By Air

Fly to the Isles of Scilly year round by fixed wing or helicopter.


There can’t be many places in England where you arrive on holiday on a scheduled flight in what feels like your own private aircraft with a personal pilot as you enjoy spectacular views of the coastline. 

That’s because when you fly to Scilly, you will travel either on an 8-seater Britten-Norman Islander aircraft or a 19-seater De Havilland Twin Otter. Flying to the Isles of Scilly is the antithesis of modern day air travel - a special and pleasurable experience from the moment you check in. 

There are three departure points from the mainland – Exeter Airport which is 60-minute flight (March to October), Newquay Cornwall Airport which takes 30 minutes, and Land’s End which is just a 15-minute hop to the islands. Both Newquay and Land’s End flights operate year round. The Isles of Scilly Airport is located on the main island of St. Mary's. 

Secure car parking and car hire is available at all three airports, and if you are flying from Exeter, you can enjoy a 20% parking discount. If you are travelling by train to Exeter or Bodmin Parkway/Par for Newquay, you will need a taxi to the airports. A dedicated shuttle bus operates between Penzance station and Land’s End airport – book this at the time you arrange your flights.

Fares start from £80 one way, less for children and infants. You can also come to the Isles of Scilly for a day at a special rate from £119 return from Lands End or £160 return from Newquay. Visit Isles of Scilly Travel for more information and bookings. 

Island Helicopters

New for 2018, Island Helicopters, the new Helicopter service to the Isles of Scilly.

Tickets for Island Helicopters are now available to book, with the first flights commencing on 21st May 2018.

Prices start from £215 return and flights on the brand new AW169 aircraft will take up to 10 passengers per journey, each with an individual luggage allowance of 15kg. 

Island Helicopters is an all year-round service, operating 6 days a week up to 8 flights a day. Flying from Land’s End Airport to St Mary’s Airport on the Isles of Scilly.


Make travelling to the Isles of Scilly even more relaxing with GWR. They offer a complete car free holiday with their rail and sail or rail and fly package.

Inclusive Travel package includes
First Great Western Railway train travel to Penzance train station and return ferry or flights to the Isles of Scilly. You can save money by booking your inclusive Isles of Scilly Travel package direct with Great Western Railway. Travel is available from most train stations. Further information is available by calling their booking line.

Great Western Booking Line
Tel 03457 000125, option 3, option 4

If you need to overnight due to an early morning flight, there are many accommodation options in Cornwall

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Westwinds Car Park, Land's End

UK Mainland All year

Located Next to lands end airport

2 mins walk from the main terminal

Easy access from the B3306 and the A30.

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St. Mary's All year

Skybus fly all year round to the Isles of Scilly from Land’s End and Newquay airports, and from Exeter airport between March and November.

Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, Steamship House, Quay Street, Penzance, TR18 4BZ.Read more »

Island Helicopters

Island Helicopters

St. Mary's All year

The new Isles of Scilly helicopter service started in May 2018 and will operate year-round, with up to 8 flights a day, six days a week.Read more »