There are direct planes and a boat service between the mainland and the Isles of Scilly. All flights land on St Mary’s, where our transfer team will meet you and assist with your luggage and transfer you to the quay. There is a short boat transfer to Bryher, where you’ll be met at the quay.
We offer a transfer’s package for guests travelling by plane; this package includes being met by our taxi service the Tresco Shuttle, assistance on the quayside with your luggage and jet boat across to Bryher where our porter will meet you. The cost for this service of £34.00 return per person and can be added onto your departure bill. Please let us know prior to arrival if you would like to opt for this service.
The flight from Land’s End to St Mary’s takes just 15 minutes. Land’s End airport is located close to the village of St Just, which is about eight miles from Penzance, and is open all year round. In 2013, it underwent a £1 million refurbishment and offers a comfortable and convenient gateway to the Isles of Scilly. There is ample parking at the airport. For those looking to travel to Land’s End by train, there is a frequent First Great Western service between London and Penzance, including an overnight sleeper. Travel time is approximately five and a half hours.
A Skybus shuttle bus will pick you up from outside Penzance railway station to take you to the airport. We are happy to pre-book the Skybus shuttle for you.
The picturesque flight (the plane hugs the north coast all way down to Land’s End) from Newquay to St Mary’s takes approximately 30 minutes. Newquay Airport is located on the North Cornwall coast, close to Watergate Bay and St Mawgan village, and is open all year round. The airport is situated about five miles outside Newquay town centre. A taxi to the town costs about £18. There is also a bus service linking the airport and town centre.
Skybus operate a regular service between Exeter and St Mary’s, the flight time is approximately 60 minutes. Exeter International Airport is situated five miles from Exeter city centre and five minutes from the M5 motorway. Exeter Airport is about 3 ½ hours (200 miles) from central London by road and Exeter St David’s Station is 2-3 hours from London Paddington by rail. There is a bus service that links Exeter St David’s Station and Exeter city centre with the airport.
The Scillonian III passenger boat sails from Penzance to St Mary’s sailling on Monday to Saturday between. The crossing takes approximately three hours. From St Mary’s, it is only a short onward boat journey to Bryher. During the summer, they also operate a Sunday service.