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Jersey Travel Information
The Bailiwick of Jersey is a self-governing British crown dependency. The island of Jersey s the largest and southernmost of the Channel Islands. It lies in the English Channel, 14 miles northwest of France and 100 miles south of mainland Britian.
Jersey may be tiny, at just nine miles by five (area 45 square miles) but has over 350 miles (563 kms) of paved road on which to explore the Island.
Flight times: From London to Jersey is 50 minutes.Flights from the UK to Jersey include: BA (0844 493 0787 ba.com) from Gatwick; easyJet (0843 104 5000; www.easyjet.com) from Southend, Glasgow and Liverpool; Manx2 (0871 200 0440; manx2.com) from Isle of Man, Gloucester and Oxford; Blue Islands (08456 202122; blueislands.com) from Isle of Man, Bristol, Bournemouth, Manchester, London City, Cambridge and Southampton; and Flybe (01392 268529; flybe.com) from Bristol, Southampton, Gatwick, Luton, Birmingham, Cardiff, Doncaster-Sheffield, Norwich, Durham Tees Valley, Exeter, Humberside, Manchester, Edinburgh and Newcastle. Airlines operating to Jersey from the French coast include Aurigny Air Services www.aurigny.com; they also operate from Gatwick.
Condor Ferries (0845 609 1024; condorferries.co.uk) operates from Poole, Weymouth, St Malo and Portsmouth to Jersey's Elizabeth Terminal (01534 447788; portofjersey.je). Liberty Bus (01534 828555; libertybus.je/) operates bus services from the ferry port and Jersey Airport to Liberation Station in St Helier, as well as local routes across the island. Taxis from the airport cost about £15. Car hire is available through companies including Hertz (01534 636666; hertzci.com) and Sovereign (01534 608062; carhire-jersey.com).
Top daytime must-do's
Visit Mont Orgueil Castle, one of the best-preserved castles in Britain
Catch a dance, ballet, musical, opera or comedy show at the Jersey Opera House
Explore the Jersey War Tunnels, an evocative testament to the occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II
Watch the latest theatre show at the Jersey Arts Theatre
See the Neolithic dolmen, La Hougue Bie
Enjoy a glass of local La Mare Estate sparkling wine as the sun sets over the sea
Learn the story of Jersey from Neolithic times to the present day at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery
Jersey Tourist Board (01534 448800; jersey.com).