Fly to the Isles of Scilly from Stanstead via Newquay
Flights depart Stanstead at 1:35pm Monday to Friday, 3:05pm on Saturdays and 11:10am on Sundays.
Option 1: Flights departing Monday to Friday at 1:35pm arrive in Newquay at 2:50pm. The next Skybus flight departs at 5:05pm from Newquay, arriving in St Mary’s at 5:35pm.
Option 2: Flights departing on Saturday at 3:05pm arrive in Newquay at 4:20pm. The next Skybus flight departs at 5:05pm from Newquay, arriving in St Mary’s at 5:35pm.
Option 3: Flights departing on Sunday at 11:10am arrive in Newquay at 12:35pm. However, Skybus do not operate on a Sunday so you will have to stay overnight in Newquay. The first flight on Monday leaves Newquay at 8:0am but we recommend you book a Skybus flight for 1:50pm, arriving on St Mary's at 2:20pm when your accommodation is guaranteed to 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 Stanstead depart at 11:25am Monday to Friday, 12:55pm on Saturdays and 11:00am on Sundays.
Option 1: For 11.25am departures Monday to Friday you will need to book a Skybus flight leaving St Mary's at 8:55am and arriving in Newquay at 9:25am.
Option 2: For 12.55pm departures on a Saturday you will need to book a Skybus flight leaving St Mary's at 8:55am and arriving in Newquay at 9:25am..
Option 3: For 11:00am departures on a Sunday you will need to book an overnight stay in Newquay so we recommend you book a Skybus flight leaving St Mary's at 12:50pm on the Saturday.
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We recommend that you combine your trip to Scilly with a couple of nights in Cornwall.
Book your outward journey from Stanstead Sunday to Friday and spend a night in Newquay before travelling on Skybus the following day at 1:50pm, arriving on St Mary's at 2:20pm when your accommodation is all ready for you. If you travel on Saturday then spend two nights in Cornwall.
On the return leg enjoy another overnight stay in Newquay, flying from St Mary's at 12:50pm the day before your flight back to Stanstead. 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.