takes 10 hours and 20 minutes (!) on the Commodore Clipper (via Guernsey). 

Both ferries – operated by Condor Ferries – are comfortable and well-equipped.

Pro Tip: Book a 2-berth or 4-berth cabin for the crossing on the Commodore Clipper – it’s so much more comfortable!

Can you take dogs on a ferry to Jersey?

Yes. Dogs are allowed on the ferries to Jersey but not in the passenger areas, except for service/assistance dogs. Find full details and conditions of transport for dogs here.

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FAQs

Is there a train from London to Jersey?

No, as Jersey is an island, there’s no train to the island (or on the island).

You can take a Southern Railways train from London Waterloo or London Victoria Station to Southampton and take a 50-minute onward flight to Jersey from Southampton Airport, but it makes for a longer journey than flying to Jersey from one of the London airports.

Alternatively, you could take a train to Portsmouth or Poole to connect with one of the car ferries or a National Express coach from London Victoria Coach Station – if you fancy a very long journey!

Do you need a passport to go to Jersey?

When you arrive in Jersey from the United Kingdom, you don’t have to carry a passport, although you must have valid photo ID ready for inspection on request by Jersey Customs and Immigration Officers.

Note: Anyone arriving in Jersey directly from outside the Common Travel Area must carry a valid passport, and you may need a visa if you’re not an EU or EAA national. Read more>

Can you use British pounds in Jersey?

Yes, the British currency is legal tender in Jersey and across the Channel Islands.

However, Jersey currency has the same value as British currency, and can only be used in the Channel Islands or paid into a bank account in the UK. You cannot spend Jersey notes and coins in the UK!

What is the London to Jersey distance?

As the crow flies, Jersey is 181 miles or 292 kilometres from London.

Is Jersey Channel Islands in the same time zone as the UK or France?

Jersey is in the same time zone as the UK (known in Jersey as “the mainland”).

  • From October to March, the time zone is GMT
  • From March to October, the timezone is BST or British Summer Time (GMT+1)
relaxing in Jersey

Travelling to Jersey soon?

Here are the travel resources I use and recommend:

🏨 Hotels: I always find the best deals for UK hotels and resorts on Booking.com. If you prefer a vacation rental, check VRBO, as it’s often cheaper than paying AirBnB’s added fees!

✈️ Flights: I recommend using Skyscanner to find the best UK flight deals. Be sure to sign up for their price alerts for your preferred travel dates!

🚗 Car Rentals: I like to use Rentalcars.com because you can compare multiple car rental companies and see detailed ratings for overall value, ease of pick-up, the efficiency of agents, car condition, and overall time spent.

🤿 Tours & Activities: I trust and always use Viator or GetYourGuide to book tours and activities in the British Isles. You can cancel up to 24 hours before the tour for a full refund, plus they have excellent customer service if you have any issues. 

Conclusion: How to get to Jersey from London

It’s easy to make the short journey from London to the Channel Islands – especially Jersey, and yet it feels like a million miles away when you arrive! The island has a distinctly French feel, many French (or Jersey-French) place names, and incredible Jersey beaches to enjoy.

Check out all the insider tips in my Jersey Travel Guide to discover all the reasons to visit Jersey from London!