Getting to Alderney

Here’s where your adventure starts! We are that small little dot, 8 miles from Normandy, 60 miles from Portland and 60 miles from Brittany.  Alderney is in the perfect position to experience bird migration, visit some of the largest seabird colonies in southern Britain and explore an island full natural world wonders and steeped in history.

Alderney situation map

There are flights available both directly from Southampton and you can transfer from a range of airports in the UK via Guernsey (e.g. Aurigny fly from Gatwick, Manchester, East Midlands, Stansted, Leeds/Bradford as well as Grenoble and Barcelona).
Just so you know, Aurigny operates small planes and have an impeccable safety record – they really are Alderney’s mini cab service in the sky!  Aurigny caters for the Alderney leg on all flights and you can reach Guernsey with Aurigny as well as Flybe and Blue Islands.
You can charter Air Alderney’s 8 passenger seater Islanders to collect you from anywhere in the UK and fly direct to Alderney. Private flyers can use Alderney’s three runways (two grass, one 877m. hard with instrument approaches).
It is also possible to get to Guernsey with Condor Ferries (too big to fit into Alderney’s harbour) and you have the option of Alderney Ferry Co, a small fast boat which has up to four sailings per day between Guernsey and Alderney. There are also several boat chartering options available with Lady Maris II.

We also recommend the Visit Alderney travel section for advice and the Alderney Visitor Information Centre offers great guidance for those needing it or +44 (0)1481 823737.

Visit Alderney