Travel on the Roseland Peninsula

Getting around is easy – whether it’s on the award-winning Fal River Links network or in your own private care, 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.

Enterprise Boats run scenic boat trips to Trelissick Garden, Smuggler’s Cottage, Malpas and Truro 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 3rdOctober. 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, on which you can plan your own day out including walk, fishing trips, cruises and so on.

St Mawes Mini Cruises and Water Taxi is an alternative way to see the sights or for a late lift home from Falmouth in an eight passenger RIB (rigid inflatable boat).
Ring 07971 846786 to book.

Petra River Cruises – A peaceful cruise in tranquil creeks surrounded by verdant woodlands and a wide range of waterside wild life.
Available Fri / Sat/ Sun in June and July/ every day in August.

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!

Travelling to St Mawes & The Roseland

By Train

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

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

By Air

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

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 nearby airports or in Truro and Penzance with Rhino Car Hire.

The information below is for travel to Truro. If you are travelling by public transport, Bus 50 serves Tregony, Portscatho, St Just and St Mawes. During the summer months a regular passenger service runs to St Mawes.