Getting to Cornwall & Devon has never been easier! Gone are the days of inching your way along the motorway to the scenic goal of Cornwall & Devon. The region now boasts world class transport links which make the area accessible from all corners of the globe.
However please do take a moment to consider the carbon footprint from your trip and if you decide that you wish to offset this please visit www.co2balance.uk.com/life/overview/ to find out more. We realise that carbon offsetting isn't perfect and it's better to reduce your emissions in the first place, however it is worthwhile to go some way towards balancing the effect of travelling.
Train times and fares information 08457 48 49 50 or www.nationalrail.co.uk
Provides high speed services between London Paddington, South Wales, the Cotswolds and the West Country, including Sleeper services from London Paddington. First Great Western bookings 0845 7000 125. First Great Western has joined forces with First Western National to improve the co-ordination of rail and bus services at stations. For bus link details telephone 08457 48 49 50.
Operate some services into Cornwall & Devon from the Midlands, North and Scotland. www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Also operate services from London Paddington, Birmingham, Bristol, the North and Scotland. Virgin Trains bookings 0845 7222 333 or www.thetrainline.com
Classic Car hire is available at Bodmin Parkway Railway Station through Cornwall & Devon Classic Car Hire who will meet you at the station on a complimentary basis for hires of two days or greater. Preferential delivery/collection rates apply for Plymouth & Exeter St. Davids Railway Stations for hires of 48 hours and above.
The M4, M5 and M6 motorways have made travel to Cornwall & Devon simple and straightforward. The estimated direct journey time from London to Exeter is approximately 3hrs and 30 mins (subject to traffic). The M3 from London offers the chance to take a more leisurely drive to the West Country once it joins the A303. The dual carriageway gives the opportunity to pass by Stonehenge, and to continue on through small villages and market towns to destinations throughout the South West.
When in Cornwall, the two major holiday routes, the A30 and A38 continue to improve, with fast dual carriageways as far as Bodmin, and most of the way to Penzance. The easiest way into Cornwall is to join the M5 which you then follow to Exeter, after which you take either the A30 or A38 into Cornwall, depending on your final destination.
For information on any possible delays or roadwork's throughout the UK or in Devon & Cornwall visit www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews
Parking for your everyday vehicle for the duration of your hire is available at our conveniently located handover venue at Lanhydrock Hotel. This is very close to the A30/A38 cross-over, approximately one hour from Plymouth & Exeter and is but a short drive from either Bodmin Parkway Railway Station or Newquay Airport. Renowned for its warm, friendly approach with the emphasis on affordable luxury, it makes a perfect base for classic car touring throughout Cornwall and Devon.
Handovers are a relaxed, informative experience set against the backdrop of the green fairways of Lanhydrock Hotel & golf course.
Regular sailings are provided by ferries from France, Belgium and Spain to ports in the South West of England all of which are served by excellent rail and coach links. As a foot passenger or driver, the ports of Plymouth and Poole provide links with the continent, and the ports of Weymouth and Bournemouth have regular crossings across to the Channel Isles.
The South West's own low fare airline, flies to Newquay Cornwall Airport from London Gatwick (for worldwide connections), Dublin, Leeds-Bradford, Cardiff, Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle, Glasgow, Plymouth, Cork & Chambéry
Also to Plymouth City Airport from London Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds-Bradford Dublin and Jersey. For more information visit www.airsouthwest.com or call 0870 241 8202.
|Air Southwest - four flights daily from London Gatwick to Newquay. Permanently low fares.|
For details of other carriers in and out of Newquay Cornwall Airport, which is now one of the fastest growing UK regional airports, please visit www.newquaycornwallairport.com
You can currently fly to Newquay from Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Isle of Man, Leeds/Bradford, Cardiff, London Gatwick, London Stanstead, Manchester & Plymouth.
New routes are always being added and from March 2008 you will be able to fly from Glasgow and Southampton to Cornwall. From March/April 2008 onwards you can fly to and from Birmingham, Cork, Cardiff, Newcastle and from Belfast in May. During 2008 it is expected that you will also be able to fly to Cornwall from the following international locations: Alicante, Chambéry, Dusseldorf, Geneva, Girona, Reus, and St Brieuc.
PLEASE NOTE: An airport development fee of £5 per departing passenger was introduced from October 2005 to help secure the future of Newquay Cornwall Airport. This follows similar initiatives taken by other airports around the world, including Knock and Kerry airports in Ireland. For ease of administration the Airport Development Fee will be collected at the airport. Children under the age of sixteen will be exempt.
For details of carriers in and out of Plymouth please visit www.plymouthairport.com
Four flights every day to London Gatwick – also frequent flights to other popular destinations including Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Jersey, Bristol, Glasgow, Newcastle, Cork and Dublin.
For details of carriers in and out of Exeter please visit www.exeter-airport.co.uk/
Currently there are UK scheduled flights from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Inverness, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle & Norwich.
International schedules flights currently include Austria (Salzburg), Belgium (Brussels), Canada (Toronto), Croatia (Dubrovnik), France (Avignon, Bergerac, Brest, Chambéry, Nice, Paris & Rennes), Ireland (Dublin), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Portugal (Faro), Spain (Alicante, Malaga), Spanish Balearic Islands (Palma) & Switzerland (Geneva).
Classic Car hire is available at Newquay Cornwall Airport, Plymouth & Exeter Airports through Cornwall & Devon Classic Car Hire who will meet you at the terminal. At Newquay Airport this is on a complimentary basis for hires of 48 hours and above. (Charges apply for shorter hire periods). Preferential delivery/collection rates apply for Plymouth & Exeter Airports for hires of 48 hours and above.