You could be enjoying Guernsey’s mild climate, beautiful beaches and stunning scenery reminiscent of the Mediterranean within just a few hours of catching a flight from the UK. With short flight times and a convenient schedule from multiple airports, Guernsey is an incredible destination to visit from the UK.
Offering services from across the country with inter-island connections and routes to mainland Europe, the Channel Island of Guernsey is a top choice for a hassle-free holiday or a spontaneous mini break. Boasting numerous UK departures with a flight time under an hour, you can begin exploring this incredible island within a few hours of leaving your front door.
With daily flights from some of the UK’s biggest airports and seasonal services from smaller, regional airports throughout the peak travel period, it is easy to get to Guernsey from wherever you are based in the UK.
Flying to Guernsey
If you are UK-based and planning a trip to Guernsey, you can rest assured that your journey to the island is one of minimal stress. Guernsey is connected to the UK with a daily flight schedule to multiple airports across the UK with alternative airports that also offer a service a few times a week.
Plus, throughout the summer months, regional airports also get in on the Guernsey action with smaller airports in all corners of the UK offering a flight schedule at least once a week during the peak travel period making it easy to access a flight to Guernsey no matter where you are based in the UK.
Guernsey is connected to the UK by a variety of different airlines. These include some of the most popular UK airlines that you may frequently travel with in addition to smaller airlines that keep the island well connected to the UK, neighbouring Channel Islands and wider Europe.
The majority of flights from the UK are approximately an hour making it quick and convenient to get to Guernsey. This is perfect for a spontaneous getaway where time is of the essence or a family summer holiday with little ones where a short flight time is extremely valuable.
The short flight time also offers greater affordability to Guernsey visitors over travelling to a top European destination without compromising on the beach holiday experience. Plus, as part of The Common Travel Area, UK and Irish citizens are free to travel to the Channel Islands without the need of a passport.
Overall, Guernsey is a top choice for UK holidaymakers. Whether you’re in search of a sunny beach holiday, a relaxing retreat or a historical mini break, Guernsey is an impressive destination that is quick and convenient for UK visitors.
Aurigny flights to Guernsey
As Guernsey’s own airline, Aurigny operates the majority share of flights to and from the island. This airline offers the most frequent flight schedule between the UK and Guernsey with frequent flights from multiple UK airports. Aurigny currently operates flights to 22 European destinations including major international and regional UK airports. The airline is excellent for connecting the island to Great Britain with flight schedules within close proximity to all four corners of England, Edinburgh serving Scottish holidaymakers and Bristol easily accessible to those travelling from Wales.
Aurigny currently operates a flight schedule to/from the following UK airports:
- London Gatwick (daily)
- Birmingham (daily)
- East Midlands
- Edinburgh (seasonal)
- Exeter (daily in the summer)
- Leeds Bradford (seasonal)
- Manchester (daily)
- Norwich (seasonal)
- Southampton (daily)
Aurigny offers a frequent and reliable service between Guernsey and the UK with three fare options. The cheapest option is Light, inclusive of 10kg cabin baggage and perfect for Guernsey short breaks by air.
For extra luggage, Smart also includes 23kg of hold luggage, free seat selection and no flight change fee. Alternatively, for ultimate freedom in your travel plans, Flexi is a great option that not only includes two 23kg hold bags but is also fully refundable should your plans change. All fares earn Aurigny Frequent Flyer points.
Blue Islands Flights to Guernsey
Blue Islands is a regional airline of the Channel Islands that primarily offers routes to and from Jersey but also operates inter-island connections and select routes from Guernsey to the UK. Blue Islands also works in partnership with Loganair for indirect flights from other UK airports with a connection at Southampton or Jersey. Travellers from Glasgow and Newcastle can benefit from connecting flights to Guernsey via Loganair and Blue Islands.
Blue Islands currently operates a flight schedule to/from the following UK airports:
Blue Islands and Loganair offer the following indirect routes:
Blue Islands operates a fast and reliable service with two fare options; Blue Fly and Blue Plus. All fares included one item of hold luggage up to 23kg whilst Blue Plus fares allow for an additional 23kg bag, advanced seat selection, ticket flexibility and missed flight protection. The airline also operates a frequent flyer scheme, Blue Skies.
British Airways flights to Guernsey
As one of the leading UK airlines, British Airways is renowned for offering great flights across the world. The airline currently operates one route to Guernsey from the heart of the capital making it easy for city-based and business travellers to travel to Guernsey.
British Airways currently operates flights to/from Guernsey from the following UK airports:
- London City (daily)
Loganair flights to Guernsey
Loganair works in partnership with Blue Islands for connecting flights from Scotland and Newcastle to Guernsey. Loganair connects travellers from these destinations to a Blue Islands flight at Southampton or Jersey for the onward journey to Guernsey.
