The second largest of the Channel Islands after Jersey, Guernsey is famed for its splendid beaches and historic sights. Visit the capital city, St Peter Port with numerous museums and Fort Grey on the rocky coast. Explore the island, set between France and the UK, with a car hire in Guernsey and be able to get anywhere you want at any time. Auto Europe provides you with some of the best rental deals with a large choice of vehicles from the leading rental suppliers at Guernsey Airport and the main Ferry Port.
Cars drive on the left side of the road. Speed limit is 25 miles per hour in built-up areas and 35 miles per hour in rural areas. Make sure, however, to adjust the speed in rural areas as the roads and lanes tend to be narrow and busy. Be prepared to to give way to pedestrians and horse riders, or an approaching car. There is a "filter in turn" system on the island, with all directions having equal priority. Drive through the junction only when your exit is clear. Ask for an explanation of the filter system when picking-up your car hire in Guernsey.
Parking on the island is free except for St Peter Port with "Disc Parking Zones". Parking time varies by the location. Blue discs are available in the tourist offices and police station in St Peter Port and garages throughout the island.
Guernsey belongs to the Channel Islands archipelago in the English Channel off the Normandy coast in France. The Bailiwick of Jersey and Guernsey are not part of the United Kingdom or the European Union, they are Crown dependencies with own legislature and representative bodies.
The island has a temperate climate with sunny warm summers and mild winters. The best time to visit Guernsey is summer with July being the sunniest month.
Guernsey Airport (GCI)
The airport is located 2.9 miles southwest from St Peter Port. Guernsey Airport is a minor international airport with services to the north of France and major cities in the UK. There are also seasonal flights to Dusseldorf and Stuttgart.
Telephone: +44 1481 237766
Bus service is the only public means of transport in Guernsey as there is no railway. The bus network covers the most attractions on the island as well as Guernsey Airport. Other Channel Islands can be reached by a ferry from St Peter Port.