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Getting There & Away

It's pretty easy to get to Cornwall these days, although its far westerly location means travel times from most locations in the UK are long.

The county's main airport is just outside Newquay, with links to London Gatwick and other major cities. First Kernow bus A5 (26 minutes, every two hours Monday to Saturday, three on Sunday) runs from Newquay's bus station to Padstow, stopping at the airport en route. Taxis cost £15 to £25 from the town centre. Various seasonal destinations around the UK and Europe are also offered during summer.

The main train line from London Paddington runs through the centre of the county before terminating at Penzance, stopping at major towns in between.

The major road into Cornwall, the A30, is very prone to traffic jams in summer. The A38 from Plymouth over the Tamar Bridge into Cornwall is another alternative, but it's a more circuitous route. You are only required to pay the bridge toll when leaving Cornwall.