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How to get to Alderney

The most popular way for people to arrive on Alderney is via our small, friendly airport. There are several flights a day from Southampton and Guernsey. When you want to leave the island, both these airports offer a wide variety of connecting flights.

Throughout the year there is a regular boat service which delivers food and other bulky items. There are also passenger ferry services which run between Alderney and the UK, France or Guernsey. As ferry services are more weather dependent than planes, there is less availability at certain times of year.

To find out more about transport to Alderney, please click the links below.

By Air >>
By Sea >>
Charter Trips >>
Private Travel >>
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By Air


The island has a small, well managed airport and has been operating since 1936. Relatively low landing fees, VAT-free avgas and duty-free services make Alderney’s airport a particularly attractive landing spot for private aviators.

The airport has two operational runways, one tarmac and one grass, and the airport handles over 70,000 passengers a year arriving by scheduled flights direct from Southampton and Guernsey and via connection with Guernsey from Jersey, London (Gatwick and Stansted), Bristol, East Midlands and Manchester.

The only airline that operates to and from the island is Aurigny Air Services. If you are travelling from the UK, they provide direct flights from Southampton. Flights from East Midlands require a transfer on Guernsey.

Aurigny Air Services also fly to Alderney from Guernsey as well as from Jersey via Guernsey.

The company will also transport pets to Alderney and they can even travel in the cabin with their owners. Please contact the airline for more details.

Equally, it is possible for Aurigny Air Services to charter flights upon request. This is a suitable option for groups visiting the island.

A number of major British airports also offer flights to Alderney via Guernsey or via Jersey and Guernsey.

Aurigny Air Services Ltd
Company Head Office
States Airport, La Planque Lane, Forest
Guernsey, GY8 ODT
Tel: +44 (0)1481 266444 or 01481 822888
Fax: +44 (0)1481 266446
www.aurigny.com

By sea


Braye Harbour, the gateway to the Channel Islands and France, accommodates small passenger ferries from Guernsey and France, cargo vessels and the occasional cruise ship. The island is a popular first port of call which welcomes thousands of yachtsmen from all over Europe every year.

Alderney Harbour Office
Tel: +44 (0)1481 822620
Fax: +44 (0)1481 823699

Scheduled sea links to Alderney from the UK:

From mainland UK, Channel Seaways Ltd operates a Poole/Alderney/Poole line from May to September. The availability is limited and subject to the weather. For enquiries and bookings call 01481 824484.

Brittany Ferries operates a ferry from Portsmouth, UK to Cherbourg, France in time for a connection with Lady Maris II to Alderney. For more information visit www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/ferry-routes.

Bumblebee Boat Cruises offers regular crossings in comfort and safety between Guernsey and Alderney. For more information and their current schedule check out www.bumblebee.gg, email skipper@bumblebee.gg or telephone +44 (0)1481 720200

Bumblebee Boat Cruise
Bumblebee Marine Ltd
Clifton House, Clifton, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1JR
The Quay, Alderney Harbour, Alderney GY9 3XX
Tel: +44 (0)1481 720200
Email: skipper@bumblebee.gg
www.bumblebee.gg

Scheduled sea links to Alderney from France:

Vedettes du Cotentin: carries (12 passengers) from and to Dielette (nr. Cherbourg).
For bookings visit www.vedettesducotentin.com or call 0033 7 60 20 20 40.

Victor Hugo: a high-speed passenger ferry operated by Manche Iles Express. There are scheduled sailings from Dielette (nr. Cherbourg), St. Peter Port (Guernsey) from April to September. For further information and updates please visit www.manche-iles-express.com

The Lady Maris II can transport 12 passengers to and from Cherbourg every Wednesday and Saturday. Every Thursday it operates a service to and from Guernsey, Sark and Herm. Bookings through www.alderneygiftbox.com.

Shipping services on and off the island are provided by Alderney Shipping:

Alderney Shipping Co Ltd
The Quay, Alderney Harbour, Alderney GY9 3XX
Tel: +44 (0)1481 822231
Fax: +44 (0)1481 822228
Email: questions@alderneyshipping.com
www.alderneyshipping.com

Charter trips


Lady Maris II and Voyager carry 12 passengers and are licensed to operate charters between the islands, France, the UK South Coast and Alderney.

Book Lady Maris II through www.alderneygiftbox.com.

Book Voyager at McAllisters Wet Fish Shop in Victoria Street, Alderney. Tel: +44 (0)1481 823666.or +44 (0)7781 160 260

Private travel to Alderney


Private aviators – if you are planning to visit Alderney by Private Aircraft then please click here for information for private pilots.

Visiting yachts – if you are planning to sail to Alderney by yacht or motorboat then please click here for yachtsmens’ information.