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
To 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, the small, recently built terminal at Newquay Airport (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.
Where to Sleep
Due to limited operating hours, it is not possible to spend the night here. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are in walking distance. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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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.
If sleeping in Newquay Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- The Smugglers Inn Hotel – (4 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- The Falcon Inn – Less than a mile from the airport. No airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Newquay Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
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 to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
- Executive Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
Free unlimited WiFi is available at Newquay Airport.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your 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 has an extensive list of services for passengers with special needs, which can be reviewed on their website. General services include dedicated call points, wheelchairs, specially designated toilets, an induction loop system, and an AviRamp for boarding and disembarking the aircraft.
Duty Free & Shopping – No duty free shops are available. One souvenir shop 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 6:00AM – 6:00PM. 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 did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
As of this update, the terminal is open: 5:00AM – 11:30PM (Mon – Sun). Please note that the airport hours change depending on the current flight schedule beforehand.
Newquay airport is served by the following airlines: Aer Lingus • Isles of Scilly Skybus • Ryanair.
Note: other airlines may serve the airport on a seasonal-only basis.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
First Kernow operate the bus service between Newquay and Padstow which stops at the Airport (Number A5). For up to date timetables and further information, please visit the First Kernow website.
Europcar and Hertz offer car rental service onsite.
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: 2020-06-17
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.