Newquay railway station sits opposite the town's main beach and is just a two-minute walk from the town centre. It was only in 1876 that a passenger train was introduced to the town – up until that point, horse-drawn rail carriages delivered goods and industrial equipment. Rebuilt in 1905 and enlarged throughout the 1900s, the welcoming modern station handles mostly local traffic in the off-season, plus direct trains to London Paddington in the summer months.
Newquay is at the end of the Atlantic Coast Line. Talk about saving the best until last. After trundling through the Luxulyan Valley and over Goss Moor, visitors find themselves looking out an amazing ocean view, which is the ideal way to enter one of Cornwall's most vibrant coastal towns. Newquay is the undisputed surf capital of the UK, with sandy beaches at every turn, waves that are the envy of Europe and even palm trees in the station's forecourt.
Newquay train station is mainly served by GWR trains, which connect Par to Newquay in 54m. Need more information on how to get to Newquay by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Newquay.
There are a few different beaches within easy reach of Newquay train station. The closest one is Great Western Beach – simply turn left out of the station and walk towards the sea, you'll see the beach in front of you straight away.
If you want to get to the famous Fistral Beach, you’ll need to walk for about 27 minutes 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.
Want to know when your next train from/to Newquay station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Newquay railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Newquay.
Two entrances access Newquay station: the Cliff Road entrance with a ramp and stairs and the step-free Station Parade entrance. The station courtyard has a cafe, baby-changing facilities and cycle storage, and toilets. The sole platform 1 has a canopy on the right-hand side.
Newquay train station has two car parks on either side of the building. Step-free access is available at both car parks, as well as throughout the whole station.
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Newquay station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Newquay station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Newquay.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Newquay station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Newquay station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.
There are a few different beaches within easy reach of Newquay train station. The closest one is Great Western Beach – simply turn left out of the station and walk towards the sea, you'll see the beach in front of you straight away. If you want to get to the famous Fistral Beach, you’ll need to walk for about 27 minutes from the station.