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Flights to Newquay

How to find cheap flights to Newquay

You can find the cheapest flights to Newquay by searching with Skyscanner.Use the 'whole month' tool to find the cheapest time to fly – by searching this way, you can actually see the cheapest dates to fly to Newquay.

The most expensive time to fly is during summer, but if you do want to catch a cheap flight in June or July, make sure you book in advance to get a great deal.

When to book to get a cheap flight to Newquay

Skyscanner found the best time to book flights was, on average, 7 weeks in advance to make the biggest saving. Use the best time to book tool to find the cheapest time to fly to Newquay.

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Airports with direct flights from the UK to Newquay

There are year round services from London Gatwick, the Isles of Scilly, and Manchester to Newquay. These may change depending on the season. There are also direct flights from Doncaster, Liverpool, Glasgow and Aberdeen to Newquay for the summer season.

Flights to Newquay typically take less than 50 minutes.

Airlines that fly to Newquay from the UK

Flybe, the UK's biggest domestic carrier, operates all of the direct flights to and from Newquay. The only exception is the Isles of Scilly flights, which are operated by Skybus.

See all airlines that fly to Newquay.

Airports in Newquay

Newquay Airport is the main airport to fly into for visitors to Newquay and Cornwall – so yes, it can get busy in summer. It's located 7km outside of Newquay on the north coast. St Austell is on the south coast, and Penzance and Falmouth are much further southwest. The best way to get around is by car, as this allows you to get to all the beautiful beaches!

Alternatively, the other way to get to the city is by the No. 56 bus. This starts at 7am and runs hourly until 6.30pm during high season. A taxi is another cheap and easy way to get to the city centre – it costs just £20 to get to Newquay from the Airport. Although taxis are available at the taxi rank, it's recommended that you prebook in peak season.

Fancy a road trip? Compare car hire in Newquay Airport.

When to go to Newquay

Newquay's surfing competitions all occur during June, July and August, and as you can tell this is when the city is the most fun. The bars and clubs are open until the early hours, and they're usually filled with happy surfers, travellers and beach bums. If you wait until August, you'll be able to catch the Boardmasters Festival – an open air music festival for surfers (and normal folks too!).

The school holiday crowds also descend once July hits, but if you can get to Newquay in May, you'll be treating to sunny spells and a less crowded Fistral Beach!

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What the weather’s like in Newquay

Summer is the best time to go to Newquay, with temperatures averaging around 16°, and soaring up to 30°in heat waves. Whilst the crowds descend for summer over June, July and August, really this part of the coast is worth a visit at any time of the year. The beaches are close to empty over winter, perfect for wintery walks and seaside cottage escapes.

City guide: what to see and do

See the best beaches around Newquay: This has some of the most beautiful coastline in the United Kingdom, and it doesn't matter whether you surf or not – you can definitely appreciate the beauty from the swell, or the sand. Fistral Beach is one of the most popular bays for hanging out with a few beers under the sun.

Get close to nature in the Aquarium and Zoo: On the rare occasion that it's a rainy day in Cornwall, check out the Aquarium. This is perfect for big and little kids.

Trerice Gardens: Sand in every orifice? The gardens in Trerice make a nice break from the salty surf, and photographers will love the Japanese Bonsai Garden too.

Further information

Considering a holiday in the South West? Here are 15 incredibly beautiful places in Cornwall to tip you over the edge.

Newquay has some of the most beautiful parts of the Cornish Coast – and the locals don't want you to know about these beaches.

Check out the hotels in Newquay and the Cornish Coast.

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