Manchester to Newquay

Newquay is Cornwall’s surf capital with a hippie vibe and an addictive laid back charm. Thousands of families and surf fanatics flock to the town every summer, but being one of the sunniest spots in the UK, it’s a superb year-round destination. If surfing isn’t your thing, there’s plenty to do out of the water, including discovering some of the iconic sights that make this part of the world so legendary, or getting to know the locals in one of the lively pubs. There’s business to be done here too – and great meeting facilities to help you along the way. Whether your flight from Manchester to Newquay is for business or leisure, this friendly, hospitable town will take good care of you.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Manchester (MAN) to Newquay (NQY), take a look at our Flybe timetable page for this route, and for the return journey take a look at the Newquay to Manchester page.

The sections below offer tips and guidance about your trip, covering everything you need to know. In a hurry? Then use the list below to fast-forward to the information you need.

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Getting to Manchester Airport

Getting to Manchester Airport for your flight to Newquay is easy, as the airport has excellent transport links and plenty of parking. For full details, visit our getting to Manchester Airport page.

Manchester Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay car parking
    Book in advance via Flybe.com or book now
  • Public transport
    Bus, train, coach and tram links from the airport station
  • 1 hour of free WiFi throughout
  • Bookable Fast Track Security
  • Bookable Escape Lounge
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shopping including Duty Free

For more detailed information, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page.

Check-in and bag drop at Manchester Airport

Before your flight from Manchester to Newquay, we recommend you check-in online wherever possible. If you’re unable to do so, you can check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Terminal 3 - Facilities before Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Escape Lounge

Retailers:

  • Duty Free
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Audio, electrical and music
  • Health and beauty
  • Newsagents

Terminal 3 - Facilities after Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Escape Lounge

Retailers:

  • Duty Free
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Audio, electrical and music
  • Health and beauty
  • Newsagents

Cornwall Airport Arrivals, Newquay (NQY)

At a glance:

  • 6 miles from city centre
  • 15 minutes' drive to city centre in normal traffic
  • Public transport
    A bus service runs from the airport to Newquay bus station.
    No trains operate from the airport.
  • Taxi stand
    The airport’s official taxi company are based in the Arrivals hall. It’s not essential to pre-book, however during busy periods, it’s wise to book ahead to avoid delays.
  • Car hire
    To book, visit Newquay Airport’s website
  • Café
    In Departures main hall
  • Newsagents
    In Departures main hall
  • ATM
  • In Arrivals area
  • Bureau de change
    In Arrivals area

To find out more, visit our dedicated flights to Newquay page and browse other available routes.

Visiting Newquay

Not just for surfers and other water lovers, there's plenty to see and do in Newquay with no wetsuit required. Below are our tips on where to stay in Newquay, how to spend your free time, and where to eat and drink, whether you're visiting for pleasure or taking flights to Newquay for a business trip.

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Hotels in Newquay

Flybe works in partnership with Booking.com to make it even easier to help you find the perfect hotel in Newquay. From shoestring travellers, to those seeking a little luxury, there is accommodation in Newquay to suit every taste and budget.

Things to see in Newquay

We can’t talk about Newquay without mentioning water sports. This place has it all – from surfing, to paddle boarding and kayaking. However, if you’re not in the mood to get wet there are plenty of other things to do in Newquay on offer.

Flybe recommends...

Surf lessons on Fistral Beach

Whether you’re a complete beginner or just keen to hone your skills, a 2-hour surfing session led by superb coaches on the iconic Fistral Beach will leave you feeling exhilarated.

Tour the coastline on a paddle board

After some expert tuition, embark on a self-guided tour of the local coastline’s caves and secret beaches. Spot wildlife on the way and perhaps even check into a waterside pub on your way home.

Newquay Zoo

Perfect for a day out with the kids, the zoo’s population of apes, big cats, birds – and perennial favourite – penguins, will keep everyone entertained, with lots of chances to interact and get up close.

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Bars and restaurants in Newquay

Newquay’s eating and drinking scene has a relaxed vibe, with sustainably sourced seafood leading the way, and cosy cafés serving up sweet and sticky treats - perfect after a hard day’s surfing.
Flybe recommends...

New Harbour

Harbour views and stunning seafood is on the menu at this unassuming restaurant. They source their gorgeously fresh ingredients daily from the fishing boats that come into the quay.

Café Irie

A favourite haunt of surfers, this is the perfect place to warm up and load up on carbs and sugar after a day on the beach or in the surf.

Fifteen Cornwall

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant serves up his trademark Italian fare, prepared by his young apprentice chefs. The views across the beach are spectacular.

Getting more from your trip to Newquay

From the charm of Newquay itself to the romance of Dartmoor, discover how you can get more out of your trip from Manchester to Newquay.

Flybe recommends...

Shopping

  • Stroll along Newquay high street to find local independent stores and high street favourites.
  • Explore the boutiques bordering the beaches for quirky and surf-inspired fashion.
  • Find a plethora of surf shops across Newquay, including Animal and Quiksilver, if you're in need of a new wetsuit.

Nightlife

  • Head to Chy for drinks overlooking Towan Beach before going on to the Koola nightclub donwstairs.
  • Watch the surfers or sunsets from the lively and affordable Fistral Beach Bar.
  • Sip cocktails at Belushi's - and if you're visiting in a group, book the private clifftop terrace.

Beyond the town

  • Situated between Newquay and Padstow lie the mighty granite pillars of Bedruthan Steps.
  • Take a guided tour to rugged and beautiful Dartmoor. Clamber up the granite tors, watch the wild ponies graze, and soak up the almost mystical atmosphere.
  • Train rides, crazy golf and nature trails will keep the young ones entertained at the charming miniature steam railway, Lappa Valley.

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Doing business in Newquay

The Cornish pace of life may be slightly more relaxed, but it’s business as usual in Newquay. If your trip from Manchester to Newquay is to host a meeting or conference, just imagine having it in a room with breath-taking coastal views. Newquay has a range of stunning venues with helpful staff to make your event a success.

Flybe recommends…

The Atlantic Hotel

  • 20 minutes’ drive from Newquay Airport
  • State-of-the-art conference facilities
  • For groups from 2 to 500
  • Flexible layouts
  • Free WiFi
  • IT and audio-visual support
  • Event management
  • In-house catering
  • Free car parking

The Headland Hotel

  • 20 minutes’ drive from Newquay Airport
  • State-of-the-art conference facilities
  • For groups from 4 to 300
  • Flexible layouts
  • Free WiFi
  • IT and audio-visual support
  • Event management
  • In-house catering
  • Free car parking

Watergate Bay Hotel

  • 5 minutes’ drive from Newquay Airport
  • Single room capacity up to 40 people
  • Event space & boardroom
  • Free WiFi
  • IT and audio-visual support
  • In-house catering
  • Free car parking