17th March 2018
Connecting London to Cornwall
Travelling between Cornwall and London has never been easier, with faster and better connections developing year on year. This is helping people from all over the country reach the beautiful shores of Cornwall with ease.
It takes just less than five hours to drive from the centre of London to the heart of Cornwall by car. You can either drive down the M4 to M5 from London, taking the A30 or A38 after Exeter right down to Cornwall. If you wish to avoid the motorway for as long as possible you can to take the A303 from London, with a short journey on the M5 before joining the A38 into Cornwall.
National Express offers a daily service down from London to Cornwall, with tickets varying from £14.60 to £22.60 depending on your time of travel. The tickets are often cheaper if you book in advance.
A great way to keep up with Coach services down to Cornwall is through the Traveline Southwest website.
Perhaps the quickest way to reach Cornwall from the capital is by air. Flybe now offer year round flights from London Gatwick or London Stansted to Cornwall Newquay Airport! These flights have cut down the journey to 1 hour and 10 mins and can be for as little as £67.
Check out flights on the Cornwall Newquay Airport website.
There are regular train services taking you from London to Cornwall. You can jump on at London Paddington and arrive at St. Austell train station (close to Carlyon Bay Hotel) in as little as 4 hours & 3 minutes!
A good way to check the daily train services is through the Great Western Railway website.
Here at Carlyon Bay Hotel we have reliable taxi services which we are more than happy to organise for you collection. Speak to our friendly reception team who will be delighted to help.