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.
run scenic boat trips from Falmouth to Trelissick Gardens from May to September.
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.
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.
Jose at St Mawes Private Hire on 07748 700528
Santi at Castle Cars, St Mawes on 07581 721881
Travelling to St Mawes and the Roseland
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 https://www.thetrainline.com/
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 www.travelineSW.com
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.
Our nearest airport is Newquay. For information on available flights visit www.newquaycornwallairport.com
. Alternative regional airports are Exeter
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 can be booked from the Newquay Airport or in Truro and Penzance.