Getting to the Isles of Scilly is easy.
Pack your bags, leave the car behind and let yourself be transported to another world…
The adventure of your trip to Scilly begins the moment you leave the UK mainland. Whether you choose to reach us by plane or boat you can be sure of an unforgettable experience.
Your accommodation provider will ask you for your travelling information so they can liaise with Bryher Boat Services to arrange your onward transport to Bryher.
Fly from Land's End, Newquay or Exeter
Take a short cut to the Isles of Scilly on Skybus, with regular flights from Land’s End, Newquay and Exeter Airports. Whichever route you choose, you’ll enjoy a spectacular bird’s eye view. As you approach the Islands your first glimpse of the Scillonian archipelago will take your breath away as the remote beauty unfolds below.
Cruise from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly
Sail on Scillonian III to Scilly from Penzance, and take in the Cornish coastline as quaint fishing coves, the world famous Minack Theatre, and the Land’s End penninsula slip quietly by. Your arrival by sea is an enchanting start to your holiday. Sailing from Penzance to St Mary’s with a journey time of approx 2.5 hours. Just before you dock on St Mary’s there will be an announcement advising you of the time of the next boat to Bryher.
The helicopter ceased flying 1st Nov 2012
British International Helicopters ceased flying to the islands on the 1st November 2012, if the situation changes we will update this page.
All departure points on the mainland have car parking facilities. There is no need to pre-book parking and you pay on your return. For more information and up to date charges please consult their website. At Newquay and Land’s End Airports it is advisable to pre-book parking to ensure you get the best rates. There is more information on the Isles of Scilly Travel website www.ios-travel.co.uk. If you are travelling by sea please note that there are no parking facilities on Penzance Quay. The Isles of Scilly Travel website (www.ios-travel.co.uk) features an up to date list of car park providers in the area. It is advisable to pre-book these facilities.
- Call First Great Western 01597 822053
- Visit website
There is a rail service across the UK to Penzance (which is the end of the railway line in the South West). Penzance train station is convenient for onward travel by plane from Land’s End (Isles of Scilly Travel run a minibus service from the train station to Lands End Airport which takes approx 20 minutes); and by sea (the Quay is just a 5-10 minute walk from the train station). The shuttle services run approximately one hour before your flight but make enquiries when you book your travel. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank directly outside the train station. In addition to the usual daytime rail service between London and Penzance there is a Night Riviera Sleeper train service which operates between London Paddington and Penzance from Sunday to Friday. We recommend booking a sleeper berth so you can get some rest before your onward journey to the islands. For up to date timetables and fares consult the First Great Western website.