It can be very frustrating trying to find out how to travel to and from Newquay, whether that’s by airline, train or bus.
Here’s an outline Newquay Travel Guide, to give you an idea of what transport is where, so you can judge if it suits your needs and to help you plan your costs and journeys.
Newquay airport is 2-3 miles out of the town, near Watergate Bay – and has daily flights coming in from around the UK from about 6-8 different airlines. Airlines flying to Newquay, routes and times change twice a year – with announcements at the beginning of the season and the end usually.
Newquay Railway Station
Newquay Railway Station is right in town and there are a small handful of trains arriving and departing daily. The line is a single track from Newquay to Par – Par is on the main London-to-Penzance route.
If you’re looking at travel times to Newquay by train, you might be staggered at how long they are, but dig a bit deeper and you might spot that you alight at Par Station, then have to wait there a long time, before an exceedingly slow train trundles you the last part.
Consider getting off the train at St Austell and catching the bus from St Austell to Newquay (or get a taxi) if this bothers you. St Austell station is tiny and the bus station is right next to it – there’s no distance to walk and you can’t get it wrong because the bus station’s small too.
Newquay Buses and Newquay Bus Station
There are a couple of companies that provide bus services in Newquay from Manor Road bus station. Newquay Bus Station Travel Shop, Manor Road, Newquay is open Mondays to Saturdays – 8am-5pm, it’s closed on Sundays.
Newquay bus station is right in the town, behind the pedestrianised area:
- Western Greyhound – this bus company closed down
- First Group – there are All Day tickets and Weekly tickets.
The First Group Ride Cornwall ticket is a one-day rover ticket that gives the holder a day’s unlimited travel on all rail and most bus services within Cornwall and between Cornwall and Plymouth, after 09:00 Monday – Friday and at any time on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
First Group bought out Truronian and they haven’t repainted all the buses, so if you see Truronian buses they are First Group.
If you’re looking to travel around Cornwall, then check out the Cornwall County Bus Services website: http://www.cornwallpublictransport.info, it can still be hard picking your way through it, but it should be complete and up to date.
Catch a Coach to Newquay
Newquay is on the National Express route, and the Megabus route, so you have a choice of buses to Newquay with those two providers: