IATA Code: JER
ICAO Code: EGJJ
Passengers: ~ 1.500.000
Jersey Airport (JER) is an airport serving Jersey island, one of the UK’s Channel Islands. The airport is located about 7 km from Saint Helier, the capital of the island. It consists of a single terminal that usually handles about 1.5 million passengers and the number was increasing in the last decade. The airport serves primarily for domestic travel with the busiest flights being to and from Gatwick Airport, Southampton Airport and Liverpool Airport. It also serves as a hub for Blue Islands, a British regional airline.
If travelling to Jersey island, the following guide will present you with all the necessary information about Jersey Airport.
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How to get from Jersey Airport to Saint Helier
With a short distance of only a few kilometres, JER airport offers multiple ways of transportation between the airport and the capital city Saint Helier. Find out all the ways of getting to and from the airport in the text below.
There is a regular bus service operating between the airport and Liberation Station in St. Helier. The station at the airport is located in front of the Terminal, in the Arrivals area. These are the bus lines that connect the airport with the city:
- Bus no. 15 makes a stop at Red Houses and St. Aubin. Buses depart in intervals of 15-30 minutes, from about 05:25 am to 11:25 pm with slight differences on the weekends.
- Bus no. 22 operates directly to St. Helier. There are about 5 daily departures, from about 07:05 am to 03:30 pm (Mon-Fri) and from 10:10 am to 05:10 pm (Sat-Sun).
- Bus no. 9 makes a stop at Rugby Club. Buses mostly depart in intervals of about 30 minutes, from around 06:10 am to 11:15 pm with slight differences on the weekends.
The bus ride varies between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on if you take a direct bus service or not.
A regular one-way ticket for adults costs around €2.50 (€2 if paid contactless).
The display at the bus stop provides information about the next bus departure.
If you prefer a more comfortable ride, consider taking a taxi. You will find a taxi rank in front of the JER Arrivals Terminal in the designated area. We suggest you only use these taxis since they are metered and licenced. Have in mind there is a day and night tariff and the approximate day fare from the airport to St. Helier downtown is about £15 or €17.
Another way to travel from Jersey Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.
Car hire at Jersey Airport
For those who prefer to explore the area on their own, the best option would be a car hire directly at the airport. At JER Airport, you will find most major rental agencies such as Avis, Hertz and Europcar currently located at the Departures level. However, you can rent a car online and avoid the potentially long queues at the airport.
Rent a bus at Jersey Airport
Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.
Jersey Airport airlines
About 10 airlines are operating JER airport, offering both scheduled and charter flights. The airport serves as a hub for Blue Islands which provides connections to Birmingham Airport, Bristol Airport and East Midlands, among others.
The airlines also offer a good number of international flights to countries such as Ireland (Dublin Airport), Switzerland (Zurich Airport), Germany (Munich Airport), Spain (Palma de Mallorca Airport) and more.
Below is the list of major airlines offering arrivals and departures from Jersey Airport:
- Aer Lingus Regional
- Blue Islands
- British Airways
- Eastern Airways
Jersey Airport facilities
The airport offers several amenities to the passengers who are on a layover or simply waiting for the flight. Here is the list of some of the services offered by JER Airport:
- Duty-free shops
- Luggage storage
- Parking lot
- Car rental
- Cafes and restaurants
- Medical first aid
- Smoking area
Jersey Airport FAQs
That shouldn’t be a problem since buses operate till late evening hours (around 11:30 pm but in case you arrive later than that, there are taxis and private transfers at your disposal.
Yes, you will find ATMs and Bureau de Change where you can withdraw or change money to local currency.
Yes, the airport provides complimentary WiFi access to the passengers.
Yes, left luggage service is available in the Departures area. The service costs about £3 per item/per day.
Unfortunately, there are no direct lines from the airport, but you check for all the desired routes on the island directly on GetByBus.
The airport has only one terminal.
Passport is not obligatory for UK citizens, but IDs are necessary for immigration and security checks.