Easy to get to

Central Cornwall

The beauty of Cornwall lies in its wonderful rural scenery, narrow walled roads and curvy coastal roads with masses of character.
Yet if you want to get from A to B in a hurry or see a lot in one day, don’t underestimate the travel times and traffic. Especially in the summertime there is a lot of traffic on the road.
We have listed the average travel time by car from Falmouth to …

Town To see Time
Truro Cathedral, nice shops 0.5 h
Helford River Helford River, Frenchman’s Creek, Trebah/Glendurgan Garden 0.5 h
Lizard Point Lizard Point, Cadgwith fishing village 0.75h
Penzance Penzance, Trengwainton Garden, St Michael’s Mount 1 h
Land’s End Land’s End, Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Minack Theatre 1.5 h
St Ives St. Ives, Chysauster 1 h
Newquay Newquay, surf beaches, airport 1 h
Padstow Padstow estuary, Prideaux Place 1.25 h
Tintagel Tintagel castle, Boscastle village 1.5 h
Bodmin Bodmin, Moor 1 h
Fowey Fowey 1.25 h
St Austell Eden project, Heligan Garden, Mevagissey fishing town 1 h

Free yourself. Use Public Transport

Don’t worry about car parking space and fees, about traffic jams in school holidays or the potato lorries in autumn. We can recommend

  • Lelant-Saltings to St Ives coastal train with Park & Ride
  • Scenic bus around the Land’s End Peninsula No. 300
  • the Ferries in the Fal estuary to Truro, Trelissick Garden, Smuggler’s Cottage, Flushing and St. Mawes
  • Branch line train Falmouth – Truro
  • Park and Float in Falmouth
  • Western Greyhound bus service

Timetables and routes for public transport.

Longer distances

How far and how long from Falmouth to… (on average)

Plymouth 60m 100km 1.25h
Exeter 100m 160km 2h
Bristol 150m 250km 3h
Bath 185m 300km 4h
Birmingham 260m 420km 5.25h
London Airports 290m 450km 5.5 h
Central London 300m 460km 6 h
Dover 350m 560km 7h

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