Loganair currently operates seasonal, connecting flights to Guernsey from the following UK airports in partnership with Blue Islands:
UK flights to Guernsey
The UK is well connected to Guernsey with a selection of daily, seasonal and indirect flights making it easy for holidaymakers from all four constituents to enjoy Guernsey holidays by air. With daily flights from London, Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester, it is easy and convenient to enjoy a spontaneous break on the beautiful island with the bonus of short flight times.
Flights to Guernsey from London
For those visiting Guernsey from London and surrounding areas, it is extremely well connected with flights to and from both London Gatwick and London City airport. Aurigny operates the most frequent flight service with six flights daily Monday to Saturday between Gatwick and Guernsey with five flights every Sunday.
Flight times are between 55 minutes and 1 hour making it fast and convenient to travel from London Gatwick to Guernsey. In addition to the daily service from London Gatwick offered by Aurigny, British Airways also operates a daily service from London City.
Flights to Guernsey from Birmingham
Aurigny operates a daily service from Birmingham International Airport to Guernsey. There is one flight per day in both directions with flight schedules varying depending on the day with a mixture of early morning and late afternoon/evening flights. The inbound flight time is approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes whilst the return flight to Birmingham is shorter at 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Flights to Guernsey from Bristol
There is a daily flight from Bristol to Guernsey operated by Aurigny. The service runs 7 days a week, typically with morning flights on a weekend and a Wednesday whilst the rest of the week has mid-afternoon flights. The flight from Bristol is quick and easy at just over an hour flight time.
Flights to Guernsey from East Midlands
You can travel from East Midlands to Guernsey four days a week with Aurigny. The airline operates a route on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with a flight time of 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Flights to Guernsey from Edinburgh
Edinburgh is the only Scottish airport offering direct flights to Guernsey via airline Aurigny which is a seasonal flight running from July to September. At other times, travellers from Edinburgh can take an indirect via Southampton with Loganair and Blue Islands.
Flights to Guernsey from Exeter
Travellers from Exeter can enjoy an extremely quick travel experience to Guernsey with a flight time of just 40 minutes. Aurigny operates a daily service to and from Exeter throughout the summer whilst running five flights a week for the remainder of the year. From September to June, Aurigny offers East Midlands flights on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Flights to Guernsey from Glasgow
Unfortunately, there are currently no Glasgow to Guernsey direct flights. Direct flights are available from Edinburgh to Guernsey year-round via Aurigny. Alternatively, Loganair offers a seasonal connection flight through the summer with a transfer at Southampton.
Flights to Guernsey from Leeds Bradford
Aurigny operates a seasonal flight from Leeds Bradford to Guernsey. The route is active in the peak travel period of July to September allowing holidaymakers from around the West Yorkshire area to conveniently travel to Guernsey. The airline also operates this route three Sunday’s in December allowing for travel to and from the island over the Christmas period.
Flights to Guernsey from Manchester
Daily flights are available from Manchester to Guernsey year-round via Aurigny. Flights are at least once per day from Manchester International Airport with two flights on Fridays and Sundays. Manchester offers convenient access to Guernsey from the north.
Flights to Guernsey from Newcastle
Guernsey holidaymakers can fly from Newcastle via an indirect Loganair/Blue Islands flight with a Southampton connection. Whilst the travel time is longer than direct flights from the UK to Guernsey, it may be the most convenient option to those travelling from the north of England.
Flights to Guernsey from Newquay
A seasonal indirect flight from Newquay to Guernsey is available through the partnership with Blue Islands and Loganair with a connecting flight in Southampton. This service is only available July to September but offers a great connection from Cornwall to the Channel Islands.
Flights to Guernsey from Norwich
Aurigny operates a seasonal route between Norwich and Guernsey with flights available once a week from August to September. Throughout the remainder of the year, it is still possible to travel from Norwich to Guernsey via a Jersey connection. Blue Islands operates a regular route from Norwich to Jersey with an inter-island service that allows holidaymakers from Norwich to visit the island via an indirect service.
Flights to Guernsey from Southampton
Southampton offers one of the most frequent flight schedules between the UK and Guernsey offering direct routes with both Aurigny and Blue Islands. Between the two airlines, six to eight flights depart Southampton for Guernsey every day offering exceptional flexibility for your travel plans. Both airlines boast a quick 45 minute travel time making it quick and easy to visit Guernsey whilst the frequent schedule makes it convenient to choose a departure time that suits you.
Aurigny operates a daily service with three flights per day on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and four flights on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays. Meanwhile, Blue Islands also operates a daily service between Southampton and Guernsey offering even more travel options. The airline offers four flights per day Friday to Monday with three flights per day mid-week. Through the Blue Islands partnership with Loganair, Southampton and Jersey are also connecting airports for indirect flights to Guernsey from other UK airports.
