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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

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Convenience and travel

Jersey offers an easy commute to work. Many Islanders choose to walk, cycle or catch the bus to work and for those that choose to drive, St Helier has several long stay car parks.

Find out more about Travel and Transport in Jersey.

The main shopping and commerce centre is in the capital St Helier. Jersey residents are not charged 20% Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods and services, however items do have Jersey's own Goods and Services Tax (GST) charged at 5%.

There are over 40 departure points to Jersey across the British Isles and 12 flights a day to and from London airports. There are also daily flights from Jersey to various destinations in Europe.

You can get to Jersey by boat from the UK (Poole or Portsmouth) and France. The main ferry operator in the Islands is with Condor Ferries.

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.

Climate

In the summer months, temperatures average around 20 to 21°C hgwever, temperatures have reached over 30°C.

In the winter months, average temperatures are around 7°C.

Find out more on climate statistics.

Food and drink

Jersey has over 400 bars, restaurants and cafes.

Find out more about where you can eat and drink in Jersey.

The drinking age in Jersey is 18. Pubs are open until 11pm and most bars and nightclubs are open until 2am.

Health and wellbeing

Jersey has many sporting facilities, gyms and spas on the Islands.

Find out more about sports in the island.

Entertainment

The island has a variety of entertainment options for all ages, such as Cineworld and Jersey bowl.

Fort Regent, Jersey Opera House and Jersey Arts Centre have a range of shows from local and national performers including famous comedians.

Jersey has annual music festivals that attract international DJs and performers including Weekender, OutThere and Reasons.

Find out more about Events and Culture in Jersey.

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