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Guernsey Car Hire Companies

Driving in Guernsey can be a pleasurable experience - it gives you an added flexibility, makes covering the length of the 12 mile long island easy, and is a great way to admire the scenic views, and if you're lucky enough to be in a convertible, enjoy the sunshine with the wind in your hair!

Drivers should be insured and have a full driving licence. Cars can be hired cheaply (see our Guernsey Car Hire page), and easily from many companies, and with the low duty of petrol, travelling by car makes sense.

Although in Guernsey cars drive on the left side of the road the same as in the UK, there are differences to driving here. To start with the maximum speed limit on the island is only 35mph and there are lower speed limits in some areas due to the narrow roads. The Ruettes Tranquilles have a speed limit of 15mph and you must give way to walkers, cyclists and horse-riders. Some road signs may be totally unfamiliar to you and a yellow line across the exit of a minor road means stop and give way to traffic on the major road. Some junctions have 'FILTER IN TURN' on a sign and Filter painted on the road. Approch them with care as all directions have equal priority.

You must only enter the junction in turn with other vehicles. They are also box junctions which you must not enter the box unless your exit is clear. The good news is that all public parking in Guernsey is free! There are however time-restricted Disc parking Zones, indicated by blue signs bearing the words 'Disc Zone' which define the limit of the parking place and must use a parking clock.

You use a parking clock to indicate your time of arrival and you must not stay longer than the when the specified period runs out. Hire vehicles have them but if you have brought your own vehicle you can purchase one from a Visitor Information Centre, Airport Information Desk, or a Police Station.