Fly to the Isles of Scilly from Birmingham via Newquay
Flights depart Birmingham Monday to Friday at 10:00am, Saturdays at 11:30am and Sundays at 9:45am.
Option 1: Flights departing Monday to Friday at 10am arrive in Newquay at 11:00am. The next Skybus flight departs Newquay at 1:50pm, arriving in St Mary’s at 2:20pm.
Option 2: Flights departing on Saturday at 11:30am arrive in Newquay at 12:30pm. The next Skybus flight departs Newquay at 1:50pm, arriving in St Mary’s at 2:20pm.
Option 3: Flights departing on Sundays at 9:45am arrive in Newquay at 10:45am. As Skybus do not operate on Sundays so you will require an overnight stay in Newquay and can book your Skybus flight to St Mary's for any time on the Monday. Please bear in mind if you arrive very early in the morning your accommodation might not be ready.
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 Birmingham depart at 3.15pm Monday to Friday, 4:45pm on Saturday and 3:00pm on Sunday.
Option 1: For 3:15pm departures Monday to Friday we recommend you book a Skybus flight departing St Mary's at 12:25pm, landing in Newquay at 12:55pm.
Option 2: For 4:45pm departures on Saturday we recommend you book a Skybus flight departing St Mary's at 12:25pm, landing in Newquay at 12:55pm.
Option 3: For 3:00pm departures on a Sunday you will require an overnight stay in Newquay.We recommend you book a Skybus flight departing St Mary's on the Saturday at 12:25pm, landing in Newquay at 12:55pm.
The stress-free option
Make sure you have travel insurance.
Book Monday to Friday for your outward journey and link with the Skybus departing Newquay at 1:50pm, arriving in St Mary’s at 2:20pm.
On the return leg book Monday to Saturday and enjoy an overnight stay in Newquay, flying from St Mary's the day before 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.