A visitors guide to Newquay

Travel to Newquay

Travel By Coach

Traveline, a partnership of transport operators and local authorities, can help you link to public transport information for your journey to Newquay and around Cornwall:

  • Travel locally
  • Plan long-distance journeys
  • Plan long-distance journeys entirely by local bus services
Traveline Information Ltd operates in Scotland, England and Wales.

There are connections to London, Birmingham and Bristol from National Express.   Megabus offer services to Newquay from both London and Plymouth.

Travel By Bus

Newquay’s bus services are an ideal opportunity around and from the town.  You can leave your car , step on to a bus it is a comfortable hassle free journey from your  holiday park, touring or camp site, hotel, guest house, to the beaches and town centre and all the attractions.

Travel to Newquay Western Greyhound Bus

Western Greyhound Bus at Newquay Bus Station

Western Greyhound and other bus services all have a range of tickets available including Day Singles and Returns, Day Explorer Tickets (unlimited one-day use) and Family Tickets. Under fives or eligible concessionary pass-holders travel free!

Western Greyhound have routes to most places, near and far. Call at the Western Greyhound office at Manor Road Bus Station for maps and timetables.   Their website -Western Greyhound – will also provide up date information and timetables .

For details of the full county wide bus service in Cornwall, visit the Public Transport in Cornwall web site.

 Cornwall Trains

Trains from Par run  to Newquay the Atlantic Coast line service. National Rail Enquiries will assist in  planning your journey.
They also offer:

  • Cheapest fare finder – if you can be slightly more flexible with your rail journeys, then you could take advantage of their cheapest fare finder search where they aim to find you the best possible price!
  • Travel alerts – receive travel alerts directly to your mobile and avoid getting caught out by train delays or cancellations

Go direct to National Rail Enquiries for more info.

Par is one of the stops made by through-trains on the Paddington to Penzance mainline running from London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and many other towns and cities, seven days a week, all year round.

Passengers travelling on these services but bound for Newquay need to alight at Par and complete their journey on the branch line. The trains on this final leg which takes 50 minutes terminate at Newquay Train Station in the heart of the town.

From the end of May to the end of September, Newquay also has direct trains from London, Bristol, Birmingham, Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland and there’s a daily London service to Newquay during July and August.

Make a saving, too. Great value fares are available for those who book in advance – the earlier you purchase your tickets, the greater the saving.

The convenience of taking the train to Newquay doesn’t stop there. This form of transport is an exciting way to explore Cornwall. Take days away from Newquay to explore. St Ives, Penzance, Looe and Plymouth are all good day trip destinations from Newquay.

For rail info – times and fares – please visit National Rail Enquiries or call

  08457 48 49 50.

Newquay Railway Station
1-2 Station Parade,
Newquay,
Cornwall,
TR7 2NF

Newquay Cornwall Airport is only 5 miles from the town centre.

Flights from Newquay Airport vary depending on the season, for schedules please see link on left hand side.

With daily flights to London Gatwick it means that Check-In to central London takes less than 2 ½ hours (including travel on the Gatwick Express)

All year round

London Gatwick* – services currently operate 7 days a week

Manchester – services currently operate 7 days a week

Isles of Scilly – services currently operate 6 days a week (not Sundays)

Flybe’s services from to Newquay to Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham offer the opportunity for passengers to connect onwards to destinations across the UK, Europe and Worldwide on their network. Please check with the airport for the latest flight and destination availability.

www.newquaycornwallairport.com

Newquay Cornwall Airport,
St Mawgan,
Newquay,
Cornwall,
TR8 4RQ

01637 860600

By Road
Within Cornwall itself, the two major inbound routes, the A30 and A38 continue to improve, with fast dual carriageways as far as Bodmin, and most of the way to Penzance.The easiest route is to join the M5 which will take you to Exeter. From Exeter take either the A30 or A38 into Cornwall, depending on your final destination.

You can plan your route by visiting www.theaa.com and click on the Driving Directions option for a tailor made travel plan with timings and mileage.
http://www.theaa.com/travelwatch/planner_main.jsp?database=B

For information on traffic conditions and roadwork’s throughout the UK or in Cornwall visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews

© Photograph of Western Greyhound Bus Newquay by Ed Webster with kind permission of Ed Webster (Flckr)

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