Travelling from Manchester to Newquay by train
The train from Manchester to Newquay is typically split up into three different journeys. Manchester to Exeter St David’s, Exeter to Par, and finally Par to Newquay. This route is served by CrossCountry to Exeter St David’s, followed by two Great Western Railway trains from there. CrossCountry trains all come with a First Class option. There's a buffet car on most trains, if not, then a buffet cart will provide an at-seat service. Most CrossCountry trains on this route come with a Quiet Coach and there's free WiFi in First Class (passengers in Standard must pay a small fee for the service). For more information about Great Western Railway local train services, visit our GWR page.
Manchester to Newquay Route Information
Manchester to Newquay by train takes you through some of the most scenic areas of the West Midlands, culminating in a trip through the Cotswolds before you reach Bristol. Once you leave Bristol, you'll enjoy a trip through Somerset's farmland, before entering Devon and reaching Exeter St David’s. You’ll leave Exeter and immediately ride along one of the most iconic parts of the UK rail system, the Dawlish Sea Wall. For over 10 miles you ride along the absolute edge of the Devonshire coast, with nothing but sea in front of you. Make sure to find a seat on the left in order to take in the amazing views. After your final change at Par, it’s time to cross over to the north of Cornwall and head to Newquay. You’ll see the very edge of the Bristol Channel as you pull into the station, and the invigorating sea breeze will greet you as soon as you step off the train.
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.
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