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​Driving

We drive on the left-hand side of the road in Jersey.

The maximum speed limit is 40 mph / 64 km per hour, with lower limits clearly displayed on road signs,on the roads, such as 20/30mph in built up areas and 15mph in green lanes.

Green lanes can be difficult for two way traffic, there are passing bays to help. Green lanes are also popular with pedestrians and cyclists.

To find out more about driving in Jersey, take a look at Travel and Transport.

Parking

There are various parking options across the island.

Most parking in and around St Helier is paid parking which you can pay by a smartphone app called PayByPhone, that allows you to pay online for your parking. You can also use paycards which are available from most newsagent shops and garages.

You can also get monthly seasonal parking tickets, allowing you to park in any long stay car parks. Not all parking is paid parking, there are many parking areas where you can park for free, using aparking disc to display your arrival time.

Buses

Jersey bus service is provided by Liberty Bus, with routes linking the main locations and all parishes. The central bus station is Liberation Station, located in St Helier.

Buses are one of the cheapest ways to travel around, with the majority of journeys being short. All buses have easy access for wheelchair users. 

You can use the bus tracker to help you find out how long you bus is away form your stop and where it is along its route.

There are school bus services for certain primary schools and all secondary schools in the mornings and afternoon.

Find out more about the school bus routes and timetables.

Cycling

Jersey has a great network of routes for cyclists. Many cycle routes are clearly marked throughout the parishes. Jersey has a cycling community, with several of cycle clubs that cater for all riders’ abilities.

For more information about cycling in Jersey, take a look at Travel and Transport.

Taxis

Taxis in Jersey are a convenient option but can be expensive. Public taxis are meter controlled, with an average fare from the airport to St Helier costing around £12 to £16.

Different rate tariffs apply to both public rank taxis and private booked cabs depending on the time and day and public holidays. Currently, Uber and Lyft apps don't operate in the island, but there are a number of local taxi apps available.

Travelling to and from Jersey

There are over 40 departure points to Jersey across the British Isles and 12 flights a day to and from London airports. Flights times between Jersey and most UK airports are less than an hour. There are also daily flights from Jersey to various destinations in Europe.

Jersey airport website

You can get to Jersey by boat from the UK and France.

The most convenient way to travel, is with the main ferry opertor in the island Condor Ferries, where you can also travel with your vehicle.
UK departures are from Poole or Portsmouth and typically takes under five hours travel. France is much closer and travelling to St Malo takes less than an hour and a half. Excursions with other operators are available to smaller ports, such as Dielette, Carteret and Granville. You can also travel to the other Channel Islands of Guernsey, Sark, Herm and Alderney.

In the summer, you can take RIB trips to the smaller islands of Les Ecrehous and Les Minquiers.

Jersey harbours

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