Getting to Newquay
From Discover Newquay
"…rides through the beautiful wooded Luxulyan Valley, and across Goss Moor with distant views of the white lunar landscape of the Cornish China Clay industry, all the way to the coastal resort of Newquay.”
For help with journey planning, either to get to Newquay by bus, rail or coach, or for help getting around the town by bus, visit www.travelinesw.com
There are a number of tickets that offer good value for public transport users, whether this is for a day return on a particular route, or an Explorer ticket that covers both bus and rail travel. Further information can be found at www.cornwallpublictransport.info or the websites of specific operators (see below).
There are plenty of opportunities to use buses to enjoy a day of shopping in a nearby town, go sightseeing, enjoy a coastal walk and return on the bus, or visit attractions – some will even offer admission discounts on production of your bus ticket.
Most of the campsites are also well-served by buses so if you are planning a camping holiday, ask when booking which services serve your site before you arrive. The best way to access information about all the bus services is to visit www.cornwallpublictransport.info From here you can print off maps and timetables for the services you wish to use. Bus services in Newquay are run by Western Greyhound – www.westerngreyhound.com Tel. 01637 871871 and First Devon & Cornwall – www.firstgroup.com Tel. 0845 600 1420.
If you have an English National Concessionary Travel Pass you can use it to enjoy free bus travel in Cornwall. If you are a resident of Cornwall and your pass was issued here, you can travel for free on local buses at anytime of the day. If you are not a resident of Cornwall and are here on holiday, your pass will entitle you to free local bus travel after 9.30am.
Both National Express and Megabus serve Newquay town centre from many destinations in England, Scotland and Wales. For further information and timetables, go to www.nationalexpress.com and www.megabus.co.uk National Express offers concessionary fares for the over 60s through their Routesixty scheme, concessionary fares for disabled people and discounted travel for family and youth Coachcard holders.
Newquay sits at the end of ‘The Atlantic Coast Line’ – the branchline from Par, that serves Luxulyan, Bugle, Roche, St Columb Road and Quintrell Downs. Most journeys involve a change of train onto the branchline at Par although there are a limited number of mainline services from London that serve Newquay direct. For further information and timetables for these services visit www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk
(There are bus stops outside Newquay Rail Station.)
Newquay also has an airport located 5.5 miles from the main town at St. Mawgan. Newquay Cornwall Airport serves many domestic and European destinations, the list of which changes mainly twice per year in Summer and Winter. However, as new flights and destinations are introduced regularly, you should visit www.newquaycornwallairport.com for up to date information. There are regular bus services serving the airport and further informaiton on these can also be found at the Newquay Cornwall Airport website link, above.
BioTravel is located at Newquay Airport, which offers eco-friendly taxi’s to visitors and locals to get in and around Newquay without costing the earth, literally. For further information contact: Tel: 01637 880006 Website: www.biotravel.co.uk
If you are planning a trip to Newquay by car, why not use an online journey/route planner? There are plenty online to choose from but a particularly useful one is www.transportdirect.info as this can also compare the journey you intend to make against the equivalent journey using public transport and can even offer you CO2 emissions data on your journey.
Please consider leaving your car at your accommodation and getting around Newquay by public transport.