Flights from Stansted to Newquay are very short, at just an hour and twenty minutes.
The summer months are a popular time to fly this route in order to enjoy the town’s thriving beach and surf culture. However springtime can be a wonderful time to hike Cornwall’s majestic clifftops as flowers begin to bloom, while a cosy weekend away in the winter is a major draw for many.
Newquay’s airport is small in size yet grand in appearance, nestled into the rolling Cornish countryside just a stone’s throw from the ocean. Meanwhile the town centre lies less than five miles away.
The number 56 bus runs from the airport into town from 7.26am to 6.31pm Monday to Saturday. During the high season there is a bus every hour, with the odd two hour wait during quieter times. The service begins a couple of hours later on Sundays and bank holidays, finishing however at the same time.
Coastline Travel Cornwall provide the airport’s only official taxis, with discounts available for pre-arranged bookings. The desk for the taxi service is in the arrivals hall. The fare to Newquay should be around £15, with a trip to Padstow costing around £25, Rock £40 and Falmouth £60.
There are two car rental companies that operate from Newquay (Europcar and Hertz) which are both also found in the arrivals hall. Newquay Railway Station is the closet train service to the airport, located around five miles away, which should take a 15 minute drive.