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Approximate flight time: 1 hour 05 minutes (total distance 225 miles)
No of flights per week: 5
Airlines that fly direct: Blue Island
No. of Airports in Jersey: Jersey Airport
Seasons: High = May - September; Low = November - February
Currency: GBP British Pound (£)
Departing from Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Airport is the 3rd largest airport in the UK outside of London, meaning there are plenty of places to shop, eat and relax whilst you’re waiting to board your flight.
Jersey is only a short plane ride away but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the airport’s facilities before you fly. The main departure lounge has many shops to keep you entertained. You’ll find high street favourites like JD Sports and Superdry as well as airport mainstays World Duty Free, Boots and WHSmith.
Hungry? You’ll find a fantastic selection of cafés, bars and restaurants to choose from. If you’re travelling with kids, Frankie & Benny’s and Giraffe both do great children’s menus, or head to Wetherspoons for some classic pub grub. If you want to take something on board with you, head to Pret a Manger or M&S Food to Go. You’ll also find your favourite coffee chains like Caffé Nero.
If you like to get to the airport at the last minute, board your plane and go, why not book into our Express Lane? It’s a separate lane through Security, designed to enable passengers to pass through the Security area more quickly. Book online to save.
Getting to Birmingham Airport is easy whatever mode of transport you use. If you’re travelling by public transport, you will find bus services running directly to the airport or to Birmingham International Airport train station. There is a free and frequent Air-Rail link from the station which takes you to the terminal in just two minutes.
If you’re driving to the airport, you’ll find a choice of 7 car parks, which are all easily accessible from the terminal by foot or via the free courtesy shuttle bus. Book a parking space online in advance and save up to 70%. To find out about our other services, head to our terminal facilities page.
Travelling as a family? Read our top tips for travelling with children.
Arriving at Jersey Airport
Jersey Airport has one small terminal is easily accessible. Bus 15 runs every 15 minutes and connects the airport to the island's capital, St Helier. Tickets cost around £2 and the journey takes around half an hour.
There's a taxi rank outside the terminal, and a trip to St Helier costs about £15. Cabs are metered so it's best to ask the driver for an estimate before setting off.
Should you prefer to drive yourself around, there are three car rental firms on-site at Jersey Airport. We recommend booking your vehicle in advance.
Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.
What to expect in Jersey
At 9 miles by 5 miles, Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands with lots of things to keep the whole family entertained. St Helier is at the heart of the island, but the rest should be explored too. From the magnificent south and west coast beaches to the castles and WWII fortifications along the north and east coasts. The fascinating coastline, alongside interesting museums, a famous zoo, a chilled-out atmosphere and excellent cuisine, makes it easy to see why Jersey attracts so many visitors to its sun-kissed shores.
Jersey isn’t part of the UK but there’s no need to convert currency, as the local currency is pound sterling (£). The Jersey climate is similar to that of southern England, although the weather is reliably warmer and sunnier.
Culture in Jersey
Jersey has heritage sites, miles of beaches and bays, delicious fresh food and an active nightlife. Whether you’re looking for a romantic break, a family holiday or a solo trip, Jersey is a great choice.
Two of Jersey’s main attractions are Gorey’s Mont Orgueil and St Helier’s Elizabeth Castle – both were built to repel attacks after the island was invaded by William the Conqueror in 1066. For the most part the islanders were successful, such as at the 1781 Battle of Jersey (commemorated at the Jersey Museum and Art Gallery).
Another of the island’s main draws is the Jersey War Tunnels. Dug deep into the hillside within St Peter's Valley, the eerie tunnels of a German underground military hospital have been converted into Jersey's best and most poignant museum. Dedicated to the island's experience under Nazi occupation between 1940 and 1945, it’s truly gripping.
Jersey is known for its fresh, local produce served in delicious dishes. Surrounded by the sea, seafood is plentiful in Jersey and you can’t leave without sampling some fresh fish. Enjoy a crab sandwich on the pier before polishing off a locally made ice cream for dessert.