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Getting Around Alderney

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Road

Road Quality

Getting around Alderney is easy as everything is within walking distance.

Car Hire

There are a few car hire companies on the island. Braye Hire Cars (tel: +44 1481 823 881; www.brayehirecars.com) and Auto-Motion (tel: +44 1481 823 352; www.automotionalderney.com) are a few options.

Taxi

Private taxi companies operate on the island. Try A1 Taxis (tel: 44 1481 824 182) or Central Taxis (tel: +44 7781 100 830).

Bike

Bicycle hire: There are several firms that hire out bicycles at daily or weekly rates, incluiding Cycle & Surf (tel: + 1481 822 286; www.cycleandsurf.co.uk).

Regulations

The speed limit is 56kph (35mph).

Breakdown services

The AA (www.theaa.com) and RAC (www.rac.co.uk) are able to provide a full range of services to UK members touring the UK. These organisations can also assist people who are travelling from abroad with maps, tourist information and specially marked routes to major events or places of interest.

Documentation

National driving licences are valid for one year. Drivers must have Third Party insurance and vehicle registration documents.

Rail

The Channel Islands' only working railway operates every Saturday, Sunday and on Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of September. The train leaves from Braye Station (tel: +44 7911 739 572; www.alderneyrailway.com)

Water

There are many boat tours available.