With pristine beaches to enjoy, unspoiled walking trails to explore and an abundance of wildlife to meet, it’s easy to see why the Isles of Scilly is a popular destination for holidays and day trips from Cornwall. There are plenty of ways to get to the islands, whether you want to sail aboard the Scillonian III passenger ferry or take to the skies by plane. One of the quickest and easiest is ways to reach the islands from Cornwall or Devon is flying, and the Isles of Scilly Skybus may just be the best option for you. So, buckle up an find out why flying to the Isles of Scilly on Skybus is the ultimate travel choice.

Skybus is the fastest year-round service to the Isles of Scilly

Whatever time of year you’re looking to fly, Skybus will be able to accommodate you. With year rounds flights from Land’s End Airport and a travel time of just 20 minutes, Skybus is the fastest year-round services flying to and from the Isles of Scilly.

You can also choose to fly from Exeter Airport between March and October, and from Cornwall Airport Newquay between April and October. These airports offer direct flights to St Mary’s and it takes just 30 minutes from Newquay and 60 minute from Exeter. If you’re holidaying in the South West, you won’t be far from a departure point that can get you to the Isles of Scilly in less than an hour so you can make the most of your time on the islands.

Fly and sail with our combination package

Island views from Skybus - Isles of Scilly Travel
Flying to the Isles of Scilly gives you unmatched views of the beautiful South West coast, from the rugged cliffs of Land’s End and the iconic Longships Lighthouse, to the sandy coves and turquoise seas of the islands. But did you know that you can combine flying on Skybus with sailing on our passenger ferry thanks to our Fly+Sail package?

After flying out to the islands on Skybus, you can sail back to the mainland aboard Scillonian III, keeping your eyes open for wildlife like dolphins, seals and seabirds on the crossing. This package is a great choice for people who want to experience both flying and sailing to the Isles of Scilly, giving you plenty of time to spend on the islands before taking a leisurely trip back again.

Fly to the Isles of Scilly from Land’s End, Newquay or Exeter

Skybus flies into St Mary’s from three airports in Cornwall and Devon; Land’s End, Newquay and Exeter. If you’re looking for a longer stay, you’ll find a departure airport that is easily accessible by road, rail or a connecting flight.

If you’re travelling from further afield, you can take advantage of a rail and fly package, which allows you to take a train to Penzance where you’ll board Skybus to reach the Isles of Scilly.

A cost-effective way to travel to the Isles of Scilly

Skybus is the fastest year-round service flying to and from the Isles of Scilly, and also one of the most cost-effective. The best prices are usually available in advance from our website, and flights from Land’s End to St Mary’s can be booked from just £121.50 for adults and £91.25 for children.

Dog-friendly flights to the Isles of Scilly

Dog at Land's End Airport Terminal waiting to board Skybus flight
The Isles of Scilly are famously dog-friendly, and so are we! While some modes of transport don’t allow pets, did you know you can fly with your dogs on flights from Land’s End and Cornwall Airport Newquay? Your pet can travel safely and comfortably aboard Skybus in our RSPCA-approved crates which are suitable for one large or two small dogs, allowing you to get to the Isles of Scilly quickly and start your adventure.

There are plenty of ways to reach the Isles of Scilly, with flying a great option to get there quickly from multiple locations. By choosing to fly aboard Skybus, you’ll start your trip with convenient and comfortable transport and be ready to enjoy the sights and experiences of the Isles of Scilly from the moment you touch down.