Our top tips on how to get to Fowey from all over Europe either by plane, train or ferry. Once you arrive in Fowey we have outline how to get to the towns and villages in the surrounding area.
Fowey’s nearest airport is Newquay, roughly 50 minutes by car, with routes to cities across the UK. Exeter and Bristol offer a greater variety of flights and are approximately 90 minutes and two-and-a-half hours away respectively. Travellers from further afield will generally need to fly to London and hire a car or use public transport to get to Fowey. Travellers from western Europe may also want to consider taking their car on the ferry from northern Spain or France to Plymouth or Poole and drive the rest of the way to Fowey.
Fowey is a 25-minute drive to Bodmin Parkway Railway Station, with direct trains to London Paddington. National Express coaches stop in St Austell, a 20-minute drive from Fowey.
Fowey is also well connected to the rest of the UK by road. Driving from London, take the M3 west, exit onto the A303, join the A30 to Honiton and Exeter, take the A38 southbound at Bodmin, take the B3628 south and follow directions to Fowey.
Travel Time: It takes 27 minutes to drive from Fowey to Bodmin.
Public Transport: The 24 bus from Fowey will take you to the bus station and from here you will need to walk to Par train station and get the Great Western Railway to London Paddington which stops at Bodmin Parkway.
Driving: To drive from Fowey to Bodmin you will need to take the B3269.
Travel Time: It takes 24 minutes to drive from Fowey to St Austell.
Public Transport: The 24 bus from Fowey takes 43 minutes to get to St Austell.
Driving: To drive from Fowey to St Austell you will need to take the B3415 followed by the A3082.
Travel Time: It’ll take 52 minutes to drive from Fowey to Newquay.
Public Transport: To get public transport from Fowey to Newquay you will need to get the 24 bus then walk to Par Station and get the GWR train to Newquay.
Driving: To drive from Fowey to Newquay you will need to take the A3082 followed by the A391, B3274, A3059 and finally the A3058 to Adcumbe Ave Newquay.
Travel Time: It’ll take 45 minutes to drive to Fowey to Looe.
Public Transport: The fastest public transport to get from Fowey to Looe is to take the ferry from Fowey to Polruan followed by the 481 bus to Looe.
Driving: To drive from Fowey to Looe you can either take the A390 followed by the B3359 or you can take the countryside route via the A387.
Travel Time: It takes 36 minutes to drive from Fowey to Liskeard.
Public Transport: Public transport from Fowey to Looe is available via the 24 bus to Par followed by the GRW to Liskeard.
Driving: To drive from Fowey to Liskeard you will need to take the A390.