By Air to the Islands

  1. Skybus - view from window
    Whether you fly from Land's End (year-round), Newquay or Exeter, Skybus is the fastest way to Scilly. Our planes are unique – you’ll be able to watch your pilot at work – if you can tear your eyes away from the breath-taking aerial views, that is. Skybus departs year-round from Land’s End (20 mins) and Newquay (30 mins), and from Exeter (60 mins) March - October. On arrival a shuttle bus will take you and your bags to your accommodation, or to the quay – for the off islands – for a small fee.
  2. Fly with Penzance Helicopters
    Flying to St. Mary’s and Tresco, travelling to the Isles of Scilly by helicopter is the fastest – and most unique – journey to an island paradise. The helicopter flies throughout the year from Penzance Heliport, just off the A30 at Penzance and just a mile from the train station. As well as easy access, you’ll enjoy a leading 20kg luggage allowance and a 15-minute flight time. Your dog can even travel onboard with you for holidays filled with dog-friendly adventures. On arrival on St. Mary’s or Tresco, a shuttle service will take you to your accommodation or the quay for onward travel (payable locally).
  3. Travelling from St. Mary's to an off-island
    If you’re staying on an off-island it’s easy to get yourself and your luggage to your accommodation. If you’re flying just let a driver know your destination island and they will direct you to the correct bus. For Tresco, look out for their dedicated staff member.
  4. Your Journey West
    For further information and advice on the various travel options to get down to the West Country, including train and car parking information, plus onward flight connections, please see our Onward Connections page here.

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