Book cheap car hire in the Channel Islands and explore the Bailiwicks at your leisure.
Lying just off the coast of France, the Channel Islands consist of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Alderney, and Herm. Perfect for both short and long breaks, escape to this quiet and picturesque part of the British Isles. Get in your car and explore the wonderful coastline and scenery.
If you’re visiting the Channel Islands, make sure you benefit from our excellent customer service and wide selection of vehicles. You may not need it on these small islands but we also offer unlimited mileage as standard too. If you need to get hold of us, our head office is open 6 days a week and we also operate a 24/7 emergency phone line. By booking with Economy Car Hire, you really will get the best value car rental.
One of the most famous attractions in the Channel Islands is undoubtedly the Durrell Wildlife Park at Les Augrès Manor. Founded by the late author and naturalist Gerald Durrell, the zoo is home to 1,400 mammals, reptiles, and birds and plays an important role in conservation.
If you want to learn more about Jersey during the war, the Jersey War Tunnels museum tells the story of the German occupation. Alternatively, head to St Helier and make the most of its shops and spas.
Make the most of Guernsey’s heritage and explore the numerous fortifications built to repel a French invasion. Clarence Battery, Fort Doyle, and Fort Grey offer a fascinating glimpse into the past. There are also more recent reminders of Guernsey’s military past. The Occupation Museum, German Military Underground Museum, and German Naval Signals HQ all bring home how close Hitler came to the UK and the experiences of the islanders under occupation.
If it’s stunning scenery you’re after, head to Jerbourg for views of the other Islands and the French coast. Alternatively, La Claire Mare on the west coast is home to 2 nature reserves, reed beds, and orchid meadows.
There are a host of activities to try when in the Channel Islands. Head out on the water on a boat trip or on a jet ski. If you’d rather stay by the shore, try coasteering, kite surfing, or kayaking. The islands also offer excellent diving facilities if you want to submerge yourself.
If you’d rather stay on land, why not catch a rugby match? Jersey have a strong team that currently plays in the second tier of English rugby, the Championship. Other activities include abseiling, zip wires, and zorbing.
All you need to know about the Channel Islands can be found in our comprehensive travel guide, though it is wise to top up your knowledge of the rules and regulations of driving on Guernsey and Jersey too. Looking for more inspiration for your trip, read our blogs about the Channel Islands too.