Most of Cornwall’s main bus, train and ferry timetables are collected into one handy brochure (available free from bus stations and tourist offices).
The main bus operator in Cornwall is First (0845 600 1420; www.firstgroup.com). The FirstDay ticket (£6) offers unlimited travel on its bus networks for 24 hours, it’s also available in weekly (£28) and monthly (£80) versions.
Two of the smaller companies, Truronian (01872-273453; www.truronian.com) and Western Greyhound (01637-871871; www.westerngreyhound.com), also offer handy Day Rover tickets (£5). Many tourist attractions (including the Eden Project) offer discounts if you arrive by bus.
For the latest timetables, call 01872-322003 or visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/buses.
If you’re taking the train, phone National Rail Enquiries (08457 484950) for the latest timetables and fares. The main route from London passes through Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Liskeard, Truro and Camborne en route to Penzance; there are also branch lines to St Ives, Falmouth, Newquay and Looe.
The Cornish Day Ranger (£10) ticket allows one day’s travel on trains after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all weekend. There are also Branch Rover tickets valid on one of the county’s spur lines. The Cornish Railcard (£10 per year) entitles you to 33% off most train fares in Cornwall.