Cheap flights from London Heathrow to Newquay

Newquay in Cornwall is one of the UK’s most popular seaside resorts and for good reason. In addition to the beaches, there’s also plenty of great things to see and do, including a zoo, aquarium and countless great places to eat. Flights from Heathrow to Newquay are easy to find, especially during the busier summer months.

Heathrow Facilities

Heathrow is by far the largest and busiest airport in the UK, with 4 active terminals and millions of passengers travelling through every year.

There are pretty much all the facilities and services you’d want at Heathrow, whether you’re travelling alone or with your family. There are plenty of places to eat and drink as well as recognizable high street shops. There is free wi-fi throughout the airport and plenty of places to charge your phone/laptop.

If you’re happy to pay extra then there are also premium lounges available that come with perks such as a shower room, complimentary food and a tendered bar.

Flight Time from Heathrow to Newquay

It takes approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes to get from Heathrow to Newquay Airport on a direct flight.

Getting to Heathrow

Getting to Heathrow is quite straightforward, whether travelling from within London itself or elsewhere in the UK.

If you’re coming from outside London then you can easily get a coach directly to Heathrow, with services running regularly throughout the day. If you’re driving, then you can get there via the M25.

Taking the tube is an obvious choice if you live in London. There are 3 tube stations for Heathrow – one that serves terminals 2 and 3 and one each for terminals 4 and 5. Trains run regularly throughout the day.

You won’t have trouble getting a taxi to Heathrow either although it can be quite costly, particularly taking London traffic into account.

Getting to Newquay Centre from Newquay Airport

Once you’ve landed at Newquay Airport there are plenty of options for getting to the city centre and other popular spots.

There is a regular bus service that runs from Newquay to Padstow. There is also a taxi rank based in the arrivals hall. You don’t need to pre-book a taxi but it’s a good idea during busier times of the day. You also get a discount for booking in advance.

You can also get a train, with the nearest station being Newquay, which connects to the main train line.

Something quite unique about Newquay Airport is that it has its own bike hire. As well as being able to hire bikes directly at the airport, you can also have them delivered to where you’re staying and arrangements can be made for your luggage if needed.

There are also two car hire companies based at Newquay Airport.

Things to See & Do in Newquay

Newquay has some fantastic things to see and do. Below are some of the highlights -

Blue Reef Aquarium

The Blue Reef Aquarium is a great place to explore while you’re in Newquay and you don’t need to rely on good weather to enjoy it. There is a mix of exotic species, including sharks, crocodiles and turtles. There are also some incredible coral reef displays as well as feeding sessions.  

Lusty Glaze Beach

Located roughly a mile from Newquay town centre, Lusty Glaze Beach is a perfect place to spend the day in Newquay. In addition to the beach itself there’s also a restaurant and bar as well as an adventure centre that teaches all kinds of activities, including jet skiing and surfing.

Newquay Zoo

Another great way to spend the day at Newquay is at the zoo. There are a huge variety of animals to see, including armadillos, capybaras, deer, monkeys and lions.

There are also some great shows such as Monkey Mayhem and Meet the Meerkats.


If you’re looking for some excitement while you’re in Newquay than Flambards theme park is an excellent choice. It has a mix of great rides and entertainment for people of all ages. There’s also a waterpark, making it perfect for a trip during the summer.  

Best time of the year to visit Newquay

Being a seaside resort, most people choose to visit Newquay during the summer months from June to August. Of course, there’s no guarantee that you’ll avoid rainy days during this time, but the chances of good weather are much higher.

If you want to avoid Newquay at its busiest but you still want good weather than spring can be an excellent time to visit too.

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