Cheap holidays from Newquay Airport
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Great holidays from Newquay
Ever feel like all the good holiday deals are from London? When you live in Cornwall, trekking over to London can be time consuming and arduous, so we pulled together our favourite information and deals for holidays from Newquay airport in 2024 & 2025, to save you the trip to the capital, and save you the hassle of searching, as well as highlighting some key points to know about taking a holiday, including airlines and destinations from Newquay airport.
Popular Holiday Destinations From Newquay Airport
AlgarveHolidays from £249pp
AlicanteHolidays from £399pp
Costa Del SolHolidays from £385pp
Airlines from Newquay Airport
There are a couple of airlines that fly from Newquay (NQY) which means you have a range of holiday destinations to choose from. Ryanair is the main airline using Newquay (also known as Cornwall Airport Newquay) and that also means low-fares. Skybus, a much smaller aircraft operator also offers flights from Newquay to the Scilly Isles.
Aer Lingus offers flights from Newquay to Dublin, which also then has connections to a number of onward destinations including New York. And finally Eastern Airways also offers domestic flights from Newquay to London Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester airports, particularly useful for connecting on to flights to other destinations, although no flights to London Heathrow.
Holiday Destinations from Newquay
There are a number of holiday destinations from Newquay that you can enjoy, from Glasgow and Newcastle to Malaga and Dusseldorf. While you might not get as many options as flying out of the London airports, you can still enjoy a holiday from Cornwall easily to some popular locations.
The Algarve, Portugal
The Algarve is one popular holiday destination that Ryanair flies to. Faro, the Algarve's main airport, is served by Ryanair from Newquay between March and October for the summer season from as little as £29.99 each way, so you can stick within your budget easily. From here, you can visit great towns and beaches including Albufeira, Lagos and Vilamoura which all have budget friendly hotels and resorts.
Costa Blanca, Spain
Another great destination for sun is Alicante, gateway to the Costa Blanca and the likes of Benidorm and Torrevieja. Flights to Alicante are offered by Ryanair and are on a seasonal basis from March through to October. Ideally if you’re looking for a summer getaway from Cornwall.
For a city break option Zurich offers the dramatic Swiss landscape with a cultural twist. Flights will operate from Newquay to Zurich during the summer with Edelweiss Air so you will generally have a three or four night short break option if you want to explore this part of Europe.
Copenhagen can be a really budget friendly city break, with cheap flights and low cost accommodation. The city isn't too far from the airport either, meaning you aren't spending huge amounts of money on public transport.
Within The UK
A couple of domestic cities are also offered from Newquay, including Edinburgh, Belfast, Manchester and London Gatwick which may be cheaper and quicker than taking the train depending on where you are heading. Bear in mind the time spent getting to, from and at the airport, the flight from Newquay to Gatwick takes around 1 hour 15 minutes. A car journey can take between 4 and a half to 5 hours, while the train will take around 5 and a half hours (changing trains along the way).
About Newquay Airport
Obviously the biggest advantage of flying from Newquay is that it's local to those living in Cornwall but there are a number of other great advantages why should book your holiday from here.
Newquay airport is small, which means there are only a few flights, and no where near as many people trying to check in and go through security all at the same time. Fewer passengers means fewer queues, less stress, a far more enjoyable experience and best of all, a great start to your holiday.
Being a small airport, the number of facilities available are limited. Coffee Republic is the food and drink outlet at Newquay airport. There is one located at check-in and the other after departures. There is also a shop in departures with a variety of local Cornish products. Car hire is also available with Hertz and Europcar both offering serviced rental locations here.
If you're arriving by car, there are several car parks close to the airport terminal. The closest is the east car park and has limited availability so it's best to book this early and in advance. Being close to the terminal does mean the cost will be more.
If travelling by public transport to the airport, the best option is using the number 56 bus which runs between Newquay and Padstow and stops at Cornwall Airport. Taxis can also be picked up outside the airport terminal.
Booking Your Holiday
With Ryanair being the main international airline, you can book your holiday or city break through tour operators like On The Beach Ltd, loveholidays, or the online travel agent Expedia. It is important to book with an ABTA or ATOL protected company to ensure your money is financially protected should any company go bust, however, if you do decide to book your own holiday, booking the flights and hotel separately (or self catering apartments or villas), make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance.