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Les Pourciaux Cottage Alderney

AN ISLAND COTTAGE BY THE SEA

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Getting to Alderney

By far the most preferred way to get to Alderney is to fly direct form Southampton (see Aurigny below).  In recent years during the summer months a small passenger ferry has been running between Guernsey and Alderney (see The Little Ferry Company below) which gives an extra option for those who do not wish to fly.  Both the planes (max 19 pax) and ferry (max 12 pax) are small and get booked up in advance so

For many years there has been no real car ferry although it is possible to travel on the Alderney Shipping/Channel Seaways boat (predominantly a cargo service) the 6/7 hour crossing is only advisable to those who have good sea legs!  

 

Aurigny (www.aurigny.com Tel: 01481 267267)

Aurigny flies directly to Alderney from Southampton and Guernsey only, using 19 seater Dornier planes.  Flights do get very booked up especially at busy times. Car parking is available at Southampton airport and the train station is a two minute walk from the airport terminal.  There are several other airlines like Flybe which fly into Guernsey but do leave yourselves a good few hours if you plan to travel on to Alderney the same day.

 

The Little Ferry Company (www.thelittleferrycompany.com Tel: 01481 724810)

During the summer months (usually May-Sept) The Little Ferry Company operates a small vessel doing generally morning and evening sailings both ways.

 

Alderney Shipping/Channel Seaways (www.alderneyshipping.com Tel: 01481 823211)

Alderney’s shipping service bringing goods from Poole and Guernsey to the island.  Though the trip is not for the faint-hearted, prior to the pandemic it was possible to travel on this service with a vehicle or as a foot passenger, check with them if this service is still available.  The outbound service usually leaves Poole on Monday evenings, arriving into Alderney on Tuesday mornings, and the return trip departs Alderney on Wednesdays in the afternoon.

 

Steve Porter and True Blue (07967 598669)

A new addition to Alderney’s limited travel options… Steve has offered an invaluable service to islanders during the covid pandemic, offering limited seats on his boat True Blue.  Primarily a charter fishing boat operator, Steve responded to demand for a charter service coming direct to the island from the UK when direct air services were suspended.  The service has been subject to strict Border Agency requirements when bringing people to the island who were going straight into self-isolation and were finding it difficult to get home. Especially good for those needing to bring animals with them, the service seems to be continuing, albeit on an ‘on demand’ basis.  The trip from Poole takes approximately 3hrs and costs vary depending upon the number of people travelling.  Contact Steve for more information.