Cornwall remains a popular destination for weekend breaks, holidays and, for many, a complete change of scenery for life

By Train

Truro is served by a main rail route from London, which passes through the rolling hills and summer valleys of Dorset, Somerset and Devon.

A section of the rail track connecting London to the South West was damaged during the storms which the UK experienced at the beginning of the year. As of March 2014, First Great Western, who are the chief rail company in the West, are running a full schedule between London Paddington and Penzance but with bus replacement between Exeter and Plymouth, which could add an extra 1 hour and 30 minutes to your journey.

For more information, visit First Great Western’s website.

By Car

The main roads that lead to Cornwall are the most reliable method of transport, with the M5 filtering into the A30 which leads all the way to Truro. It takes about 5 hours to travel from London to the middle of Cornwall.

By Coach

There are regular coach services that run from all over the UK down to Plymouth, Truro and Penzance. Visit National Express’s website for more information.

By Plane

Newquay Cornwall Airport links Cornwall to a variety of major national and international cities. Destinations include London, Birmingham, Manchester and the Isles of Scilly. It’s only 6 miles from Newquay to the airport, and Newquay sits on the North coast, 15 miles from Truro.

By Ferry

Although there isn’t a direct ferry to Cornwall, ferry ports in Plymouth, Weymouth and Portsmouth link the UK to France, Spain, Holland and Belgium. For more information, visit

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