Going to Cornwall is actually easy, and there are different options, including top-quality public transport.
Travel by Car
Getting from London to the heart of Cornwall takes just about five hours. Take the M4 from London, or the M6 from Manchester, then the M5 to Exeter, and finally drive along the mostly dual-carriage way A30. It enters Cornwall near Launceston and heads west to Penzance.
Another option is getting through the A38, which can be accessed at the end of M5, near Exeter, at Junction 31, heading to Dartmoor before crossing Tamar River at Plymouth, to then make way to Bodmin.
Entering Cornwall from North Devon is possible through the scenic A39 Atlantic Highway, through Bude, which runs along the Cornwall´s north coast before passing Wadebridge and Padstow. It continues to south heading Truro at Trispen to then make its way towards Falmouth on the south coast at Arch Hill roundabout.
Getting to Cornwall by Train
Daily trains run from London Paddington station to Penzance (5 hours duration). There are also direct trains that run daily from Bath and Bristol to Cornwall.
Getting to Cornwall by coach is a popular and affordable way of travelling. The extensive National Express network allows travelling to Truro and Falmouth from practically any place in England. The comprehensive coach services link to most popular locations such as Newquay, Penzance, St. Agnes, St. Austell, etc.
Flying to Cornwall
As keen as we all usually are to get somewhere – whether it’ backpacking, a romantic holiday, or simply a two day trip for business – the flight is rarely the part of the journey most of us look forward to. But it can be both charming and memorable at the same time. There is an airport in Penzance, but the main airport in Cornwell is located in Newquay, which receives flights from local airports as well as from other countries such as Ireland, Spain, and Germany.