| Falmouth provides an ideal base from which to explore the nearby
towns and villages and indeed the county of Cornwall.
Sightseeing in the Falmouth area could not be easier - climb aboard
one of the many pleasure boats and passenger ferries which ply the
local waters to St. Mawes, Flushing, Smugglers Cottage at Tolverne,
Truro and the Helford Passage.
For those who like terra firma an open top bus travels continuously
in season linking the town, beaches and castle.
Getting to Falmouth
From the M5 at Exeter take either the A38 via Plymouth or the A30
over Bodmin Moor. Join the A390 from Plymouth and where signposted
for both routes join the A39. Follow signs to Truro and remain on
the A39 to Falmouth.
Daily services from London and Scotland to Penzance. Passengers
for Falmouth should change at Truro taking the branch line to Falmouth.
Further information can be obtained from National Rail Enquiry Line
0845 7484950 or Newell's Travel, Killigrew Street 01326 315066.
First Devon & Cornwall 0870 6082608 and Truronian 01872 273453
operate local bus services from The Moor where timetables are available
or enquire at the Tourist Information Centre 01326 312300.
National Express operates a daily service from London's Victoria
Coach Station to Falmouth. Telephone 08705 808080 or www.nationalexpress.com
for bookings and timetables. For daily excursions (May to September)
and local travel contact the Tourist Information Centre 01326 312300.
Air Southwest 01637 860600, operate a circular route from London
(Gatwick) -Newquay -London.
Ryan Air 0871 2460000, run a daily flight from London, Stansted
to Newquay Airport.
By Cruise Ship !
The reclamation of land around Falmouth Docks has enabled an international
cruise liner terminal to be created, with 38 cruise ships scheduled
to visit the town next year.
Alanco: 01326 250394
Falmouth Garages: 01326 377246
Central Car Hire: 01326 317070
Eurodrive: 01326 373575
Europcar: 01326 315204
UKCarRental: 0870 9000533
St Mawes Passenger Ferry 01326 313201
St Mawes/Place Ferry 01326 377745
Flushing Passenger Ferry. 07974 799773
Enterprise Boats (Falmouth- Truro Link) 01326 313234
Newman's Cruises -Cornish Belle 01872 580309
Falmouth - Smugglers Cottage
King Harry Car Ferry 01872862312
(Feock - Roseland)
K&SCruises 01326 211056
(Helford River and River Fal)
Falmouth Pleasure Cruises Ltd 01326 211446
Falmouth Park & Float 01872 861910
(Fast Water Taxi 1000 to 0100- 7 days per week)
OrcaSeaFaris 07970 242258
(Whale, Dolphin & Marine Wildlife trips)
(Adrenalin & Coastal RIB rides)
Blue Badge Official Tours 01326214928
Falmouth Shopmobility 01326 212733
Park and Ride/Float Scheme at Ponsharden
A park and ride scheme operates from June to September from Ponsharden
(adjacent to Falmouth Yacht Marina on the A39 approach road to Falmouth).
Park in the 480 space car park and catch a restored classic wooden
boat to the Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth's town centre or onto
Discovery Quay where the National Maritime Museum is sited. Alternatively,
catch a bus, from Ponsharden into Falmouth town centre. Visitors
to the Maritime Museum using Ponsharden Park and Float, will receive
a discounted museum entry ticket. Call 01326 319417 or 01872 861910
for more details. Ponsharden - wash away the stress of parking and
arrive in Falmouth in style!
Fal River Links
Park at Ponsharden (adjacent to Falmouth Yacht marina on the A39
approach road to Falmouth) for the start of the Fal River Links
experience. Enjoy days out on the water thanks to independent operators
working together. Hop on and off boats, ferries and high speed or
simply arrange wildlife and fishing trips
the choice is yours!
Call 01872 863132 for more details or see their website: Fal
St Mawes Ferry Company
From rugged cliffs and sandy beaches to the unspoilt beauty of
the Roseland peninsula, St Mawes Ferry Company can take you on an
inspiring trip to the picturesque fishing harbour of St. Mawes.
Departs from the Prince of Wales Pier daily, with extended evening
service in the summer.
Call 01872 861910 for times and prices.