Take the train to Newquay and discover one of the UK’s favourite seaside holiday destinations. 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.

We’re here to be your one-stop-shop for cheap train tickets, times and info about how to get to Newquay by train. 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. If you want to get straight to booking, start a search for times and tickets above, or keep reading to find out more about trains to Newquay.

How to buy cheap train tickets to Newquay

There are a few ways you can save money on train travel this summer. Some of our top tips for booking cheap train tickets to Newquay include:

Travel Off-Peak

Tickets are usually cheaper to Newquay if you travel during Off-Peak hours. This is normally outside of rush hours during Monday to Friday, and anytime during the weekend. We’ll highlight whether a journey is during Off-Peak train times as your search for tickets.

Book in advance

Train tickets to Newquay normally go on sale around 12 weeks in advance, usually at their cheapest price. If Advance train tickets aren’t on sale yet, why not sign up to our Ticket Alert tool, and we’ll email you as soon as you can buy tickets for your chosen date.

Save up to 1/3 with a Railcard

Railcards can save you to 1/3 on the price of eligible train tickets to Newquay. Costing just £30 for one year, it doesn’t take long to make your money back either. Find out if you qualify for one and buy a Railcard online with us today.

Save up to 34% with GroupSave

If you’re heading to Newquay with three to nine of your favourite pals, we’ll let you know if you qualify for GroupSave when you search. This discount allows groups that are travelling together to save up to 34% on rail fares.

Split your train tickets

Splitting your journey into several sections and buying tickets for each part can sometimes be cheaper than buying a single ticket on longer journeys. Our ticket-splitting app feature, SplitSave, does the hard part for you.

Why not check out our train deals and discounts guide to discover the latest offers from train companies you can book with us.

Popular train journeys to Newquay

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.

RouteFastest journeyTrain operator
London to Newquay4h 53mGreat Western Railway
Birmingham to Newquay5h 22mCrossCountry
Manchester to Newquay6h 59mCrossCountry
Bristol to Newquay3h 49mCrossCountry
Plymouth to Newquay1h 34mCrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Par to Newquay52mCrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Exeter to Newquay2h 42mCrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Reading to Newquay4h 44mGreat Western Railway


Getting from Newquay station to the beach

There are a few different beaches within easy reach of Newquay train station:

  • Great Western Beach. Turn left out of the station and walk towards the sea, you'll see the beach in front of you straight away.
  • Towan Beach. It's a 10-minute walk from the station, just turn left into Cliff Road, then keep walking straight ahead onto East Street. When you a turning for Trebarwith Cresent, turn right and walk across Killacourt park and you'll see the beach in front of you.
  • Fistral Beach. This famous beach is a bit further away than the other two and takes 27 minutes to walk from the station. Turn left onto Cliff Road, then take a slight right onto East Street. Take another slight right onto Bank Street and follow the road until you reach Central Square. turn right here and keep walking until you reach Newquay Golf Club. There's a path you can follow across the course to reach the beach.

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 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!

Frequently asked questions

How can I get cheap train tickets to Newquay?

It's easy to grab yourself cheap train tickets to Newquay. We’d recommend using a Railcard, buying your ticket in advance or travelling during Off-Peak hours if you can. 

Are trains running to Newquay?

Trains run frequently almost every day to Newquay, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains to Newquay.

How long does it take to get to Newquay by train?

You can view train timetables and travel times to Newquay in our Journey Planner. Newquay is well connected to major cities around the UK by train, just enter your departure station and travel date into our Journey Planner to see how long it takes.

Can I use my Railcard to save up to 1/3 on my trip to Newquay?

Yes, there are several types of Railcards you can use to save up to 1/3 on your trip to Newquay, these include:

  • Two-Together Railcard (Great for couples and friends who always travel together)
  • 16-17 Saver (You can save up to 50% with this one)
  • 16-25 Railcard (Ideal for students)
  • 26-30 Railcard (Also known as the Millennial Railcard)
  • Senior Railcard (For those aged 60 and over)
  • Friends & Family Railcard (Great for families of up to 4 adults with up to 4 kids)
  • Disabled Railcard (If travelling with another adult they can save too)

Having a Railcard means you can use it whenever you want outside of Peak times for a whole year too.

Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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