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Newquay Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Newquay Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

NQY Airport Overview

newquay airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Cornwall Airport Newquay.

What to Expect

Formerly a military airbase, Newquay Airport’s small, recently built terminal (code: NQY) handles domestic and seasonal routes. Amenities include two cafes, a souvenir shop, vending machines, and free WiFi.  For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Newquay Airport

Due to limited operating hours, spending the night here is impossible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are within walking distance. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Newquay Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

As of this update, the terminal is open: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Mon–Sun). Please note that the airport hours change depending on the current flight schedule beforehand.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at Newquay Airport, but there are several small B&B-type hotels along the road into Newquay, which is a 15-20-minute drive away.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Newquay, search for deals- and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Executive Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Newquay Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, in the check-in hall.

Disabled Services – Newquay’s website provides an extensive list of services for passengers with special needs. General services include dedicated call points, wheelchairs, specially designated toilets, an induction loop system, and an AviRamp for boarding and disembarking the aircraft.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty-Free & Shopping – No duty-free shops are available. One souvenir shop is located in the departure area, airside.

Food & Drink – At the time of writing, no 24-hour options are available. There are two Coffee Republic cafes, one located airside and the other, landside. During the winter hours, the cafes alternate which one is open. During the summer, both are open from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. There are also coffee vending machines available.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, there is an information desk to provide assistance. Location: in the main terminal, landside.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

WiFi/Internet – Free unlimited WiFi is available at Newquay Airport.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus No.56 operates between Newquay and Padstow, with a stop at the airport. Rate: £5 per person. For schedules and additional information, visit Transport for Cornwall.

Car Rentals

Europcar and Hertz offer on-site car rental services.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Coastline Travel Cornwall is currently the official taxi service provider for Newquay Airport. Taxis must be booked at their service desk upon arrival, as there is no taxi rank. However, service can be booked online ahead of arrival. Pre-booked customers receive a discount and meet-and-greet service at the airport. Taxi sharing can also be requested.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.