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A Guide to Car Hire Guernsey

Hire a car and you will find driving in Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands, a delightful and efficient way to explore its picturesque landscapes and charming towns. The island's road network is well-maintained, with well-marked lanes and clear signage.

The distance between Guernsey Airport and the main city, St. Peter Port, is just around 5 kilometers (3 miles), making it a quick and convenient journey. While Guernsey follows left-hand driving, as in the UK, the island's relatively small size and light traffic make driving a pleasant experience.

Guernsey adheres to road regulations similar to those in the UK. Seat belts are compulsory for all passengers, and speed limits are well-marked, typically at 35 mph (56 km/h) on rural roads and 25 mph (40 km/h) in built-up areas. Guernsey also has strict laws against drunk driving, with a legal limit of 0.08%.

One of the major benefits of driving in Guernsey is the ease of access to its beautiful beaches, historic sites, and scenic coastal drives. With a car, you can explore the island's hidden coves, visit the iconic Little Chapel, or simply enjoy leisurely drives along its picturesque coastal roads, offering breathtaking sea views.


Top tips when hiring a car in Guernsey

  • Drive on the left-hand side of the road in Guernsey, taking extra car on country roads than can be very narrow
  • There are no motorways in Guerney due to the size of the island
  • Speed limits are in miles per hour and the maximum limit on the island is 35mph
  • Like the UK, Guernsey has a drink drive limit of 80mg (0.05% BAC)
 

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Laws and rules of the road when driving in Guernsey

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    L

    Road Driving Side

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    25mph

    Urban speed Limit

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    35mph

    Rural Speed Limit

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    n/amph

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    GBP  /Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    GBP £

    Currency

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    NO

    Tolls

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    20

    Min Rental Age

    17

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Average prices per day for car hire in Guernsey

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Guernsey

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