Travelling from Birmingham to Newquay by train
There are no direct trains from Birmingham New Street to Newquay but you have two options: the first option requires one change in Par and the second option requires two changes, one at Exeter St. David's and one again in Par.
The first option, with a single change in Par, is operated by CrossCountry for the first leg and by Great Western Railway for the second leg.
The second option is operated by the same companies: CrossCountry from Birmingham New Street to Exeter St David’s and then by Great Western Railway for the last two legs.
CrossCountry trains all come with a First Class option. There's a buffet car on most of their trains, if not, then there will be a buffet cart providing at-seat service. Most CrossCountry trains on this route feature a Quiet Coach and there's free WiFi if you travel in First Class (WiFi can be purchased for a small fee if you're seated in Standard).
For more information, please visit our Great Western Railway page.
Route information from Birmingham to Newquay
The Birmingham New Street to Newquay train route takes you on a scenic tour of Worcestershire, culminating in a relaxing journey through the Cotswolds and on to Bristol. Once you leave Bristol you'll pass through Somerset (famed for its farmland) before entering Devon and reaching Exeter St David’s. You’ll leave Exeter and immediately ride along one of the most scenic and iconic parts of the UK rail network; The Dawlish Seawall. For over 10 miles you'll ride along the absolute edge of the Devon coast, with nothing but sea in front of you. Make sure to find a seat on the left to make the most of the amazing views.
After your change at Par, it’s time to cross over to North Cornwall and be ready for Newquay. You’ll see the very edge of the Bristol Channel as you pull into the station, and as soon as you step off, you’ll immediately get a smell of that famous sea breeze.
Things to do in Newquay
Famed for its incredible surfing opportunities, we highly recommend you take to the waves when in Newquay. Alternatively, you can check out the Blue Reef Aquarium or Newquay Zoo - both great ways to entertain the kids over a long weekend.
Find journey information for Newquay to Birmingham New Street