Fly to the Isles of Scilly from Dublin via Exeter
Flights depart Dublin every day at 12.05pm from 16th April to 31st October.
Flights departing at 12:05pm arrive in Exeter at 1:15pm. The next Skybus flight departs Exeter at 4:15pm, arriving in St Mary’s at 5:15pm on all days except Sunday, so should you wish to fly from Dublin on a Sunday you will require an overnight stay in Exeter.
Upon arrival on 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.
Daily flights departing at 10:25am operate between 1st July and 31st October.
Prior to these dates, midweek flights depart at 2:45pm, and weekend flights at 10:25am.
Option 1: If you are planning to visit Scilly in April, May or June and returning to Dublin on a Saturday or Sunday you will require an overnight stay in Exeter to catch your morning flight at 10:25am.
Option 2: If you are planning to visit Scilly in April, May or June and returning to Dublin Monday to Friday you can leave St Mary's on Skybus at 9:55am, arriving in Exeter at 10:55am in plenty of time for your 2:45pm flight home.
Option 3: If you are planning to visit Scilly between July and October you will require an overnight stay in Exeter to catch your morning flight at 10:25am.
The frequency of flights makes trips to the Isles of Scilly from Dublin conducive to both long and short breaks.
We believe the best option is to book an overnight stay in Exeter either side of your islands experience.
Make sure you have travel insurance.
Book a flight from Dublin Sunday to Thursday and spend the rest of the day exploring Exeter. Have a relaxing evening and come to Scilly the following morning feeling refreshed on the Skybus flight at 10:40am.
Book your return flight to Dublin for any day except Monday and have an overnight stay in Exeter the night before, having travelled from St Mary's to Exeter on Skybus at 2:45pm. 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 from Penzance to Exeter can be arranged in advance to ensure you make your flight home the following day.