Getting to the Island of Jersey
Getting to the Island
Jersey is a unique location. Nestled in the English Channel , 90 miles from the Uk and just 20 miles from the French coast. It's the largest of the Channel Islands and is accessible by plane from locations across the UK including London Gatwick,City and Luton, Southampton, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Norwich and by boat from Poole and Portsmouth. You can also reach it by boat from the French coast at St Malo.
Travelling around the Island
Once you're on-island, travel is easy. Whether you choose to use public transport, rent a car or bike or walk around, at just 45 square miles, nowhere is far away. Local bus operator Liberty Bus running an efficient service around the Island to all the major attractions. Local taxi ranks at the airport and harbour will be able to take you to your accommodation or anywhere on the island and the island is covered with a network of cycle routes.
Getting to the Weekender Festival site
What better way to get to the site than a cycle through Jersey's beautiful countryside. It's just 28 minutes from St Helier on the way there and 20 minutes on the way home. Click to see the route on google here
Green coach travel
We're conscious of minimising our environmental impact and will be encouraging Weekenders to make use of our shuttle coaches that run from St Helier to the site in the parish of Trinity on both days. When the party is over, our shuttle coaches will be on hand to take you back to town.
There will be limited parking at the Festival site so if you do plan on bringing your vehicle be sure to arrive early and follow the parking signs. This year we will be offering an incentive for people that bring a full car.
Local Bus Service
Liberty Bus run a daily schedule to the Parish of Trinity, check here for up to date timetable.
There are a number of Taxi ranks in St Helier where you can hail a local cab; at Liberation Square, Snow Hill and around town. If you want to be more organised, we also have a number of private firms with whom you can arrange transport.
Liberty Cabs – 767700 | Luxicabs – 887000 | Yellow Cabs - 888888
Click here to download a map outlining the traffic diversion around the Parish.
Jersey has an abundance of accommodation options from local campsites to 5* hotels, there’s something for everyone’s price range. Some of our favourites are:
For Campers or Glampers
A camping gem on the West side of the Island offering therapeutic treatments and an overall Zen environment. Daisy Cottage offers pitches for both tents and caravans or for something a little different why not stay in one of the Shepherds Huts. With on-site amenities this is a stunning hideaway in the heart of St Ouens, to find out more about Daisy Cottage visit their website
Beuveland Campsite offers a variety of camping or glamping options, from pitching your own tent, or taking your own van, to spending the night in a luxury yurt or Bell tent. It has an onsite shop, bar, and swimming pool so there’s plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained. For more information about Beuveland Campsite visit their website here
The Merton Hotel – Located near St Helier
Perfect for the family, complete with an onsite pool with wave machine and water slide, there’s plenty for all the family. There is evening entertainment and a variety of dining options within the hotel. For more information visit https://www.seymourhotels.com/...
Groups and Couples
The Hotel de Normandie
Opposite the beach at Harve Des Pas, the Normandie Hotel has an indoor swimming pool and it’s own restaurant and bar. Part of the Channel Hotels group it’s within walking distance to St Helier and superbly close to a wide stretch of beach to find out more visit www.channelhotels.com/hotel-de-normandie.
Luxury - For those who like their creature comforts
The Grand Hotel sits on the main avenue in St Helier that links the West of the Island to the East. With views overlooking the bay and Elizabeth Castle the Grand Hotel’s iconic building is part of Jersey’s heritage. With an in-house spa, champagne lounge and Sun Terrace, after the fun and excitement of the Weekender, the Grand Jersey is the perfect place to wind down.