Travel Information

Getting to Falmouth is simple

Sailing in Cornwall

There's so much to do, see and explore in Cornwall.

With the longest stretch of coastline in Britain, you will discover quaint fishing villages, beautiul hidden coves, spectacular beaches, dramatic cliffs and coastlines, plus beautiful moorland and countryside. Use our travel guides to find your way here...

By Road

It takes less than five hours to get from London to Falmouth School of Sailing by either train or car. Drive along the M4 motorway from London, or M6 from Manchester, and then the M5 to Exeter and finally either the A30, that is mostly dual carriageway, or the A38 through Plymouth and Saltash into South East Cornwall. Due to the high volume of traffic on Cornwall's roads during the summer months the main A30 route before Bodmin can become congested especially at weekends. Travelling overnight or outside peak rush hours is recommended to avoid long delays.

To plan your journey use Google Maps or AA Route Planner or a more detailed travel plan with timings and mileage.

By Rail

Contact National Rail Enquiries for train times and fare information on 08457 484950

High speed First Great Western train services run frequently from London Paddington station including the Night Riviera Sleeper Service to Penzance where customers are welcome to remain on board until 7.00am

There are also direct trains daily from Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bath and Bristol to Cornwall and its branch lines

By Air

By offering year round, frequent flights to cities like Manchester and London, it means Cornwall can stay connected to major airport hubs making both European and long haul flight connections effortless.

There are a number of airlines that offer flights either to Newquay or to nearby Exeter, please visit the following airline websites to find out more:


Fly to and from Manchester, Bmibaby regulary offer flights on Monday and Friday during the summer months. Please visit to find out more


Fly to and from Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast, Glasgow, London and many more. Flybe regulary offer flights throughout the week. Please visit to find out more


Fly to and from Dusseldorf, Germany once a week. Please visit to find out more.


Fly to and from Cardiff and the Isles of Scilly. Please visit to find out more.