Fly To Jersey, UK
Not quite English, not quite French and very much unique, Jersey is a great add-on destination for trips to both England and France. Technically made up of land broken off from the French shore of the Channel, Jersey functions independently but you’ll find Pounds in your hands and street names that are French.
Everyday life on the island has a distinctly laid-back feel to it and so will a holiday here. Don’t be surprised when schedules are adapted to accommodate the tide or the fog but don’t let this cancel your plans for the outdoors as you’ll be amazed at the calm, coastal beauty you encounter. Jersey is the perfect destination if you like a mild level of adventure, interspersed with mouth-watering seafood and stylish cafes and shops. You’ll find these in the capital, St Helier, while the more deserted areas bring with them unspoiled beaches and awe-inspiring cliffs.
Currently there are no direct flights between South Africa and Jersey. However, you can use Travelstart to easily search, compare prices and book flights on all airlines such as Virgin Atlantic and SAA (flights via London Heathrow), Air France (flights via Paris) and much more. Simply enter your trip details into the flight search tool to see the latest prices, airlines and availability. Refine your search for the cheapest Jersey flights with useful parameters like number of stops, flight duration and price; and find the airlines with the most convenient connections on Travelstart.co.za.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South Africans need a UK Visa to visit Jersey, United Kingdom. Although it’s governed independently, Visa requirements are the same as when visiting the UK. It usually takes between 5 and 10 working days to issue a Visa. During Christmas and the British summer it might, however, take longer so rather be safe and apply 1-2 months in advance.
- The South African High Commission for the UK is in London at Trafalgar Square at South Africa House. Phone: +44 20 7451 7299.
See and do
You can’t go to Jersey and not visit its beaches. St Brelade’s Bay Beach is a good place to start and you can easily while away a day here, or cool off on the benches along the flower-lined walkway.
Learn about the island’s German occupation history with a visit to the Jersey War Tunnels, dug into the St Peter’s Valley hillside. The tunnels were built as barracks and ammunition storage for the occupying forces.
Another prominent part of its history, the Mont Orgueil Castle was built to protect Jersey against French invasion and you can explore the intricate network of rooms and passages within this medieval masterpiece.
One of the best ways to explore the coastline of Jersey is on foot and you can easily do so thanks to the myriad of trails on the island. Traverse the cliffs, skip along the sandy shores or explore the more urban green lanes. You can either pick a self-guided walk or let a guide show you the ins and outs of the island’s natural beauty.
Jersey Airport – JER
Although it operates effectively and offers all the facilities expected, Jersey Airport is not open 24 hours. The terminals open at 05h45 in the mornings and close at 21h00 in winter and 21:30 in summer.
Food and beverage: In the departure terminal you’ll find Island Coffee Shop for coffee, drinks, snacks and sandwiches, Island Market for sit-down meals and The Bar for drinks. In the arrivals terminal is Aviator Café with light refreshments and snacks as well as a selection of vending machines.
Currency Exchange: You’ll find the information desk and post office in the departure terminal and they will exchange your money for you.
Lost luggage: Go to the Boarding Card Desk in the Departure Terminal right in front of the security search area if you have lost your luggage.
Car Hire: Car rental companies available at the airport are Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Budget Dollar, National Sixt and Thrifty Eurocar.
Airport hub: Jersey Airport (code JER) is a hub for British Airways and Flybe.