Reliable air and sea links mean that you can spend your working day in one of the world’s key financial centres, such as London, Paris or Zurich, and still be home in time to enjoy an evening on the beach in Guernsey.
Travel by air
Guernsey has regular flights to major UK airports and other European destinations. Flights from London Gatwick take as little as 30 minutes and the island’s two main operators are Aurigny and flybe.com.
Travel by sea
Fast ferries from Poole to Guernsey take around three hours and a slower, all-weather, overnight ferry connects the island with Portsmouth. Travelling to and from St Malo, France, takes a little over two hours and inter-island crossings to Jersey take just one hour. There are also a seasonal ferry to and from Dielette, France.
The Bailiwick is English speaking and you don’t need a passport to travel here if you are travelling from the UK or Republic of Ireland, but you will require some form of photographic identification.
If you are arriving from outside the UK or Republic of Ireland, you must have a valid passport or travel document, irrespective of your nationality. European Economic Area and Swiss nationals may use their national identity cards.
Non-British /European Economic Area nationals travelling to the Channel Islands from outside the UK or Republic of Ireland, should check whether they require a visa. Visas must be obtained prior to travel from a British Consulate or British High Commission in your usual country of residence.