• Bars/Restaurants
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Crafts/Gifts
  • Fishing/Diving
  • Guest Houses
  • Local Services
  • Rental Cars
  • Self Catering Accommodation
  • Taxis
  • Tour Operators

St Helena key travel information

The St Helena Directory offers many services that will be beneficial to all visitors coming to St Helena.

Here are a just some travel information that is important to know prior to and after your arrival.

Immigration requirements

If you are arriving on St Helena by Air or by Sea, you must comply with the St Helena Immigration requirements, you must hold a valid passport and depending on your nationality or place of birth you must have valid visa documentation to allow you to visit or stay on St Helena. A complete list of countries requiring a visit visa can be found here. Countries that are not listed do not require a visa for your visit. A visa must be applied for prior  to arrival. if you are unsure then you are recommended to contact St Helena Immigration

Booking Tours.

Booking tours on St Helena is made simple with the St Helena Directory you can speak to tour operators direct prior to your arrival if you would like to pre-plan your tours, The St Helena tourist office is always ready to help and recommend tour operators. If you are looking for well organise tours on St Helena you can always contact tour companies that is listed here and again it is recommended to arrange tours prior to arrival. Most tours are reasonably priced and can be tailored for your needs.

Booking Accommodation

Booking accommodation when visiting St Helena varies from Self-Catering, Bed and Breakfast, Guesthouses, and a few hotels, Self-Catering, Guest Houses including bed and breakfast options are the cheapest for the budget traveller. Where as Hotels cost more per night as it would in any city. You can contact Owners direct of properties via the St Helena Directory or the St Helena Property finder, this also allows you to negotiate a better price directly from the Owner instead of using a third party. Most property owners will offer free hotel transfer to and from the airport if you book direct.


Prior to arriving on St Helena, you are highly recommended to decide on how you plan to get around this amazing Island, lots of local taxis are available, also rent a car options are also available to visitors. Local tours can also be arranged via the local tourist office, or via your Hotel or your accommodation owner.

Limited public transport in the form of a local bus service that operates a schedule to and from Jamestown. Please note that on Thursday and Friday, public transport is very busy.

Renting a Car

Renting a car on St Helena is fairly straight forward. St Helena do not offer rental cars from rent a car franchises companies like Enterprise, Hertz, or Europa. Local hire companies offers car rental starting from fifteen pounds per day. you will be required to show a valid license, you are allowed to drive on your national driving license for up to 3 months. On St Helena we drive on the left hand side of the road. it is also recommend to book car rental before you arrive on St Helena.

Currency and Banking

The local currency on St Helena is St Helena Pounds which is an equivalent value to  British Pounds/Sterling.  UK Sterling and Scottish currency United States dollars, and Euros are also accepted by some shops and stores but currency can be exchanged for St Helena pounds at the Bank of St Helena which is located opposite the Jamestown Market. St Helena do not have any ATM’s. A selected few outlets are beginning to accept debit and credit cards. The Bank of St Helena also accepts travellers checks.


Throughout the year there are many events that is organised by the St Helena tourist office and other St Helena organisations. Popular events held are The festival on walking and running, every year the Island organises a Carnival. On the 21st on May the Island celebrates St Helena’s day, this is also a public holiday to celebrate the date when the Island was thought to have been discovered back in 1502 by a famous Portuguese sailor Juan da Nova Castello.

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