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Flights to Cornwall

Beach in Cornwall, UK

Flights to Cornwall

Surrounded by coastline, Cornwall boasts some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the UK — perfect for swimming, surfing, or just relaxing. As well as its beaches, Cornwall is also home to quaint villages, a luscious countryside, and many historical landmarks. For domestic travellers looking for a perfect staycation, Cornwall is the answer. To save a long drive, it's actually really easy to fly to Cornwall, from cities around the UK and Northern Ireland. Fly to Cornwall Airport Newquay, the primary airport serving Cornwall. 

You can begin searching for flights to Cornwall using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply enter your departure airport or city, and enter 'Newquay' as your chosen arrival airport, along with your preferred dates of travel. 

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Harbour and seaside town in Cornwall, UK

How to fly to Cornwall

Cornwall Airport Newquay

Cornwall Airport Newquay (IATA: NQY) is the main commercial airport for Cornwall. Located just 4.6 miles from the town of Newquay, on Cornwall's north coast, it is easy for tourists to head into the centre of town - or make onward connections via public transport to their chosen final destination within Cornwall. During the peak season (summer months) there are a number of daily flights to domestic cities across the UK and Northern Ireland, including London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Leeds.

Sunset at the coast in Cornwall, UK

Domestic Destinations

You can fly to/from Newquay to/from the following airports across the UK. Note that many of these routes are seasonal, and are only operated during the summer months.

Blue Islands - Jersey Airport
British Airways - Belfast City Airport; London Heathrow Airport
Eastern Airways - Leeds Bradford Airport
easyJet - Birmingham, Glasgow, Inverness, London Gatwick Airport, Manchester
Isles of Scilly Skybus - St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Loganair - Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Teesside

International Destinations

You can also fly to/from Newquay to/from the following international airports in Germany, Spain, and Portugal. Note that these routes are seasonal, and may only be operated during the summer months.

Eurowings - Düsseldorf, Germany
Ryanair - Alicante, Spain; Faro, Portugal

Castle in Cornwall, UK

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London Heathrow (LHW) ➡ Newquay Airport (NQY) with British Airways
Edinburgh (EDI) ➡ Newquay Airport (NQY) with Loganair
Manchester (MAN) ➡ Newquay Airport (NQY) with easyJet

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Flights to Cornwall FAQs

How long does it take to fly to Cornwall?

The duration of the flight to Cornwall will depend on your departure airport. From London Gatwick (LGW) the flight time is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes; from Manchester Airport (MAN) the flight time is also approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes; and from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) the flight time is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. However, these times are for direct flights. Depending on the day and/or season, direct flights might not be available, and a layover may be needed. For example, if a layover is needed to be made at Gatwick Airport when flying to Cornwall from Edinburgh, then the overall duration will be more like 3 hours and 30+ minutes.

What airport do I fly to for Cornwall?

When heading to Cornwall, most people will fly to Newquay St Mawgan (NQY), which is otherwise known as Cornwall Airport Newquay. The airport is located about 3.5 miles from Newquay’s city centre, making it easy to public into the city centre, as well as onwards to your chosen final destination within Cornwall. During peak seasonal periods, especially during the summer, there is at least one daily flight to Newquay St Mawgan from London. There are multiple airlines to operate domestic flights to the airport, including easyJet, British Airways, and Loganair.

Is Newquay the only airport in Cornwall?

Cornwall Airport Newquay is the primary airport serving Cornwall. Land's End Airport (LEQ) also operates as a public airport. However, there is only one airline which operates seasonal scheduled passenger flights: Isles of Scilly Skybus, which flies to St Mary's on the Isles of Scilly.

Which airlines fly to Cornwall?

Routes from Cornwall were reduced dramatically after Flybe ceased operating in 2020. However, there are a number of popular domestic UK airlines that fly to Cornwall’s Newquay airport from cities across the UK: British Airways, EasyJet, Loganair, Eastern Airways, Isles of Scilly Skybus, and Blue Islands.

Can I fly directly to Cornwall?

So where can you fly directly to Cornwall from? From Cornwall there are regular direct flights to other domestic cities in the UK, including London, Edinburgh, and Manchester.

Airports include: Manchester Airport (MAN), London Heathrow Airport (LHR), and Birmingham Airport (BHX). It is worth noting, however, that these direct flights are seasonal.

Can I fly directly to Cornwall from the US?

Unfortunately, there are currently no direct flights to the US from Cornwall. However, it is still quick and easy to reach the US via an onward connection at London or Ireland.

Can I fly abroad from Cornwall?

During the summer months, there are a small number of international flights operated from Cornwall’s Newquay St Mawgan airport. Currently, Ryanair operates flights to Alicante, in Spain, as well as flights to Faro, Portugal. Eurowings operates seasonal flights to Düsseldorf, in Germany. But for other international destinations within Europe or elsewhere, a layover will need to be made at another UK airport.

Do I need a passport to fly to Cornwall?

If you are a UK citizen flying domestically within the UK and Northern Ireland, you do not need a passport, although it is recommended to carry a form of government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license. Citizens of other countries will require a passport to fly into the UK, and may be asked to present their passports when flying domestically within the UK.

Where can I book flights to Cornwall?

You can book flights to Cornwall through Alternative Airlines. You can easily book flights with any domestic airline in the UK, including easyjet, Blue Islands, and Loganair. Use the search bar at the top of the page to begin your search. 

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