Getting Around Guernsey by Bus or Coach

by Kate L 10th December 2015


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Bus Service

 

Guernsey’s bus service is run by CT Plus on behalf of The States of Guernsey. The service connects most of the island and stops near the majority of the principle visitor attractions.


Boarding A Bus

Bus stops are identified by the word BUS painted on the road or by bus stops on poles. Alternatively, you may hail a bus at any point in its journey. The driver will stop and pick you up if it is safe to do so. Hailing a bus is, however, not possible in the centre of St. Peter Port or on the Bridge, St. Sampsons.


Payment

There is a single fare of £1 for all journeys. If you need to change buses in order to complete your journey you do not need to pay twice. Just present your ticket to the driver for a transfer ticket valid for the remainder of your journey.

 

The service has a range of unlimited travel passes;

 

One day pass £4.50 | Two day pass £7.50 | Seven day pass £19.00 | Family One day pass £9.00 | Family Two day pass £15.00 | Family Seven day pass £38.00 (Family passes allow unlimited travel for up to two adults and up to three children up to 16 years old travelling together)

 

Regular travellers can benefit from a pay as you go card called the Puffin Pass (thiis was introduced in November 2015 and supercedes the Ormer Card.) Journeys on the Puffin Pass cost 55p during the day and £2 after 10pm on Friday and Saturday. Residents over the age of 65 (including those from Alderney and Herm) can travel free if they show the driver suitable identification, such as their medical insurance card. Unfortuntely, this does not apply to older people visiting the Island. Children travel free up until their fifth birthday (one child per adult).

 

The company has a comprehensive website that has recently been updated to include an interactive journey planner and live service updates. Copies of the timetables are available at the Town Terminus, Guernsey Information Centre, the Airport, and on some buses.


Bus Routes

All buses run to and from the Town Terminus

 

 Route  Leaves From  Via  Returns To
 11  Town Terminus  L'Ancresse (Westbound)  Town Terminus
 12  Town Terminus  Pembroke Bay  Town Terminus
 21  Town Terminus  L'Islet  Town Terminus
 22  Town Terminus  Vale Church  Town Terminus
 31  Town Terminus  L’Islet  Town Terminus
 32  Town Terminus  La Passee  Town Terminus
 41  Town Terminus  Grandes Rocques  Town Terminus
 42  Town Terminus  Vazon Bay  Town Terminus
 51  Town Terminus  L'Aumone  Town Terminus
 52  Town Terminus  L'Aumone  Town Terminus
 61  Town Terminus    Town Terminus
 71  Town Terminus  Airport Forecourt  
 81  Town Terminus  Jerbourg  Town Terminus
 91  Town Terminus    Town Terminus
 92  Town Terminus  Grandes Rocques (Anti-clockwise)  Town Terminus
 93  Town Terminus  L'Eree Hotel (Southbound)  
 94  Town Terminus  L'Eree Hotel (Northbound)  
 95  Town Terminus  Airport Forecourt  
 P2  Airport Forecourt  Vazon Bay  Airport Forecourt

 

 

 

 

Popular Destinations by Bus

Guernsey has many great attractions around the island.  Here are a few of the top ones with their recommended route. (Of course with the island being so small it is possible to walk from the stop on an alternative route rather than make a change to a different bus so do check the route map just in case!)

 

 Destination  Bus Route
 Castle Cornet  In town
 Catherine Best (Designer & Jewellers)  81
 Lihou Island  91, 92, 93, 94, 95
 Sausmarez Manor  81, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95
 Bruce Russell (Gold & Silversmiths)  71
 Fort Hommet Gun Casement  42, 91, 92, P1
 Guernsey Pearl  91, 92, 93, 94, 95
 German Military Underground Hospital  71
 German Occupation Museum  91, 92, 93, 94, 95
 Guernsey Candles  31, 32
 Beau Sejour Leisure Centre  31, 32
 Guernsey Freesia Centre  21, 22
 Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery  31, 32
 The Island Tenpin Bowling  31, 32
 Hauteville House (Victor Hugo)  In town
 La Vallette Underground Military Museum  In town
 Little Chapel   71
 Les Trepied Tomb  91, 92, 95
 National Trust of Guernsey Folk Museum  41, 42
 National Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop  In town
 Oatlands Village  21, 22
 Pleinmont Observation Tower  91, 92, 93, 94, 95
 Rousse Tower  31, 32, 91, 92
 La Vallette Underground Military Museum  In town

 

NB – as stated above, all buses travel to and from the Bus Terminus in St Peter Port, therefore all Town attractions are easily accessible via any bus route. Any attraction in St Peter Port is therefore noted as In Town, although if there is a bus stop outside the attraction the route is also noted!


 

Coaches

Intransit

A family run company that offers tailor-made tours and ground handling services for cruise lines, ferry companies and airlines as well as private hire of their fleet of 16 to 35-seat coaches.

Island Coachways

A family operated business that specialises in group transport, including the largest private hire fleet on Guernsey. The fleet includes vehicles of 16 to 43-seat coaches. The company runs various tours from May to September as well as specialist Occupation tours.

Island Taxis

Island Taxis is one of the major taxi firms, but also has a number of larger vehicles (up to 27 seats) that can be hired.

Posted by boss
Thursday, 10th December 2015, 03:27pm.
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