It takes less than five hours to get from London, the Midlands or Wales to the heart of Cornwall by either train or car. Drive along the M4 motorway from London, M6 from Manchester, or the M5 from the Midlands to Exeter and finally either the A30, that is mostly dual carriageway, or the A38 through Plymouth and Saltash into South East Cornwall. Alternatively if you enter Cornwall from North Devon, there is the scenic Atlantic Highway A39 through Bude which you can join from Junction 27 on the M5.
Due to the high volume of traffic on Cornwall's roads during the summer months the main A30 route before Bodmin can become congested especially at weekends. Travelling overnight or outside peak rush hours is recommended to avoid long delays.
Contact National Rail Enquiries for train times and fare information on 08457 484950
High speed First Great Western train services run frequently from London Paddington station including the Night Riviera Sleeper Service to Penzance where customers are welcome to remain on board until 7.00am
There are also direct trains daily from Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bath and Bristol to Cornwall and its branch lines
Every weekend from May to September, and every day during July and August, direct, inter-city rail services are available to Newquay (at other times you will need to change trains on the way, usually at Par or Plymouth
Cross Country Trains (Arriva Trains) also operate some services into Cornwall from the Midlands, the North and Scotland
The First Group co-ordinate rail and bus services from stations. Park-and-ride schemes run in season at Liskeard (for Looe) and Lelant Saltings (for St. Ives).
If you want a faster way to get to Cornwall, why not try flying down here.
There are regular air links to Newquay Airport from London (Gatwick), East Midlands airport, Belfast, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Isles Of Scilly.
Their are also flights to Cyprus, Dubrovnik, Dusseldorf, Lake Garda and Madeira.
Full timetables for services can be found at www.newquaycornwallairport.com
The distance between the airport and Newquay town centre is about 6 miles, and takes approximately 15 minutes by car. Expect to pay about £15 by taxi, 7am - 11pm. BIOTRAVEL is the official taxi provider for Newquay Airport (www.biotravel.co.uk, 01637 860006) They are based in the arrivals hall and there are plenty of taxis or minibuses. If you prefer riding in style, Biotravel offer a business class service.
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Whilst you are down in Cornwall, you can either drive or take a bus (timetables are limited so make sure you do your homework before standing at a bus stop!) For bus link details telephone 08457 484950.
You can also take a taxi or hire a minibus for the day . We recommend BIOTRAVEL for its reliability and service. www.biotravel.co.uk 01637 860006. They have new vehicles, friendly, uniformed staff and they are also environmentally friendly. If you fancy riding in style, why not upgrade to their Business Class service.