Fly to the Isles of Scilly from Guernsey via Exeter
Direct flights depart Guernsey Monday to Friday at 5:35pm, Saturday at 3:10pm and Sunday at 1:20pm. There are also flights Monday to Friday, via Jersey, at 8:10am.
Option 1: Direct flights Monday to Friday at 5:35pm arrive in Exeter at 6:15pm. You will require an overnight stay in Exeter and can travel to St Mary's on Skybus the following day at 10:40am.
Option 2: Flights via Jersey Monday to Friday at 8:10am arrive in Exeter at 9:40 and the next Skybus leaves for St Mary's at 10:40am.
Option 3: Saturday flights leave Guernsey at 3:10pm and arrive in Exeter at 3:50pm. The next Skybus leaves at 4:15 pm so you may have to spend an evening in Exeter if this schedule is too tight
Option 4: Sunday flights depart Guernsey at 1:20pm and arrive in Exeter at 2:00pm.You will require an overnight stay in Exeter and can travel to St Mary's the following day.
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.
Option 1: Direct flights from Exeter to Guernsey Monday to Friday depart at 7:10am so you will require an overnight stay in Exeter.
Option2: Midweek flights via jersey depart Exeter at 3.50pm. Booking a Skybus flight from St Mary's at 9:55am will get you to Exeter at 10:55am.
Option3: Saturday flights are direct and depart at 2:00pm. Booking a Skybus flight from St Mary's at 9:55am will get you to Exeter at 10:55am.
Option 4: Sunday flights depart at 11:00am and return to Guernsey via Jersey. You will require an overnight stay in Exeter.
The stress-free option
The frequency of flights makes trips to the Isles of Scilly from Guernsey conducive to both long and short breaks. We believe the best option is to book an overnight stay in Exeter on your return journey.
Make sure you have travel insurance.
Book a flight Monday to Friday via Jersey and arrive in Exeter at 9:40am. Take the Skybus to St Mary's at 11:25am.
On your return leave St Mary's any day Monday to Saturday at 2:45pm and book an overnight stay in Exeter. 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.