Think of a tiny island with no cars and you might suppose that accessibility could be difficult, but Sark is surprisingly easy to get to, and certainly very accessible from the UK.
The method of arrival is a combination of sea and air – flying to the Channel Isles before sailing the short hop to Sark – so here’s a handy guide to reaching your destination.
Three airlines operate regular flights to the nearby islands of Guernsey and Jersey from the UK.
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Aurigny Air Services flight information for all UK, European and Channel Island services.
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Flights to Guernsey from Southampton, as well as Birmingham, Exeter, Cardiff and Jersey. The Flybe Unaccompanied Minor Scheme* is not available to children under 15 years of age on flights operated by Air France and subsidiaries Hop Regional/City Jet.
Travelling to Sark from Guernsey – the easiest way to get there
The Isle of Sark Shipping Company +44 1481 724059) operates the passenger ferry service from Guernsey. This is the easiest way to reach Sark, with several sailings a day during peak seasons and a daily service Monday to Saturday in the off season. Tickets can be bought online, by phone or in person for services departing from The Inter Island Quay at St Peter Port Harbour.
Journey time is approximately 55 minutes.
www.sarkshippingcompany.com +44 1481 724059
Getting to Guernsey from the UK
Of course, before you can sail to Sark from Guernsey you first must get to Guernsey, but luckily this is very straightforward, with Condor Ferries offering an extensive schedule to from both Portsmouth and Poole.
Journey time is 3 hours for the fast ferry option from Poole, longer for the Clipper service from Portsmouth.
http://www.condorferries.co.uk Poole Port: +44 1202 207215 / Portsmouth Port:+44 2392 865164
Sailing to Sark from Jersey
Manche Iles Express operate services from Granville and Carteret in Normandy to Sark, via Jersey, several times a week from April to September.
www.manche-iles-express.com +44 1534 880756
Travelling from Alderney to Sark
The Lady Maris II operates a weekly service on Thursdays between Alderney and Sark.
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Travelling from the UK
If you prefer a direct though longer route, Condor Ferries operate a regular service from Poole and Portsmouth to Jersey and Guernsey, as well as St Malo in Brittany. The high speed ferry Condor Liberation operates from Poole, and conventional ships the Goodwill and Clipper operate from Portsmouth.
Condor www.condorferries.com +44 845 124 2004
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