Getting to Bryher
GETTING TO THE ISLANDS IS EASY!
Pack your bags, leave the car behind and let yourself be transported to another world.
Whether you choose to reach us by plane, helicopter or boat, you can be sure of an unforgettable experience.
Fly from Lands End, Newquay or Exeter
Whichever route you choose, you'll enjoy a spectacular bird's eye view. As you approach the islands, your first glimpse of the Scilly archipelago will take your breath away as the remote beauty unfolds below.
Fly by Helicopter from Penzance
Fly in luxury direct to either Tresco or St Mary's with Penzance Helicopters from the brand new heliport just off the A30 in Penzance.
Cruise from Penzance on Scillonian III
Sail the beautiful Cornish coastline past the world famous Minack Theatre and quaint fishing villages across the channel to St Mary's harbour. Journey time of approx 2.5hrs.
First Great Western Train Service
There is a rail service from across the UK to Penzance, the final stop in the South West. The station is convenient for plane & helicopter with shuttle services running to both destinations and is also just a short walk to the Scillonian 111 departure point.
Car Parking for the duration of your stay
All departure points on the mainland have car parking facilities. For up to date information and prices, please consult your travel providers website. Isles of Scilly Travel website features an up to date list of car park providers in the area and parking should always be pre-booked.
Information and Frequently asked questions regarding your onward travel to Bryher
Arrival by Skybus or Helicopter to St Mary’s – when you arrive at the airport, there will be Skybus/helicopter transfer drivers waiting in arrivals for you and will transport you and your luggage down to St Mary’s quay to wait for your boat to Bryher. The charge for this is £4.50 per head payable by contactless card and your driver can pre-arrange your return journey on your departure day.
Arrival by Scillonian III – Your luggage is automatically transferred from the Scillonian III onto your boat to Bryher.
ALL GUESTS – There is a cafe/restaurant on the quay if you need refreshments as you are waiting for your transfer. All transfers to Bryher are dictated by tides & weather so if your wait time is slightly longer than anticipated, you can go and explore Hugh Town.
Your transport from St Mary’s to Bryher will generally be on The Firethorn (£6 per person/children half price) or by Jetboat where prices are slightly higher depending on number of passengers.
When you arrive on Bryher, a representative from your accommodation will be there to meet you, collect your luggage and show you the way to your property. Current guidelines state that face coverings are required at all times when travelling on boats and social distancing rules must apply on congested quays.
On arrival at Tresco Heliport, once bags have been collected, you will be whisked down to The Quay to await your boat transfer to Bryher. The Waiting room will be open to leave luggage should you have to wait a little longer due to tides.
Due to the location of the islands, travel can sometimes be delayed and occasionally cancelled due to low cloud, adverse sea conditions or strong winds. We recommend travel insurance at all times which will ease any financial burden of finding accommodation at your departure point for the night. Your chosen transport provider will contact you and help you make amended travel arrangements and overnight reservations.