Travel to the Isles of Scilly

By air or sea, the journey is worth it

Getting to the Isles of Scilly is easier than reaching a lot of island destinations in the UK, despite being further from the mainland than most, and this owes to the fact there are four departure points rather than just one.

You can take a boat from Penzance or fly from Exeter, Land's End and Newquay, and all air and sea travel can be arranged by Scilly Self Catering.


Reaching these departure points has never been easier. In recent years we have witnessed substantial improvements to the road network in Cornwall, in particular to the A303 and A30, and Exeter sits at the foot of the M5.

There are also excellent train links to Penzance, including a sleeper service from London, and no fewer than 22 connecting flights available throughout the British Isles to Newquay and Exeter, from as far north as Aberdeen and as far south as the Channel Islands.​

Flights from Land's End and Newquay are available all year round.
Flights from Exeter and the boat from Penzance operate between March and October.


We advise you to secure travel to the islands as soon as possible to ensure your preferred travel dates and times are available.

For those wishing to travel to the Isles of Scilly in their own small aircraft we recommend you contact St Mary's Airport for advice and instructions.

Yacht owners looking for a secure mooring should contact St Mary's Harbour or Porthcressa Moorings for more information and details of how to book in advance.