Cornwall Transportation

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  • Not made for cars
    Not made for cars
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  • Transportation
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Cornwall Transportation

  • To the Eden Project

    If you're staying in Newquay, as a backpacker like me without transport, then a joint bus/entry ticket is worth it. I just got and paid for the ticket on the bus, it cost £16.50 and picks you up from the town centre and drops you off close to the entry point and as you have your entry ticket you can use the 'fast track' que to get in quicker as the...

  • Beware VERY narrow lanes at times!

    Although the main roads are perfectly OK, you may find that cottages or farm accomodations are located in or around small villages and the lanes can be VERY narrow!There are usually passing places but sometimes (especially at night) you have to pray you don't meet someone coming the other way!

  • Driving around in Cornwall

    Most of the time driving in Cornwall was fine, although there had been much traffic between 4 and 6pm which caused traffic jams in front of some roundabounds. The tourist attractions are mostly well signposted by brown signs and it's easy to find your way. The only toll road we came across was the Tamar Bridge east of Cornwall between Saltash and...

  • A car is a necessity in Cornwall

    When we were in Cornwall, we stayed at Carbis Bay, the lesser known neighboour of St Ives. Less expensive, lovely beach, far less people than St Ives. So we were where we wanted to be, but had to get to and fro St Ives... We had a car but got a taxi to and fro St Ives as parking is a nightmare, plus the carparks are near the top of the hill, and...

  • Driving is a chore for people like me

    Travel to and within Cornwall presents and issue to people like me. We took the train from London to Truro which made about a dozen stops and took around 5 hours. I prefer not driving in foreign countries, especially when it requires driving on the left side of the road. However it appeared that this was the only viable alternative in Cornwall so I...

  • Take train to Cornwall

    The cheapest way to travel from London to Cornwall is by train. If you order your tickets in time a seat in a night train costs only £14 (august2007), the journey takes between 5 to 8 hours depending on when you are travelling.

  • The Cornish Roads Warning!

    Although I honestly believe that the best way to get around Cornwall is by car, I feel I should offer a few words of warning concerning driving conditions in Cornwall. Don't panic - it's really not that bad, there are just a few things to bear in mind!First of all, the Cornish roads aren't really designed to cope with large quantities of traffic,...

  • Cornish Lanes

    One of my favourite things about Cornwall are the lanes... I love them! I grew up here so I'm accustomed to them, but it constantly amuses me to see a friend who isn't trying to drive down one. They are always narrow, some more so than others. The largest will allow two cars to pass with only barely slowing down, the smallest are so narrow the...

  • Fowey - Polruan Ferry

    There's a small foot passenger ferry that runs across the river between Fowey and Polruan. It costs 90p each way for adults, less for children. It takes no more than 5 minutes and leaves every 10-15 minutes, I think. Obviously it is unable to operate during extreme weather conditions for safety reasons. As neither Fowey nor Polruan are particularly...

  • London Paddington to Cornwall Train

    Trains to Cornwall are run by First Great Western and there are five daily services between Penzance and London Paddington taking 5 hours or less. I travelled on a peak hour train on a weekday evening, which made my poor credit card shudder. How could I part with so much money and end up with only a small piece of cardboard to show for it! I had...

  • Hire a Car!!!

    I can't stress how important it is to have a car in Cornwall. Trains and buses will only get you so far.I realise that for those on a budget a car may seem like a luxury but if you really want to see Cornwall it is by far your best option.

  • Looe Valley Line

    The Looe Valley Line, which runs from Liskeard to Looe, is an absolutely beautiful journey. Considering how busy Looe gets, parking there can be a nightmare. There's free parking at Liskeard train station, so I'd strongly recommend leaving the car there and taking the train into Looe instead.

  • Take the car!

    Public transport in Cornwall isn't great, services are limited, slow and infrequent. Without a doubt, the best way to get around Cornwall is to have a car. You won't have to waste time worrying about routes and timetables, and will be able to make the most out of your time here. Be warned though, the roads aren't great and travel around the county...

  • Car is a must

    To get around Cornwall, a car is a must, public transport is there, but very uncomfortable, prices are average.Most buses don't always go to where you want them to go and you may find yourself taking more than one bus to get to where you want, also there are only certain times the buses run into certain areas, sometimes only twice a day.I feel that...

  • Give 'Roundabouts' a Chance!

    In the course of my 1200-mile excursion through southern England, I formed the opinion that Roundabouts are a good invention! Although rarely used in North America, once you get used to the rules of etiquette of giving way to anyone already on the roundabout, they are a very useful way to keep the traffic moving. There is not nearly the stop and go...

  • Travel Advisory on the Radio

    When I set out on a snowy morning from Cornwall to return to London, I had checked with my wife's brother in Farnham, Surrey to see if he knew how road conditons were on my projected route. During this conversation, he mentioned to me that I should press the 'TA' (Travel Advisory) button on the car's radio to get the latest road condition updates....

  • Transportation in Hayle

    Transportation in Hayle is quite limited in my opinion. It's not like London where we have underground stations, packs of buses available to us anywhere/anytime. However, Hayle has nice clean air....We often call for a taxi when we were in Hayle. The nearest town centre was just 10 minutes drive from our hotel (Gwithian Towans). I think the taxi...

  • If going to Lands End don't...

    If going to Lands End don't take the car they are charging £5.00 to park it, park further out and get on the bus good fun.Why not take a bost trip out to see the seals or a fishing trip from nearly all the harbours,like Padstow , Newquay, Falmouth, St. Ives etc.


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