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The facts

Geography: Located 100 miles from the southern coast of Britain and just 14 miles from France, Jersey measures just nine miles by five miles with an area of 45 square miles.

Travelling times: Jersey is just a short flight from mainland UK and accessible from a wide range of regional airports or alternatively, you can travel by fast sea cat from the south coast in around 3 ½ hours.

Transfer times: Travelling time from the airport to St Helier is around 20 minutes and most places can be reached within 30 minutes. For sea arrivals, the port is in St Helier just minutes from most town hotels. Hotels around the rest of the island are not usually more than 30 minutes away.

Passports: You don’t need a passport to travel to Jersey, but the majority of airlines do require that you produce photo ID at check in. However, St Malo in France is just a short ferry journey away, so if you are planning a trip, don’t forget your passport.

Currency: Jersey’s currency is sterling. They do have their own coins and notes, although they are identical in size to ours. UK sterling currency is accepted in all shops, hotels etc, although you may receive change in Jersey coins and notes which are not accepted in the UK