Direct Helicopter to Tresco
The fastest way to reach Tresco is to fly direct with Penzance Helicopters - just a 15-minute flight from Cornwall and a unique journey to an island paradise...
COVID-19 Information - Updated 14th July 2021
From 19th July 2021 and until further notice, face coverings remain compulsory in the terminal and onboard the helicopter.
You should read Penzance Helicopters' Coronavirus information which includes details of the safety measures they have in place, as well as their Coronavirus Booking pledge, offering peace of mind.
Please note: the information below refers to our usual operation and some services and facilities may differ under the current circumstances. Thank you for your understanding.
Penzance Helicopters provides the only direct flights to Tresco - the fastest, simplest journey to the island. The service also operates flights to the neighbouring island of St Mary's.
Flying all year round, and with a flight time of just 15 minutes, Penzance Helicopters offers a magical and unique flight to the Isles of Scilly.
Enjoy excellent connectivity by road and rail to Penzance Heliport, just off the A30 with 270 on-site parking spaces and just one mile from Penzance railway station by electric shuttle bus. The near sea-level location of the heliport and the capabilities of the helicopter delivers superior weather resilience for flights to the Isles of Scilly.
Penzance Helicopters is powered by industry leaders Sloane Helicopters – one of the most accomplished helicopter operators in Europe, with 50 years’ experience.
To book tickets, click below or telephone Penzance Helicopters on 01736 780828.
However you are arriving, please let the Island Office know your itinerary in advance using our Pre-arrival Form or calling 01720 422849. We do not receive this information from the travel providers and may not be able to transfer you to your accommodation on arrival without advance notice of your travel plans.
If you fly direct to Tresco, you'll enjoy a short, complimentary transfer to your accommodation just moments away by electric shuttle.
If you fly into St Mary's, you will be met on arrival at St Mary's Airport. Our friendly team will deliver you and your luggage to St Mary's Quay for the next available boat to Tresco. All services are payable locally, and we accept contactless payments.
Our standard transfer service may involve a short wait on St Mary's. A 'special' boat is available for a supplement; please contact Tresco Boat Services on 01720 423373 for details.