Whether you fly, sail, drive or take the slow train for your get-away break, below are some useful links to help your travel plans.
Once here most visitors use a car to explore. If you feel like a rest from behind the wheel try the friendly local services for getting around.
Newquay Airport is approximately a one hours drive from the airport to Falmouth. For car hire arrangements try Europcar.
First Great Western run a regular train service from London Paddington to Truro. Onwards from Truro to Falmouth take The Maritime Line. For car hire collection at the station try www.avis.co.uk
National Express Coach Services will deliver you straight to the door at Kimberley Park Rd, Falmouth. A minute walk into town and you’ll find the local taxi rank.
Once you have arrived in Cornwall there are many different ways to explore this beautiful county.
Bringing your own boat? Falmouth Port operates a bustling Visitors’ yacht haven, small craft moorings, boat-park and slipway.
Local ferries connect Falmouth, Flushing, Malpas, Helford River, St. Mawes and Truro via some of Cornwall most idyllic estuaries and inlets.
The comprehensive network of local bus services are operated by First Bus. Both will take you from the Helford and surrounding areas in Falmouth and from Falmouth out to places such as Helston, Truro, Penzance and St.Ives. www.firstgroup.com
Once in Falmouth there is a local Shuttle Bus service that helps to keep the level of traffic to a minimum. Running every 20 minutes and stopping at approximately 14 venues you’ll never by more than a few paces away from your chosen destination. Falmouth’s popular ‘Park and Float’ service during the summer conveniently marries easy parking in Ponsharden with arriving into town in style via passenger ferry.
Local Taxi ‘Abacus’ run 4, 6 & 7 seater taxis that are prompt and reliable, they also include disabled facilities. T: 01326 212141.
For further travel information visit the Falmouth Tourist Information Centre, 11 Market Strand, Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth, TR11 3DF. T: 01326 312300 e: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.discoverfalmouth.co.uk
There’s no better way to see the Falmouth and Helford River area than from the water. Take a boat across the harbour for a day out, or along the river to a favourite waterside pub. Local ferries connect Falmouth, Flushing, Malpas, Helford River, St. Mawes and Truro via some of Cornwall most idyllic estuaries and inlets.