You don't have to walk everywhere!
The Isles of Scilly is a walker's paradise but there are times when transport is necessary to get from A-to-B, and there are plenty of options on St Mary's.
During the summer months a scheduled bus service operates throughout the day and provides seven circular trips around the island, leaving the main departure point opposite the Town Hall at 9:20am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:15pm, 3:00pm 4:45pm and 5:30pm, and dropping off outside the Town Hall around 20-25 minutes after departure. Timetables are available from the Tourist Information Centre and are always useful to carry around.
There are several taxi services on St Mary's and you can hire a golf buggy, although it is advisable to do so in advance. Please bear in mind that you need a full driving licence to hire a golf buggy and you must also stick to metalled roads.
For the more energetic you can hire a bicycle and, if hired in advance, this can be waiting for you on arrival. The bicycle hire equipment available includes safety helmets, child carriers and tag-alongs.
Tresco supply golf buggies, which you will need to order through the Island Office, and bicycle hire is also available and can be booked in advance and on request.
St Mary's Bike Hire
24 Porthmellon Business Park, St Mary's TR21 0JY
From March the shop service is always open for hire and repairs. The general opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm.
From Midsummer the shop is open Monday to Saturday 8.30am – 6.00pm and Sundays from 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Hire and return of bikes may be made outside these hours by prior arrangement. Please contact the shop for details.
0779 663 8506
The Community Bus operates on St Mary's throughout the season, serving a circular route from the Town Hall throughout day. There are no official bus stops on the island but if you are anywhere in the vicinity of the locations on the timetable just stick out your hand and the driver will stop.
The bus is also available to hire for private groups outside the normal schedule which is available on the news page of this website.
0781 043 5417
A friendly and reliable service based on St Mary’s operating 7 days a week. We offer a four-seat and a six-seat vehicle with baby seats and boosters available for very young visitors. We are available for private bookings, weddings and tours.
We can collect you from the airport or quay or simply collect your luggage and take it to your accommodation. Whatever the need or the occasion, book a Toots Taxi and we won’t keep you waiting.
01720 422142 or 07570 624669