Mainland Departure Points for Tresco
The Isles of Scilly can be reached from the British mainland by fixed-wing aircraft from land's End, Newquay or Exeter to St Marys, and by ship from Penzance to St Marys. A 20 minute boat transfer then brings you to Tresco.
If travelling by road, head for Penzance using the M5 or A38, then the A30.
Train to Penzance: First Great Western currently run the train service from Penzance Station. Trains frequently run between Penzance and London Paddington which takes approximately 5 ½ hours. There is also the option of getting the sleeper train between Penzance and London Paddington – a great way to economise on travel time!
For more information call First Great Western on 08457 000 125.
Land’s End Airport (TR19 7RL)
Land’s End Airport is located near the village of St Just about 8 miles from Penzance and is open all year round.
There is a Skybus shuttle bus which picks up from outside Penzance railway station and the town’s main taxi rank is also directly outside the station. It is highly recommended to pre-book the Skybus shuttle by calling 0845 710 5555.
Newquay Cornwall Airport (TR8 4RQ)
Newquay Airport is located on the North Cornwall coast, near to Watergate Bay and St Mawgan village and is open all year round. The airport is situated about 5 miles outside Newquay town centre. A taxi to the town costs approximately £15 and there is a bus service linking the airport and town centre.
Newquay Airport is a great hub for the rest of the UK with up to 3 flights a day to London Gatwick.
In 2012 you could also fly between Newquay and Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Norwich and Belfast City with Flybe.
Newquay Airport is always proactively looking to increase its destination portfolio and hope to announce its 2013 routes later in the year.
Parking at Newquay Airport: The airport offers 544 places in 2 car parks situated either side of the Airport Terminal. There is a drop off point outside the main terminal entrance.
More information and online booking can be found by visiting the Newquay Airport website - http://www.newquaycornwallairport.com/content/car-parking-newquay-cornwall-airport-nqy
Exeter International Airport (EX5 2BD)
Exeter International Airport is situated five miles from Exeter city centre and five minutes from the M5 motorway. Exeter Airport is about 3 ½ hours (200 miles) from central London by road and Exeter St Davids Station is 2-3 hours from London Paddington by rail.
There is a bus service that links Exeter St Davids Station and Exeter city centre with the airport.
Exeter Airport is not only a great hub for international connections but also has an extensive UK destination list including Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich.
Parking at Exeter Airport: Exeter International Airport has four official on-site car parks which are managed by APCOA. Parking can be pre-booked online or over the telephone. For more information visit the Exeter Airport website - http://www.exeter-airport.co.uk/car-parking
Bus Service: There is the 56 (56A 56B) Bus, operated by Stagecoach.
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Exeter Airport Taxis: These taxis operate from the Arrivals building and are the only authorised company operating from Exeter Airport. Advance booking is strongly recommended for all flights. From Exeter St Davids to the airport during normal daytime hours is approximately £17.00
Tel: 01395 234 100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Online: http://www.exeterairporttaxis.co.uk/
Corporate Cars: They offer chauffer driven executive cars and people carriers.
From Exeter St Davids to the airport with a corporate transfer is approximately £100.00
Tel: 01395 233 728 Email: email@example.com
Book Online: http://www.corporate-cars.com/contact.htm