Fly Skybus to the Isles of Scilly

The islands own scheduled airline

Skybus is the fastest year-round service flying to and from the Isles of Scilly. The journey takes just 20 minutes from Land’s End Airport to St. Mary’s Airport – giving you more time on the islands. You’ll be flying in a 19-seater plane, where you’ll meet your pilot and watch them at work; it’s ‘Real Flying’, as one passenger put it. Flying with Skybus is easy- whether it’s the perfectly-timed transfers, your free luggage allowance or the friendly staff, we’ll help you to relax before you’ve even checked in.

Route 

Land’s End Airport to St. Mary’s Airport, Isles of Scilly.

Duration 

The flight to the Isles of Scilly takes just 20 minutes.

Operates 

Flights operate Monday to Saturday all year round.

Check-In 

Opens 1 hour before your scheduled departure.

Pets 

Dogs are allowed on flights from Land’s End Airport.

Land's End Airport - Skybus route to the Isles of Scilly

Your Skybus Route to Scilly

Aerial view of Sennen Cove, Cornwall

Sennen Cove, West Cornwall 

A long, famous expanse of beach on the Land’s End peninsula. In summer, the waters are a tropical blue; at other times, the waves can be spectacular.

Lands End Attraction, Cornwall

The rugged cliffs of Land’s End 

This is Cornwall’s furthest tip and is suitably dramatic. As you head out over the Atlantic, you’ll see the cliffs, rocks and waves in an entirely new way.

Longships Lighthouse - Skybus Route to the Isles of Scilly

Iconic, Longships Lighthouse 

A lighthouse has protected ships from the treacherous Land’s End coast since 1795. Longships is almost 150 years old, and can be seen 11 miles away.

Aerial view - Scillonian III

Spot the ferry - Scillonian III 

Look out through your Skybus window below for the iconic white passenger ferry, making her crossing to St. Mary’s Harbour, Isles of Scilly.

Skybus flying over Tresco to the Isles of Scilly

Your first glimpse of Scilly 

Very quickly after take-off, the Isles of Scilly come into view. Before you know it, you’re looking down at sandy coves and turquoise seas.

The Islands

The Isles of Scilly share a common atmosphere, perspective, and pace of life, but each island has its own unique charms- and every visitor quickly finds a favourite - a quiet bond with one island that, for them, feels that little bit more special than the others. But there’s no rush: after all, you’ll have five inhabited islands and countless deserted ones to explore.

St. Mary's

The hub of the islands

On St. Mary’s, you’ll be as close as the Isles of Scilly gets to being busy. Hugh Town is the main centre for all the local services and it’s the island where you’ll arrive. This is where you’ll find most of the shops, the bank, and the boats on to other islands. With beaches, shopping, countryside paths and coastal trials- there’s always something new to try. But then, why limit yourself to just the one island? St. Mary’s quay is the hub for Scilly’s inter-island boats, so it’s easy to sample another island for a day, or even a couple of hours. Simply stroll down the quayside, look for the chalk boards, and choose your adventure.

Tresco

Stylish and Cosmopolitan

Tresco is Scilly’s privately-owned island, and that sense of exclusivity extends to the sophisticated cafes, art gallery and spa. But for many visitors, Tresco is best defined by the Abbey Garden: its world-renowned, 19th century garden and home to some 20,000 sub-tropical plants. Like anywhere on the Isles of Scilly, though, Tresco also has its share of beaches, panoramas and secluded spots. Pentle Bay is especially peaceful, the rugged north-east coast boasts historic forts named for both sides of the English Civil War, and the view from New Grimsby as the setting sun dips behind Bryher has inspired any number of paintings.

St. Martin's

The perfect beach destination

The only difficult thing about a stay on St. Martin’s is deciding which beach you’ll visit today. All around the island, you’ll find white, sandy coves that slope gently into crystal-clear water. It’s a tantalising choice. But world-class beaches are by no means the only reason to visit this laid back, welcoming island. You’ll also find great local food, artisan bread, the islands’ famous flower farm and its own winery -and, for a truly once-in-a lifetime memory, the chance to go snorkelling surrounded by playful Atlantic Grey seals.

Bryher

An island of contrasts

Bryher has a bit of everything: a rugged, Atlantic side with dramatic coastline and, occasionally, waves to match. But its sheltered, eastern shores, looking across to Tresco, are sandy and calm. On some tides, you can even make the crossing on foot. You’ll also find sweeping views, a wide choice of accommodation, a well-known artist’s studio, some of the islands’ most sought-after eating experiences… and, who knows, perhaps some inspiration.

St. Agnes

Explore the edge of the Atlantic

St. Agnes is the very tip of the British Isles. To the south west, there’s nothing but Bishop Rock Lighthouse, three thousand miles of ocean and, beyond that, North America. As you’d expect, it’s unspoiled, and a little untamed- with mysterious, Bronze Age archaeology, and rare bird species brought in on the Atlantic currents. It’s also home to a community of 72 people, the famous Turk’s Head pub, and creamy Troytown Farm ice cream- made by just nine cows. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place. At low tide, you can walk across the sandbar to the mysterious, neighbouring island of Gugh. It’s only half mile long- and home to just three hardy locals- but people have lived here for thousands of years.