Getting To The Islands


Making the great escape

There are regular air and sea links from Penzance to the The Isles of Scilly and Penzance can be easily reached by either road or rail. There are also scheduled flights by fixed-wing aircraft from Land's End, Bristol, Southampton, Plymouth, Newquay and Exeter. Further connections are available from various UK airports including Heathrow. Normally there is no transportation from or to the mainland on Sundays.

Fly Skybus
The Islands Own Airline
(Approx 15 mins)
Cruise on the
Scillonian III Ferry
(Approx 2.5 hours)
Be whisked away
by Helicopter
(Now discontinued)
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Isles of Scilly Skybus Ltd
Land's End Aerodrome,
St. Just, Penzance,
TR17 7RL
Tel: (0845) 7105555
Isles of Scilly Steamship Co. Ltd
Quay Street, Penzance,
TR18 4BD
Tel: (0845) 7105555
British International Helicopters
The Heliport, Penzance,
TR18 3AP
(Now closed)

The rail network is the ideal way of getting to and from Penzance, the nearest railway station on the Cornish mainland. There are regular connections with Paddington and Waterloo in London (by sleeper), and also Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol and the principal stations in the Midlands and the North. With the M5 motorway to Exeter and new A30 dual carriageway through Devon and large parts of Cornwall, the journey down to Penzance and Land's End has never been quicker and easier. Car parking facilities are plentiful.

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