Due to Falmouth’s location on Cornwall’s south coast, many British holiday goers may be put off by the idea of traveling such a long distance considering that all forms of travel may be significantly expensive.
Once you arrive in Falmouth there would be no need to worry about travel expense as there are numerous deals that are offered by the areas Public Transport companies to make sure that new visitors to the town get to see everything the place has to offer. The journey itself may be long, but it will be certainly worth the wait. Here’s a guide on how to reach the heart of Cornwall’s south coast…
First Great Western offers a high speed service from London Paddington, the Cotswolds and the Midlands to Cornwall and depending on the time the train departs or its longevity it could even include sleeper services from London Paddington. A slower alternative could be the Cross Country Train services from the Midlands, the North and Scotland.
Regardless of which route you decide to take you will have to get off at Turo and get the Maritime Line into Falmouth which will take approximately 20 minutes.
It could be quite the gruelling form of journey, but a less complex one. The M4, M5 and M6 motorways have eliminated any possible complications your journey may face and as you enter Cornwall you will notice that the journey will get much easier with the A30 and A38 improving with fast dual carriageways.
It is majorly important however for a journey of such great length that you keep up to date with the latest travel updates either via radio or the internet. The AA route planner would also be a brilliant alternative.
Throughout the United Kingdom, the National Express provides a number of connecting services to Cornwall and Falmouth. The connections can be made at Bristol, Birmingham and London and a timetable can be found on the National Express website.
For visitors outside of the mainland, Ferry travel would be a very convenient and enjoyable form of travel. Many ferry services provide travel daily to the UK shores with numerous terminals in reach of motorways leading you towards Cornwall. The closest terminal to Falmouth is Plymouth and they welcome holiday goers travelling from Roscoff and Santander, via Britanny ferries.
Other ferry service providers include:
- Stena Line
- P&O Ferries
- Irish Ferries
- DFDS Seaways
Again, a form of travel used predominately by foreign tourists, many visitors every year fly into Newquay Cornwall Airport. The airport is connected to domestic airlines however, and considering the length of travel, it may be a less time consuming form of travel. Due to the Europcar and Hertz offices located at the airport, car rental is very simple and at a competitive rate too.