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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 few different beaches within easy reach of Newquay train station:
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!
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.
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.
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.
Yes, there are several types of Railcards you can use to save up to 1/3 on your trip to Newquay, these include:
Having a Railcard means you can use it whenever you want outside of Peak times for a whole year too.