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Trains to Newquay

Situated on the beautiful coast of Cornwall, Newquay in one of the UK's favourite seaside holiday destinations. Newquay is located on west coast of the UK and is easily accessible by train and coach from many popular destinations around the country and abroad, and features plenty of sprawling sandy beaches that attract surfers and water sport enthusiasts, an amazing heritage steam railway and much more.

How to get to Newquay

If you’re travelling to Newquay by train, Great Western Railway provides services direct to Newquay train station from most locations between London and the west coast. Newquay train station is located in the centre of town and is just minutes’ walk from the main beach. If you’re travelling from further north or the midlands such as Birmingham or Bristol, CrossCountry trains can usually get you to the south-west, requiring a change of trains to get you to Newquay.

Popular train routes to Newquay

Here are some of the most popular routes that travel to Newquay by train:

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Visiting Newquay

If you’re travelling to Newquay, chances are that you’ll be heading to laze your days away on one of the many sandy beaches it has to offer. Fistral Beach is Cornwall’s most popular beach, and arguably one of the most favourite beaches in the country for families and sun-lovers. Fistral Beach is widely known as a great surfing beach and attracts many windsurfers and water sports lovers in the warmer months. Towan Beach, often mistakenly referred to as “Town Beach”, is the closest beach to Newquay’s town centre, and is situated right on the doorstep of the bustling shops and restaurants. If you’re travelling to Newquay with the family for a seaside holiday or day out, be sure to check out Porth Beach for its huge sandy shoreline which is a great place to let the kids play.

If you’re looking for a place where you won’t get sand between your toes, Trenance Leisure Gardens is a great place to check out for everyone. Located within walking distance of the town centre and main beaches, Trenance Leisure Gardens is home to many fun attractions and places to let your hair down, including the Newquay Zoo, a tennis centre, indoor water world, and even a miniature railway. You can also rent a boat to paddle on the boating lake, then take a stroll or cycle around the beautiful Trenance Gardens.

Be sure to check out the Blue Reef Aquarium, and if you’re a rail or history buff, you can’t miss the historic Lappa Valley Steam Railway and fun park.

If you'd like to put your feet up after a long day out, why not head to the spa for some relaxation time?

How to find cheap train tickets to Newquay

There are a number of ways in which you can find cheap train tickets to Newquay to help you save money and explore the Cornwall coast. Our easy-to-use journey planner can help you find the cheapest available tickets on the days you want to travel.

The first way you can get your hands on cheaper train tickets to Newquay is by using a national railcard. If you travel more than a few times a year, buying an eligible railcard can allow you to save up to 1/3 off the price of your train tickets*, meaning you can spend more on things to see and do. If you're travelling with the family, a Friends and Family Railcard can help you save up to 1/3 off travel for adults, and up to 60% off kids' fares too when you travel altogether. To see out the different types of railcards, eligibility requirements and to buy a card online, check out our railcards page.

Another way to save money on train tickets to Newquay is by purchasing an Advanced ticket. In most cases, the earlier you book Advanced tickets, the cheaper these tickets will be. Advance tickets typically go on sale 12 weeks in advance, so look out for the “Advanced ticket” type when your search for tickets using our Journey Planner, or sign up to our Ticket alert to find out as soon as your tickets go on sale. Make sure you book these tickets as early as possible, because the longer you wait, the more the price can go up.

Want more handy hints on how to save money on train tickets? Check out our cheap train tickets page.

*Conditions and peak travel time exclusions may apply on some railcard types.


Need to get back home after visiting Newquay?

Check out these return journeys to get you home: