Trains - information and advice

Information on rail travel and tickets is available from the Cornwall Public Transport website.

To see live arrival and departure boards for any rail station, visit National Rail Live info and type in the name of the station.

Great Western Railway

Main line services from Penzance to Plymouth and on to London Paddington, and all branch line services in Cornwall.

Contact GWR
Website: Great Western Railway

Cross Country Trains

Main line services from Penzance and Plymouth to the Midlands, the North and Scotland.

Contact Cross County Trains
Website: Cross Country Trains


  • Penzance*
  • St Erth* (for St Ives)
  • Hayle
  • Camborne*
  • Redruth*
  • Truro* (for Falmouth)
  • St Austell*
  • Par* (for Newquay)
  • Lostwithiel
  • Bodmin Parkway*
  • Liskeard* (for Looe)
  • Menheniot
  • St Germans
  • Saltash


  • Great Western Railway
  • Cross Country Trains


Monday to Saturday: approximately hourly during the day with three evening journeys.
Sunday: approximately hourly.
*Station staffed at least part-time

For further information on rail travel and station opening times, please see the National Rail Enquiries website.

All operated by Great Western Railway. There are no staff at any branch line stations except Newquay, which is only staffed during the peak Summer season.

Liskeard to Looe 'The Looe Valley Line' stations:

  • Coombe Junction Halt
  • St Keyne Wishing Well High
  • Causeland
  • Sandplace
  • Looe

Par to Newquay 'The Atlantic Coast Line' stations:

  • Luxulyan
  • Bugle
  • Roche
  • St Columb Road
  • Quintrell Downs
  • Newquay

Plymouth to Gunnislake 'The Tamar Valley Line' stations:

  • Devonport
  • Dockyard
  • Keyham
  • St Budeaux (Victoria Road)
  • Bere Ferrers
  • Bere Alston
  • Calstock
  • Gunnislake

St Erth to St Ives 'The St Ives Bay Line' stations:

  • Lelant Saltings
  • Lelant
  • Carbis Bay
  • St Ives

Truro to Falmouth 'The Maritime Line' stations:

  • Perranwell
  • Penryn
  • Penmere
  • Falmouth Town
  • Falmouth Docks

Train services run on all branchlines, Monday to Saturday, but not all branchlines have a Sunday service. Please check with National Rail Live info

For further information rail travel and tickets visit Cornwall Public Transport website.

For information on rail branch lines in Devon and Cornwall visit Great Scenic Railways of Devon and Cornwall.

National Rail Enquiries - This service offers impartial information on train times and fares for any part of the country.

To see live arrival and departure boards for any rail station, visit National Rail Live info and type in the name of the station.

To see live arrival and departure boards for any rail station, visit National Rail Live info and type in the name of the station.

For railway enquiries visit Network Rail  (not train times)

Devon and Cornwall Railcard

A Devon and Cornwall Railcard gives residents of Devon and Cornwall one third off most rail fares across Devon and Cornwall.  The Railcard costs £10 and is valid for 12 months.

For more information on the Devon and Cornwall Railcard.


Unlimited travel on most bus and all train services

The Ride Cornwall ticket is a one-day rover ticket that gives the holder a day's unlimited travel on all rail and most bus services within Cornwall and between Cornwall and Plymouth, after 9am Monday-Friday and at any time on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Tickets cost £10 (adult), £7.50 (child) and £20 (up to 5 people but no more than 2 adults). For more information view the First Group Ride Cornwall.

A simple bus add-on to a rail ticket giving unlimited travel on most buses at either or both ends of the rail journey. With prices starting form £1.50, a PLUSBUS ticket is cheaper than buying tickets for each separate leg of the journey and can be bought in advance. For more information pick up a PLUSBUS leaflet at any staffed train station, or visit the PLUSBUS website.

All train companies in Cornwall can carry bicycles, but only on certain types of train. You should always check with the train operator before travelling.

Cycle storage is currently available at stations in Truro, Penzance, St Austell, Newquay, Camborne, Redruth, Bodmin Parkway, Liskeard, Looe and Saltash. 

For help and advice on issues that affect your journey, please visit
Transport Focus.

This independent heritage railway runs from Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin General and on to Boscarne Junction. Trains run from March to December, daily from May to September.

If travelling by train to the Bodmin and Wenford Railway there is an inclusive ticketing arrangement to allow passengers to travel to, and on the railway, from any mainline station in Cornwall and Plymouth

For more information visit Bodmin and Wenford Railway.