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Getting around Cornwall

Cornwall is a rural county, so most people travel here by car, especially if they have family and extensive luggage. If that’s your chosen option, you may find a weekly Rover parking ticket useful, but there are other options for adventurous travellers.

One wonderful way to see Cornwall is by ferry. 80% of Cornwall is surrounded by water so passenger and car ferries save on miles and also give you a new perspective. You’ll be surprised how many there are on this list.

Many of Cornwall’s coastal towns are linked to the main railway line which runs through Cornwall with scenic branch lines to Looe, Falmouth, Newquay and St Ives. If it’s all about the journey for you, then this is an excellent way to get around.

Cornwall’s bus services are run by two main operators, First Devon and Cornwall and Western Greyhound. Smaller operators also offer services in specific areas. Timetables for all services and maps can be accessed here.

While you are here, the beautiful Isles of Scilly can be reached by air through the Skybus daily flights between Land’s End or Newquay to St Mary’s. It takes 30 minutes of ‘real flying’ on a small plane where you get to meet the pilot. Alternatively, try a ferry – maybe use both for a return trip.

Of course, there is always walking or cycling, too!

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