Directions and guidance on what roads to take as your travel down to Cornwall, as well as how to get to each of our favourite places in Cornwall to make navigating your day trips even easier.
Holidays in Cornwall are easily accessible for travellers from the UK and abroad. Coaches from across the UK stop at many of the county’s towns and cities, including Newquay, Truro, Bodmin, Penzance, Falmouth and Bude. London to Cornwall usually takes between four and six hours by coach and is a great way to see the scenery.
Cornwall is also well connected to the rest of the UK by train with direct routes to London and easy connections to the North and East of England.
Driving to Cornwall is simple, thanks to the A30, which runs through the middle of the county from east to west, with exits onto smaller roads to the north and south coasts. The A39 or ‘Atlantic Highway’ follows much of the north coast with far-reaching views of the ocean, moors and farmland.
Long-distance cycling is increasingly popular in Cornwall, and with a little preparation, scenic routes can be planned which avoid major roads. Extra care should be taken, as many of the county’s roads are narrow and do not have cycle lanes.
There is a range of options for international travellers considering booking a holiday cottage in Cornwall. Newquay airport offers various routes to Europe, and on the other side of the Devon border, Exeter airport is connected to a greater variety of cities both within the UK and abroad. For holidaymakers travelling from further afield, Bristol and London airports are roughly three to four hours away.