GETTING HERE & GETTING AROUND



Getting Here

South East Cornwall has never been so accessible, with connections to the major motorways, airports and Intercity rail services making your journey quicker and simpler, so you can get on with yourClick to plan a route... holiday! Situated just across the county border, this gateway to Cornwall offers an ideal base from which to explore both Devon and other parts of Cornwall - day trips out are easy and nothing is ever too far away.
By road Travel to Exeter (Devon) on the M3 or A303, M4 and M5. Depending on your final destination in South East Cornwall, take the direct route A38 via Plymouth (or the A30 alternative which crosses Bodmin Moor). Click on the map (right) to find out more.
Approximate journey times by car from:

Birmingham :3 hours 40 mins
Bristol : 2 hours 30 mins
Leeds : 5 hours 50 mins
London : 4 hours 50 mins
Manchester : 5 hours
Reading : 4 hours
Southampton : 3 hours 25 mins

By train
For National Rail Enquiries, call 08457 48 49 50.
Booking tickets by 'phone - call 08457 00 01 25.
Rail tickets may also be booked via the Internet on www.thetrainline.com.
Regular rail services operate to Plymouth (Devon), Liskeard (Cornwall) and Bodmin Parkway (Cornwall).

Train operators are: Virgin Trains 0345 22 23 33
from Birmingham, Bristol, Northern England and Scotland.
http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/

First Great Western 08457 00 01 25
from London (Paddington), South Wales, Cotswolds and the West Country. See www.greatwesterntrains.co.uk.

First Great Western Motorail 08456 01008447.
also operates from London Paddington to Penzance.
http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/atyourservice/motorail.php

Wales and West Passenger Trains 08709 00 07 73.
from Manchester, Birmingham, Bath, Swindon and Cardiff via Bristol. http://www.walesandwest.co.uk/

Wales and West also operate a service from Liskeard to Looe. See the www.carfreedaysout.com Web site for the Looe Valley Line timetable.

By air Connections between international airports and South East Cornwall are provided by Air South West, with flights from London Gatwick to Plymouth and Newquay 4 times a day. Air Southwest now also fly to and from Plymouth to Bristol and Manchester (2xdaily) and Jersey (daily). 0870 241 6830
http://www.airsouthwest.com/index.shtm

Ryan Air flies from Stanstead to Newquay.
http://www.ryanair.com/index.html

Air Wales fly to Plymouth from Cork and Dublin 6 days a week. Air Wales also flights to and from Plymouth to Cardiff and Newcastle (2xdaily).
http://www.airwales.co.uk/home.htm

By coach National Express operates express coach services to Plymouth, Liskeard and Bodmin from departure points all over Britain, including airports. These include a regular service from London Victoria and Heathrow Airport. Call 08705 80 80 80.
http://www.nationalexpress.com Cross-Channel Ferry

Brittany Ferries operates regular sailings to Plymouth from Roscoff (France) and Santander (Spain).
Call 0990 36 03 60 http://www.brittany-ferries.com/

And if getting there is too much and you wish to leave there- it is no problem at all! You need removals from Harrow or another place? Just call Company Removals and have your house safely and professionally removed to beautiful Cornwall. With us, you don’t have to worry about anything- if you wish we will pack and unpack your house for you or store your belongings.




Getting Around



Taxi

Looe & Pelynt Taxis (formerly Pelynt Private Hire)
Looe Booking Office: Tel: 01503 262405 or 0800 666 666
1 Bridgend East Looe PL13 1HH. click here for a map
Pelynt: Tel: 01503 220901
E-mail: [email protected] Web: www.looe-taxi.co.uk




Bus & Rail

See more of the countryside and avoid parking problems by travelling around South East Cornwall by bus, bike or train. It will give you a rest and is better for the environment!
Cycles can be hired at various points in the area and there are lots of beautiful, quiet, country lanes to explore. Contact the Tourist Information Centres for your nearest cycle hire shop.
For a handy bus, coach, rail and ferry timetable, contact the Tourist Information Centres or telephone the Passenger Transport Unit, Cornwall County Council on 01872 32 21 42.
The main bus operators for the area are:
Plymouth City Bus on 01752 222221 (Plymouth to Liskeard)
Liskeard Omnibus on 01579 347649 (Liskeard to Looe)
First Western National on 01208 79898.
Other local bus services include:

CH Porfell Animal Land to Seaton via Looe and attractions.
Hamblys Coaches, on 01503 22 06 60
279 Polperro to Looe
286 Pelynt to Boddinick via Polperro
273 Lanreath/Pelynt to Looe/Plymouth.
Barry's of Liskeard, call 01579 34 76 16
275 Duloe/Seaton to Liskeard.
Polruan Bus, on 01726 87 07 19
290 Looe to Polperro and Polruan
Polruan to St. Austell, Liskeard and Trago Mills.
Roselyn Coaches, call 01726 81 13 37 37
296 Fowey to Trago Mills
293 St Austell/Fowey to Liskeard/Plymouth.




Ferry

Mevagissey to Fowey Passenger Ferry
May to September. Timetables are available from local tourist information
offices, various outlets in Fowey and Mevagissey, and also on the website at:
www.mevagissey-ferries.co.uk.