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Car Hire in Guernsey

For visitors from the UK, Guernsey feels at once reassuringly familiar, yet somehow uniquely different. Like the rest of the Channel Islands, it is not part of the UK, but it still manages to feel quintessentially British. Its proximity to France, and its quirky laws and customs, however, sets it apart. And its famous sunny weather is definitely not something you get back home!

Although it is a small island, to make the most out of your trip to Guernsey you really do need your own transport. That’s why arranging to hire a car in Guernsey is such a good idea: it places all those glorious beaches within easy reach, and it helps you avoid those notoriously expensive taxi fares too.

Where to Rent a Car in Guernsey

Expedia partners with a number of car hire providers to offer you the opportunity to hire a car from many towns and resorts on the island. Undoubtedly the most popular location for car hire is from Guernsey Airport, where many visitors will arrive.

If you arrange your car hire in Guernsey in advance we can make sure that your car is waiting for you as you stroll through the arrivals hall at Guernsey Airport. This makes it so easy to hop into your chosen vehicle and head to your hotel. The distances you will cover in tiny Guernsey are short, so driving is never too much of a strain here.

If you have already organised a transfer from the airport it is still possible to hire a car for your stay. There are a number of potential locations where you can pick up your hire car from. Thanks to our wide network of car hire providers, cheap car hire in Guernsey is always available – we make sure we always bring you the latest deals as soon as they become available.

You can choose the hire car that best suits your needs. You may be travelling light with a friend and simply need a small, economy-class car for your trip. For those who are travelling with a larger group we have SUVs available. You can also arrange any extras you require, such as booster seats or child seats, when you book your car in advance.

So, now all you have to decide is where your car hire in Guernsey will take you.

Places to Visit When You Hire a Car in Guernsey

Guernsey’s coast is one of its biggest attractions for many. With a hire car, all of the island’s 27 different bays can be easily reached – so you can find your own favourite spots to relax in the sun. Some of these bays boast long and popular stretches of sand, while others are little more than secluded coves where you can find your own space away from the tourists. Our top tip is to head south, where the coast is at its most beautiful. Here it is lined by dramatic cliffs that offer plenty of opportunities for strolls accompanied by stunning views.

Hilly Saint Peter Port is another popular destination. Its cobbled streets are lined by regal Regency architecture, and it lays a very strong claim for being one of the most attractive harbour towns in Europe.

Two of the island’s top draws can be visited here: Castle Cornet, an 800-year-old fortress that overlooks the picturesque harbour, and Hauteville House, whose eccentric design was provided by its one-time owner Victor Hugo.

Guernsey has suffered a history of conquest and occupation, most recently by the Germans during the Second World War. In Saint Peter Port you can explore this time in the absorbing museum that is dedicated to the German occupation of Guernsey.

It’s worthwhile popping over to the parish of St Andrew near Saint Peter Port to experience a typical Guernsey town, and the parish church is beautiful here. Or you can take to the water with one of the many boat charter companies offering wildlife-focused voyages, where you will spot seals, puffins and more around the rugged coastlines of the Bailiwick.

For those looking for something a little more active, hiring a car in Guernsey will offer you the opportunity to enjoy plenty of walks and other activities, including paddle boarding, diving, angling and sailing. Drive over to the west coast to enjoy the excellent surfing and windsurfing conditions. There are also plenty of opportunities for scuba diving, kayaking, horse riding and golf, and they’ll all be just a leisurely drive away.

Car Hire in Guernsey

Life in Guernsey is lived at a fairly slow pace. The speed limit all over the island never exceeds 35 miles per hour, so you’ll certainly be taking plenty of scenic drives.

Hire a car in Guernsey to explore its beaches, quiet towns and villages and experience the best this tiny Channel Island has to offer.