Travel on the Roseland Peninsula

Getting around is easy – whether it’s on the Fal River ferry network, by bus, in your own private car or on foot; you’ll find all the details below.

Car Free Travel

Why not leave the car behind, if only for a day? There are other ways of getting around the area, giving you time to enjoy the scenery whilst causing less damage to the environment. You can plan some wonderful combinations of walks, boat trips and public transport.

Ferries and River Trips

The St Mawes Ferry provides a regular pedestrian ferry link from St Mawes to Falmouth year round.

The King Harry Ferry is a chain ferry connecting St Mawes and the Roseland with Truro and Falmouth.

Enterprise Boats run scenic boat trips from Falmouth to Trelissick Gardens from May to September.

Place Ferry is a small seasonal passenger ferry which offers a regular service throughout the day between St Mawes and Place from Good Friday to 3rd October. It allows visitors to explore the beautiful St Anthony Head and enjoy circular walks in the area.

The Fal River Links website has information and timetables for travelling by ferry, bus and rail. There is also a list of itineraries which incorporate some of Cornwall’s most prominent visitor attractions such as the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Trelissick Gardens, and St. Mawes Castle. It also gives you a list of activities, with which you can plan your own day out, including walks, fishing trips, cruises and so on.

Bus Services

Go to Cornwall Public Transport information where you will be able to print off individual timetables and maps, check amendments to services, find out about bus and rail tickets and much more! Or call in and see us – we have timetables available.


Santi at Castle Cars, St Mawes on 07581 721881 

Travelling to St Mawes and the Roseland

By Train

Direct services from London Paddington, South Wales and Scotland to Truro and St Austell, including a sleeper service from London Paddington. National Rail Enquiries offers information on nationwide train times and fares. Visit the website

By Coach

National Express offer scheduled coach services to Truro from locations across the United Kingdom.

All Public Transport

For detailed door-to-door directions by public transport to any location on the Roseland, go to

If you are coming to Truro by train, Bus 50 serves Tregony, Portscatho, St Just and St Mawes. Be aware that the service currently runs every 2 hours and does not run late into the evening. If arriving in Truro by train you will need to take an additional 5 minute bus ride from the railway station down to the bus station from where the 50 departs. Alternatively travel on to Falmouth by train and then take the ferry across to St Mawes. Again be aware that there are no evening ferry services and you will need to take a bus or taxi from the railway station to the quay for the ferries.

By Air

Our nearest airport is Newquay. For information on available flights visit Alternative regional airports are Exeter and Bristol.

By Car

The easiest route to Cornwall is to join the M5 to Exeter. Then take either the A30 over Bodmin Moor or the A38 via Plymouth. For help planning your route use the AA route planner for a tailor made travel plan.

Car Hire

Car hire can be booked from the Newquay Airport or in Truro and Penzance.

General Information

Roseland Local

Petrol and Groceries

We work with local suppliers to bring you all the best that Cornwall has to offer.

Garage Services 

Roseland Local offers all your essential car services, including MOTs, engine diagnostics, maintenance and servicing. With over 60 years serving the local community, you know your vehicle is in safe hands. Talk to our team today about how we can keep your car safe, legal and in full working order – call us on 01872 530304 to book your MOT or service, or to discuss any car problems we can help with.
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Roseland Plant Centre

For all your gardening needs and for fishing tackle and bait visit Roseland Plant Centre (on the main road at Ruan High Lanes). Click here for further information.

Roseland Storage

Secure, undercover domestic, commercial and motor storage. ideal for boats and caravans.
Click here for further information.

Car Parks in St Mawes

There is a LONG STAY car park behind the Rising Sun in St Mawes.
Please click here for charges.
Debit/credit card payments are accepted at both parking meters.
Camper vans are welcome to park in the carpark; if parking over two spaces due to the size of the vehicle please pay for two spaces and display two tickets.
NOTE: sleeping overnight in campervans IS NOT permitted.
Parking of any vehicles other than coaches in the coach parking bays IS NOT permitted.

Quay Car Park

There is a short stay car park in the centre of St Mawes on the quay.

If you are a blue badge holder with Nil and Disabled vehicle taxation and are planning a visit to Cornwall, you can find out more information here.

Useful Numbers



Numbers to call for health queries.

Royal Cornwall Hospital  01872 250000

NHS Direct (Health advice and information service/GP out of hours) 111

NHS Emergency Dental 111




Numbers for local pharmacies in the area.

St Mawes Pharmacy 01326 270296 

Day Lewis Pharmacy Falmouth 01326 312074 

Reeds Pharmacy, Truro 01872 272106



Marine enquiries

Click on the links below

Falmouth Harbour 

St Mawes Harbour 

Truro Harbour 

Falmouth Coastguard 01326 317575




Click on the links below.

National Rail Enquiries