Lots of people are travelling from London to Cornwall, but wherever you are coming from here are the best ways to get to Cornwall and the far South West.
Wherever you are driving from there’s only a couple of main roads to the South West, and once you get to Cornwall you’ll be on the A30 to your destination. Travelling by car gives you the freedom of leaving whenever you want, and stopping off on the journey at numerous attractions on the way. Once you’re here you’ve got the means to explore the county, get lost on the windy roads, and discover places off the beaten track. Saturdays mornings can get very busy on the main roads in and out of the county, so consider travelling on a different day, or go very early or much later and make a 7 day holiday into a 8 day one!
High speed train services run from London Paddington to Penzance, and there are also direct trains from Bristol and Bath. Once you get to Cornwall there are several branch lines taking you to towns such as Falmouth and St. Ives. There is also a nightly sleeper train from London if you wanted to arrive early to make the most of your first day, or get back home easy while you’re sleeping.
You can fly from Manchester and London Gatwick throughout the year direct to Newquay airport. They have opened some new routes for 2016 including Alicante and Frankfurt-Hahn twice a week and Doncaster, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Liverpool once a week. Visit the Newquay airport website for all flight destinations and times.
You can travel by coach from London or Birmingham and you will arrive in Truro within about 7 hours. Visit the National Express website to find a full list of coach journeys for all across the country.
You can catch a ferry from lots of European destinations that will bring you to England, then you can just drive down the major road networks to reach Cornwall. Ferrys travel from Ireland, France, Spain, Holland, Denmark and Belgium. Aferry is a great place to find the best route from your location.
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