Cheap flights from London Heathrow to Guernsey

Guernsey is one of the Channel Islands and is located to the west of Normandy. It has plenty to offer for visitors, including beautiful beaches, great food and a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. Flights from London Heathrow to Guernsey are relatively common, especially during the peak time in summer.

Heathrow Facilities

Heathrow is the largest airport in the UK and has 4 main terminals. It’s situated to the west of central London and is easily accessible no matter where you’re travelling from. Being such a large and busy airport, it has all the modern facilities and services you would expect. If you’re travelling with kids, then there are soft play areas as well as baby changing facilities. There are also plenty of shops, cafes, cash machines, charging points and currency exchange booths throughout the airport.

Flight Time from Heathrow to Guernsey

A direct flight from Heathrow to Guernsey takes just 1 hr and 5 mins approximately.  

Getting to Heathrow

Heathrow is quite easy to get to no matter how you’re travelling.

If you’re coming from another part of the UK, then there are regular coach services that go directly to Heathrow station. There are also buses that run regularly going from the various places in London to Heathrow. If you’re coming by car then you can easily get to Heathrow off the M25.

If you want to take the tube to Heathrow, then there are 3 stations you can use - Terminals 4 and 5 each have their own dedicated station while there is a 3rd station that covers Terminals 2 and 3 together. Trains run regularly to and from Heathrow’s stations and the Piccadilly line now has a 24-hour service on Fridays and Saturdays.

If you live in London, you can also take an Uber or black cab to Heathrow. This can be quite a costly trip though, especially if you have a fair distance to travel and traffic conditions are bad.

Travelling to and from Guernsey Airport

At just 9 miles in length and 3 miles wide, getting to and from Guernsey airport is no trouble at all.

There are regular bus routes that go from the airport to St Peter’s Port and through the round-island bus route.

Guernsey also has a licensed taxi service and there is a rank right outside the airport terminal. It’s worth noting that demand for taxis can be high during the morning and evening so it’s a good idea to book in advance if you can.

If you decide to hire a car then there are two car hire companies within the airport.

You shouldn’t have too much trouble driving around Guernsey since they drive on the left and a lot of the road signs will be familiar to you. It’s worth knowing that the maximum speed limit in Guernsey is 35mph and this will often be lower for narrower roads.

Things to See & Do in Guernsey

Below are some of the best things to see and do during a visit to Guernsey -

Little Chapel

The Little Chapel is one of the best-loved and most-visited attractions on the island. It is said to be the smallest chapel on Earth – measuring a tiny 16ft by 9ft.  The construction of the chapel was started in 1914 by French monk, Brother Deodat.

It’s adorned with a mixture of pebbles, china and seashells, which helps to add to its unique look.

Underground German Hospital

If you’re interested in history, then it’s certainly worth paying a visit to the Underground German Hospital. When Guernsey was occupied by Nazis from 1940-45, an underground hospital was built by slave labourers.

Following its completion, the hospital could hold up to 500 patients, but it was abandoned in a matter of months when it became clear that the conditions were far from ideal for recovery.

Explore the walking/cycling paths

Because Guernsey is an island, it makes it perfect for exploring, either by bike or on foot. There are many great trails to explore throughout the island, from historic gardens to the seafront and fishing harbours.

Best time of the year to visit Guernsey

One of the great things about Guernsey and the Channel Islands in general is that they enjoy a much more temperate climate compared to the UK. The summers are generally warmer, the winters are milder and the temperature year-round is higher on average.

If you want the best weather possible then you should visit between June and August. Even in the months following though, the weather can still be very pleasant and you can save money by visiting outside of the peak travel months.

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