By Air to the Islands

  1. Fly with Skybus
    Whether you fly from Exeter, Newquay or Land’s End, 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 breathtaking aerial views, that is. Skybus departs year round from Land’s End and Newquay and from March-November from Exeter. Travel times are 20 mins from Land’s End, 30 mins from Newquay and 60 mins from Exeter. 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. Penzance Helicopter
    Climb aboard the helicopter and be prepared to be whisked away to the unique and stunning Isles of Scilly. After boarding the helicopter, you will take off and embark on your 15-minute flight to the islands of Tresco or St. Mary’s. Sit back, relax and enjoy the bird’s-eye-view of the extraordinary landscapes and nature on route. Book now, with up to 17 flights per day, six days a week.
  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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