Fly to the Isles of Scilly from Aberdeen via Newquay
Flights depart Aberdeen on Saturdays at 4.40pm
Flights departing on Saturday at 4:40pm arrive in Newquay at 6:05pm. Skybus do not operate on a Sunday so this will require a two-night stay in Newquay. We recommend you book a Skybus flight on the Monday at 1:50pm from Newquay, arriving in St Mary’s at 2:20pm.
Upon arrival at St Mary's there will be transport waiting to take you to your accommodation. If you are travelling to another island the driver will drop you off at the quay to meet your boat.
Alternatively you can book a taxi privately. Details of taxis on St Mary's are in our Services listings.
When the driver drops you off it is advisable to book your return trip to the airport for your day of departure.
Return flights from Newquay to Aberdeen depart at 4.40pm on Saturdays. Booking a Skybus flight from St Mary's to Newquay at 12:50pm will get you there in plenty of time. However, we recommend that you take the stress-free option set out below:
The stress-free option
Make sure you have travel insurance.
Combine your trip to Scilly with a few days in Cornwall. Book your outward journey on Saturday from Aberdeen and spend two nights in Newquay before travelling on Skybus on Monday at 1:50pm, arriving on St Mary's at 2:20pm when your accommodation will be all ready for you.
Book an overnight stay in Newquay on the Friday night and fly from St Mary's at 12:50pm. In the event of bad weather or poor visibility you may have an option to transfer to the boat, Scillonian III, which usually leaves St Mary's at 4.30pm and arrives in Penzance at 7:15pm - there are slight variations owing to tides. Transport between Newquay and Penzance can be arranged in advance to ensure you make your flight home the following day.