Though flying may offer breath-taking panoramic views over west Cornwall, the 2.5 hour ferry from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly will provide a unique chance to see our incredible marine life up close, from seals and dolphins to the elusive whale. And, out of all of your options it is by far the most environmentally friendly with the least impact on our climate.
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For our international visitors planning to fly into Cornwall, Newquay airport offers numerous routes across the UK and Europe. Flights can be booked via the airport’s website and public transport, taxis and car hire can be accessed once you land.
For those travelling to (and from) the Isles of Scilly, you can fly by plane from Land’s End Airport. The journey takes just 20 minutes to St. Mary’s. You’ll be flying in a 19-seater plane, where you’ll meet your pilot and watch them at work. To book click here.
There is also the option to fly by helicopter to the Isles of Scilly from Penzance. To Book click here.
Catching the bus to the Tin Coast is one of the most sustainable ways of getting here and around. Basking in the coastal views aboard the open top Land's End Coaster is a day trip all of its own.
With routine train services arriving into Penzance from as far afield as Glasgow and London and more locally from Plymouth and Truro you can reach the Tin Coast from Penzance by bus, taxi or even bike. After all, it's all part of the adventure.
On the Tin Coast our roads are narrow and windy. Take care, slow down, give cyclists, walkers and horse riders ample space and always expect the unexpected around every turn and bend. Better still plan for car free travel wherever possible.