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Useful Jersey Tourist Information

Before you book your Jersey holiday make sure you read our Jersey Tourist Information Guide which has useful information and FAQs about Jersey.

What is the Capital of Jersey?
St Helier is a town in the parish of St Helier and the Capital of Jersey. To find out more about St Helier, see our St Helier page.

What size is Jersey?
Jersey is a very small island at just 9 miles by 5 miles, and 45 square miles in size. Despite this small size, there is plenty to do in Jersey. See our tourist attraction page for a guide on what to see and do, and our Jersey hotels, Jersey Guest Houses and Jersey Self-Catering pages to find where to stay.

What is the population of Jersey?
In 2007 Jersey was home to a population of around 91,321.

What currency is used in Jersey?
Jersey accepts British currency and it is widely used on the island, amongst other currency. For more information on currency in Jersey, see our currency in Jersey section.

What languages are spoken in Jersey? The official language of Jersey is English, but other languages are spoken. See our languages in Jersey page for more information.

Do I need a passport to travel to Jersey?
The passport laws are the same as in the UK - British and Irish citizens do not need a passport to move between the Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney. ID is recommended though.

Jersey Time Zone
Jersey follows the same time as the UK - Greenwich Mean Time in the winter and British Summer Time in the summer months.

Weather in Jersey
In Jersey the most popular holiday season is from May until the end of September where temperatures averaging 20ºC. The average rainfall is 84cm (33 inches) a year, most of which falls during the cooler months. Normal beach and holiday wear should be taken for summer. See our weather in Jersey page for more detailed information.

Travelling to Jersey
You can get to Jersey by flying or by boat/ferry/catamaran. Flying from London to Jersey takes just 50 minutes.

Airports in Jersey
Jersey has one airport 'Jersey Airport' in St Peter:

Jersey Airport
St Peter

For more information on flights, see our Flights to Jersey page.

How do I get around Jersey?
There are plenty of ways to get around Jersey. These include walking, cycling, bus or car. As Jersey is small it means that tourist attractions are near to each other so getting about the island is quick and easy. For more information on travelling around Jersey see our Getting Around page.

Jersey Telephone Dialing Code
The International Country code for Jersey is: +44
The city code for Jersey is: 1534

Bank Holidays in Jersey 2013

Bank holidays in Jersey are the same as in the UK with the addition of: 9th May Liberation Day (commemorating the arrival of the British Forces at the end of WWII)

  • Tuesday, 1st January 2013 - New Year's Day
  • Friday, 29th March 2013 - Good Friday
  • Monday, 1st April 2013 - Easter Monday
  • Monday, 6th May 2013 - Early May Bank Holiday
  • Thursday, 9th May 2013 - Jersey Liberation Day
  • Monday, 27th May 2013 - Spring Bank Holiday
  • Monday, 26th August 2013 - Summer Bank Holiday
  • Wednesday, 25th December 2013 - Christmas Day
  • Thursday, 26th December 2013 - Boxing Day

Bank Holidays in Jersey 2014

  • Wednesday, 1st January 2014 - New Year's Day
  • Friday, 18th April 2014 - Good Friday
  • Monday, 21st April 2014 - Easter Monday
  • Monday, 5th May 2014 - Early May Bank Holiday
  • Friday, 9th May 2014 - Jersey Liberation Day
  • Monday, 26th May 2014 - Spring Bank Holiday
  • Monday, 25th August 2014 - Summer Bank Holiday
  • Thursday, 25th December 2014 - Christmas Day
  • Friday, 26th December 2014 - Boxing Day

Duty Free in Jersey
Jersey is a low-duty zone. The following goods may be imported into Jersey by persons over 17 years of age without incurring customs duty:

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 350g of tobacco
  • 2l of still table wine
  • 1l of spirits or 2l of alcoholic beverages under 22% or 2l of sparkling or fortified wine
  • 60g (2 fl oz) perfume and 250ml eau de toilette
  • Other goods to a value of £145

Jersey Tourist Board
Liberation Square
St Helier
Channel Islands

Tel: (01534) 448 800 (general visitor enquiries) or 888 (accommodation reservations).