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The Saints Way

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Getting to and from your The Saints Way Cornish Walking Holiday

If you ask us for a quote we will include public transport or parking information to suit your walking holiday and for those booking we can advise and assist in helping you to work out and book the best travel options for your Saints Way Walking Holiday.

Saints Way Holidays arriving by train Arriving at Padstow Train -  Fast, comfortable and direct trains run from London Paddington to Bodmin Parkway Station which is the nearest stop for Padstow. Time from London is around 4 hours shorter journey times from Bristol, Bath and Exeter.  Direct trains from the Midlands, the North and Scotland run to Plymouth where you change for the Bodmin Parkway train 1/2 hour.

From the station at Bodmin Parkway connecting buses run very reguarly to Padstow taking one hour or we can advise / arrange a private transfer for you.

Departing from Fowey by Train

Regular buses run all day from Fowey to Par Station (20 mins) and St Austell Station (40 mins). All fast trains stop at St Austell which has the most options for London, the Midlands and the North. Again we can arrange a private transfer to either station if you prefer.

You can check tickets and times at www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk the train service operators or just ask us to help !

Saints Way Holidays Cornwall parking optionsLong Stay Parking Available at both ends of the walk in the Council run car parks - we provide full details with itineraries on how to find and pay for parking.

Getting back to your car.  This takes 2.5 hours by public transport. Bus (or taxi) to Par Station from Fowey, train to Bodmin Parkway (15 mins) and then regular bus back to Padstow. We can help assist with times and options.

If you prefer or are in a hurry a door to door private transfer takes around 1 hour which we can arrange for you

Travel to The Saints Way Walk in Cornwal from overseasArriving from Overseas - Those arriving from overseas will usually arrive in the UK at London Gatwick or London Heathrow airport from where you can catch trains to the trail from the airport. (see the train information above). Those arriving at London Heathrow will usually take a 1/2 hour underground train / overland train service into London Paddington to catch the fast inter city trains to Devon and Cornwall.

Internal Flights - There is also a regional airport at Newquay 1/2 hour from Padstow,  which has direct flights from London airports taking one hour.  Get in touch for information about getting to and from the airport but this is linked by bus or a short transfer to Padstow and you can return to Newquay Airport from Fowey on public transport by bus and train. Again we can advise on times and private transfer options.

Regional airports at Bristol and Exeter may also be of use but you will need to take onward train travel as above to Bodmin Parkway and back from Par. If arriving in London its generally quicker to take the train the whole way than to use Bristol or Exeter for this walk.

Public Transport for The Saints Way footpath bus and trainCoach -  National Express Coaches run from London and Plymouth to Bodmin and there are connecting coaches from all ove the UK. From Bodmin you can take the one hour bus to Padstow. You can return on a National Express Coach from Par and St Austell - around 1/2 hour away by bus from Fowey.  Coach travel is the cheapest way of arriving if you have the time and patience (but generally the service is much slower and less comfortable than the trains).

Contact us for for further travel advice and options to fit your particular itinerary and dates.


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