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Boat

Enterprise Boats runs a regular daily ferry service down the Fal River to Falmouth and St Mawes.

King Harry Ferry At the end of the road from Playing Place to Trelissick Gardens, this old-fashioned chain ferry chugs several times an hour across the Fal River to the Roseland Peninsula. It cuts off a road trip of around 14 miles from Truro, but it's quite a pricey journey, all things considered. If the ferry's already left, you have to queue up the hill until it chugs back the other way. It's not a long wait, usually only around 15 to 20 minutes.

Bus

Truro's bus station is beside Lemon Quay.

Falmouth (£5.40, half-hourly Monday to Saturday, hourly Sunday) The U1 bus runs via Penryn.

St Ives (£5.40, 1½ hours, hourly Monday to Saturday) Bus 14/14A.

Penzance (£5.40, half-hourly Monday to Saturday, hourly Sunday) Bus 18.

Train

Truro is on the main London Paddington–Penzance line and the branch line to Falmouth.

Bristol £49, 3½ hours

Exeter £19.60, 2¼ hours

Falmouth £4.40, 30 minutes

London Paddington £91.10, 4½ hours

Penzance £11, 30 minutes