Take the train to Newquay and discover one of UK’s favourite seaside holiday destinations. Featuring plenty of sprawling sandy beaches, an amazing heritage steam railway, Cornwall’s largest zoo and much more, this beautiful seaside town has something for everyone.
Situated on the beautiful coast of Cornwall, Newquay is easily accessible by train from many popular destinations around the country – you can travel from London to Newquay in 5h 7m, Birmingham to Newquay in 5h 23m and Bristol to Newquay in 3h 50m. Use our Journey Planner above to start your search for train tickets and times – we’ll always highlight the cheapest tickets to Newquay, helping you save on your train trip.
It’s easy to get to Newquay by train from all over the UK, with direct routes from some of the country’s biggest cities, such as London, Birmingham and Manchester. Most trains to Newquay arrive into Newquay train station.
Planning your next trip to Newquay? Have a look at our table below – we’ve highlighted some of the most popular routes – or start your search in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.
|Route||Fastest journey||Train operator|
|London to Newquay||4h 53m||Great Western Railway|
|Birmingham to Newquay||5h 22m||CrossCountry|
|Manchester to Newquay||6h 59m||CrossCountry|
|Bristol to Newquay||3h 49m||CrossCountry|
|Plymouth to Newquay||1h 34m||CrossCountry, Great Western Railway|
|Par to Newquay||52m||CrossCountry, Great Western Railway|
|Exeter to Newquay||2h 42m||CrossCountry, Great Western Railway|
|Reading to Newquay||4h 44m||Great Western Railway|
There are a number of ways 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 your family, a Family & Friends 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 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 Advance train ticket. In most cases, the earlier you book Advance tickets, the cheaper these tickets will be. Advance tickets typically go on sale 12 weeks in advance, so look out for the ‘Advance 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.
You can also save money by ‘splitting’ your tickets – use our SplitSave app feature and we’ll find the cheapest combination of fares for you, where possible. Look out for the blue and white SplitSave icon when you search for tickets to Newquay on our app. Curious? Discover how split ticketing works on our SplitSave page.
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.
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 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 your 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, head to Trenance Leisure Gardens. 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.
Finally, if you’re a rail or history buff, don’t miss the historic Lappa Valley Steam Railway and fun park – there are plenty of activities to amuse your children!