Buses from White Acres to Newquay are provided by the Western Greyhound bus company, on route 521. Because of the location, being on narrow and winding roads, it’s not really safe to walk on the local road too much because it’s not much wider than two cars, so there’s no footpath and no room for pedestrians.
** UPDATE 13 MARCH 2015**
Western Greyhound closed down today, without notice. Updated information will be provided here once new routes are published by whoever takes over those routes.
The buses from White Acres to Newquay, and back, stop right outside White Acres though, at the crossroads with the entrance.
2016: Buses from White Acres to Newquay are now provided by FirstKernow bus number 92.
Where do Buses from White Acres Go To
The buses from White Acres go to Newquay in one directiom, passing Quintrell Downs, where there’s two local pubs that serve food and the Premier Inn. Then then turn right and head towards the coast and into Newquay past the railway station and right into the centre of town to the bus station, which is alongside the cinema and the pedestrianised town centre. The journey takes 15 minutes.
Frequency of Buses from White Acres to Newquay or St Austell
Buses are once an hour in each direction. The journey takes 15 minutes to get to Newquay and 40 minutes to get to St Austell. The last bus in summer back from Newquay leaves at midnight; the last regular service (outside of summer hours) leaves at 10:30.
Towards St Austell, the route passes through the old china clay mining area and then onto the centre of St Austell.
For the summer of 2013 there are extra evening services (Monday to Saturday). Webpage for the route is: http://www.westerngreyhound.com/routes_and_times.php where you’ll find a PDF timetable for the 521 route.
For all bus services, see the Cornwall Public Transport website, for route maps, which you can immediately access in a PDF format by clicking on the relevant town name.
Live Bus Times App / Info
The postcode for White Acres is TR8 4LW, which you can use to find out the next bus on: Next Bus Service. Nextbuses is the new way to get the next departures from any bus straight to your mobile phone. Live information is shown where available, otherwise scheduled times are given.
Nearest Beaches to White Acres by bus
If you’re planning on using the bus to get to a beach, then the most convenient beaches that are right ON the bus route are: Tolcarne Beach, Great Western Beach and Towan Beach. If you don’t mind a bit of a walk once you’re off the bus, then Porth Beach is within 1/4 of a mile of the bus stop and from the bus station it’s about a 0.8 mile walk to Fistral Beach.