European Flights to Guernsey
In addition to the UK flights on offer, a handful of airlines also operate seasonal routes to other European destinations. This allows for onward travel into Europe or for European holidaymakers to visit Guernsey.
- Dublin (Apr – Oct)
- Grenoble (winter)
Flight Times to Guernsey
- London City: British Airways (1 hour)
- London Gatwick: Aurigny (1 hour)
- Barcelona (Spain): Aurigny (1 hour and 30 minutes)
- Berlin (Germany): Aurigny (1 hour and 45 minutes)
- Bilbao (Spain): Aurigny (2 hours and 40 minutes)
- Birmingham: Aurigny (1 hour and 25 minutes)
- Bristol: Aurigny (1 hour and 5 minutes)
- Dublin (Ireland): Aurigny (1 hour and 45 minutes)
- Dusseldorf (Germany): Eurowings (2 hours)
- East Midlands: Aurigny (1 hour and 15 minutes)
- Edinburgh: Aurigny (1 hour and 30 minutes)
- Exeter: Aurigny (40 minutes)
- Faro (Portugal): Aurigny (2 hours and 30 minutes)
- Glasgow: Loganair/Blue Islands (Indirect service – 3 hours +)
- Grenoble (France): Aurigny (1 hour and 20 minutes)
- Ibiza (Spain – Balearics): Aurigny (3 hours and 15 minutes)
- Leeds Bradford: Aurigny (1 hour and 40 minutes)
- Madrid (Spain): Aurigny (1 hour and 30 minutes)
- Malaga (Spain): Aurigny (2 hours and 40 minutes)
- Manchester: Aurigny (1 hour and 25 minutes)
- Newcastle: Loganair/Blue Islands (Indirect service – 2 hours and 30 minutes +)
- Newquay: Loganair/Blue Islands (Indirect service – 3 hours +)
- Norwich: Aurigny (1 hour and 10 minutes)
- Norwich: Loganair/Blue Islands (Indirect service 3 hours +)
- Porto (Portugal): Aurigny (2 hours)
- Prague (Czech Republic): Aurigny (2 hours and 55 minutes)
- Rennes (France): Blue Islands (40 minutes)
- Southampton: Aurigny (45 minutes)
- Southampton: Blue Islands (45 minutes)
- Valencia (Spain): Aurigny (3 hours and 20 minutes)
The Common Travel Area
As part of The Common Travel Area, Guernsey, like other Crown Dependencies, follows the same immigration protocols as the UK. As such, citizens of the United Kingdom, Ireland and Crown Dependencies have freedom to travel between these areas without the requirement of a passport for immigration purposes.
However, as travelling to the island is via flight or ferry, identification will be required for travel. Whilst a passport remains the most popular form of identification used, as a domestic flight, other forms of identification are also permitted at the discretion of the airline. Please confirm the accepted methods of identification by your airline or ferry operator prior to travel.
Covid-19 Travel Requirements
As of 7th February 2022, there are no Covid-19 related travel requirements to enter Guernsey or any neighbouring Channel Islands. Border requirements are the same as those pre-pandemic. There is no longer a need to complete a travel tracker, no testing and no isolation requirements.
However, you should not travel if you are feeling unwell and whilst mask usage is no longer mandatory, it can be used at your own personal discretion. You may also want to consider a travel insurance policy that covers you for cancellations in relation to Covid-19.
The following flights are available to Guernsey Airport (GCI):-
- Alderney Airport: Aurigny Air Services (0h 15m to Guernsey Airport)
- Birmingham Airport: FlyBE (1h 10m to Guernsey Airport)
- Bristol Airport: Blue Islands, Aurigny Air Services (1h 17m to Guernsey Airport)
- Dinard Airport (France): Aurigny Air Services (0h 35m to Guernsey Airport)
- Düsseldorf Airport (Germany): airberlin (1h 55m to Guernsey Airport)
- Exeter Airport: FlyBE (0h 45m to Guernsey Airport)
- Geneva Airport (Switzerland): Blue Islands (4h 25m to Guernsey Airport)
- Hanover Airport (Germany): airberlin (2h 10m to Guernsey Airport)
- Isle of Man Airport: Blue Islands (3h 10m to Guernsey Airport)
- Jersey Airport: Aurigny Air Services, Blue Islands, FlyBE (0h 21m to Guernsey Airport)
- London Airports: Aurigny Air Services, FlyBE, Blue Islands (1h 20m to Guernsey Airport)
- Manchester Airport: Aurigny Air Services, Blue Islands (2h 55m to Guernsey Airport)
- Norwich Airport: FlyBE (1h 10m to Guernsey Airport)
- Nottingham Airport: Aurigny Air Services (1h 15m to Guernsey Airport)
- Southampton Airport: FlyBE, Blue Islands (0h 45m to Guernsey Airport)
- Zurich Airport (Switzerland): Blue Islands (4h 25m to Guernsey Airport)