Getting to Hell Bay
Secluded and truly away-from-it-all, yet easily accessible, getting to Bryher is easier than you may think...
Fly by helicopter direct to the neighbouring Tresco, or by helicopter or fixed-wing plane to the main island of St Mary's, or sail to the islands aboard the Scillonian passenger ferry.
Helicopter & Plane
The fastest way to Hell Bay is to fly direct to the neighbouring island of Tresco with the Penzance Helicopters service, which also flies to St Mary's, offering excellent weather resilience, comfort and service. Flights depart from the new Penzance Heliport, with superior road and rail access.
Alternatively, fly to St Mary's by Skybus plane from Land's End and Newquay Airports throughout the year, and Exeter Airport in the summer season. The journey takes just 20 minutes from Land’s End Airport to St. Mary’s, 30 minutes from Newquay Airport, and from Exeter it’s an hour.
The Scillonian ferry sails from Penzance to St Mary's in around 2hrs and 45 minutes, giving you a unique perspective of some of Cornwall’s most iconic coastline. You'll sense the gentler pace of life and it's not unusual for the voyage to be accompanied by pods of dolphins, seabirds or even basking sharks.
Transfers to Hell Bay
All transport from the mainland arrives into the islands of St Mary's or Tresco, so from there you will need to transfer to the island of Bryher. Please confirm your travel and transfer plans to us in advance by email or telephone +44 (0)1720 422947 so we can arrange for our Porter to meet you on arrival on Bryher.
- Transfers from Tresco Heliport: Take the complimentary shuttle bus to the quay and the next scheduled boat to Bryher (pay onboard - £3pp single). Please be sure to let us know your travel plans in advance by emailing us or by calling 01720 422947 so we can ensure to meet you upon arrival on Bryher. If you would rather not wait for a scheduled boat, special hire boats are available at a supplement, bookable in advance - for details, please contact Tresco Boats on 01720 423373.
- Transfers from St Mary's Airport: When you have booked your travel, please let the reception team know your itinerary by emailing us or calling 01720 422947 so we can arrange your transfer to Hell Bay Hotel. You will be met on arrival at St Mary's Airport and the shuttle team will transfer you and your luggage to St Mary's Quay for the next available boat to Bryher. All services are payable locally and they accept contactless payments. If you would rather not wait for a scheduled boat, special hire boats are available at a supplement, bookable in advance - for details, please contact Tresco Boats on 01720 423373.
- Transfers from St Mary's Harbour (Scillonian): When you arrive on St Mary's, just hop aboard the next scheduled Tresco Boats Service to Bryher and pay onboard (contactless payments accepted). Boat times will be available on the Tresco Boat Services page the day before your travel. Please be sure to let us know your travel plans in advance by emailing us or by calling 01720 422947 so we can ensure to meet you upon arrival on Bryher.