Scillonian Park and Ride
Parking at the Scillonian Park and Ride is a great and convenient way to start your holiday — Car parking for the Isles of Scilly is in the grounds of Trereife House, which is 1.7 miles/6 minutes from the Scillonian’s departure point.
Upon arriving in Penzance, please drop your luggage and passengers at the Quay.
To reach the Park and Ride please follow these directions:
- Head west to Battery Road (left off the quay).
- Continue onto Western Promenade road until the mini roundabout, take the 2nd exit (right) onto Alexandra Road.
- At the end of the road and at the roundabout, take the 1st exit (left) onto Alverton Road.
- Follow this road until the next roundabout and take the 1st exit (left) onto the A30, signposted, Land’s End.
- After 0.2 miles on the A30 our parking is clearly signposted on the right-hand side, signposted “Trereife Park” and with a large blue Scillonian Park and Ride sign on the entrance.
Postcode for SAT NAV Users: TR20 8TH
How it works
Passengers with luggage, cycles, and camping equipment must drop their items off at Penzance Quay before parking at the Park and Ride, which is only a 6-minute drive away.
Kayaks and camping trailers must be dropped off on the quay between 07.00am and 07.30am for a 09.15 or 10.15 departure. Please check for other sailing times.
Please ensure that only the driver takes the vehicle to the Park and Ride- a special exception may be made for lone parents by prior arrangement with our Travel Centre, which can be contacted on 01736 334220.
Once parked, our inclusive bus transfer service will chauffeur you to the quay. Please keep your keys with you for the duration of your journey.
Please note: If you arrive at the Park and Ride with any of the above equipment you will be asked to take it to the Quay and this may result in you missing the ferry. You must be with us at least 1 hour before your scheduled sailing departure time or you may miss the check-in time slot.
Our return transfer service will be ready and waiting at the end of the quay take you back to your car – look out for the blue flag. Please note that at busy times there may be a short wait for the next transfer.
This return service is also for the driver only, who will be taken to collect their car. Co-passengers and luggage will need to wait on the Quay until the driver returns. If you wish to discuss any aspect of the Park and Ride service, please call us on 01736 334220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are open from 07.00 in the morning until check-in closes for normal 09.15 sailings and then again for one hour after Scillonian arrives in Penzance in the evening. Please ensure that you collect your vehicle promptly on arrival back in Penzance.
For Saturday sailings in the summer that depart at 10.15 we are open from 08.00 in the morning until check-in closes and then again for one hour after Scillonian arrives in Penzance in the evening.
For other sailing times, we will be open 2 hours and 15 minutes before the departure time until check-in closes in the morning and then again for 1 hour after Scillonian arrives in Penzance in the evening.
For sailings departing Penzance please arrive at the Park and Ride and be ready to board the transfer at least one hour before the scheduled sailing time on your ticket. We cannot guarantee a transfer to the quay in time for check-in for anyone arriving after this time, and this may result in you missing the sailing. We recommend that you arrive at the Park and Ride at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled sailing time to allow plenty of time to park your car before boarding the transfer back to the quay.
We cannot hold the sailing if you are late, should you have any problems please call the Car Park Steward on 07876234248 who will be available whilst the parking is open.
Bus Transfer Times
Morning transfers will start departing Scillonian III car park from 07:30 until 08:15 (for 09:15 departures – please refer to the above section for other sailing times).
Evening transfers will depart from Penzance quay upon arrival of Scillonian III, however at busy times there may be a short wait for the next transfer.
Car Parking Prices
From £6.25 per day when paying online and in advance of travel.
Parking must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
For vehicles larger than a VW Transporter (5m x 2m) please contact us before booking.