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Both St Germans and Hayle have good train services and having retained almost all its branch lines, there aren't many things that can't be done in Cornwall by train and bus .

We are fortunate to have good value off peak rail fares in Cornwall and Devon and there are also several rover type tickets available to make a car free holiday a better option for the wallet as well as the planet and the soul! The excellent Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership site lists them along with a lot of other useful information and links.


St Germans Rail Users Group produce a timetable of all trains calling at St Germans

Great Scenic Railways - The website of Cornwall and Devon Rail Partnership. A really good site for all things train travel related; from planning days out without the car to up to date information on the rail passes available.

Traveline - (0870 608 2 608) - very good public transport information service

Train timetable for Cornwall - During the Corona Virus pandemic train timetables are subject to frequent changes. We will endeavour to keep this up to date but check the GWR website listed below for the latest.

Great Western Railway - Home page of Cornwalls main train operator. Train times and fares, book tickets, live departure boards etc.

Live Departure Board - Hayle - Real time train departure information.

Live Departure Board - St Germans - Real time train departure information.

National Rail - Train times, prices and bookings. The National Rail phone app is really good and it's free from the App Store etc. You can plan journeys, get fares, track wether your train is on time and even set an alarm so that you don't miss your stop. Living where we do we can vouch for this last feature being useful as we have had to help out several bleary eyed travellers over the years!

The Train Line - another good place to find the best trains for your journey.

The Man in Seat 61 - No holiday planning would be complete without losing an hour or ten on this site. Mark Smith is a genius on the subject of up to date travel information - is there nothing this man does not know? If in doubt, refer to this site!


Plymouth Citybus run buses through St Germans.

First Bus provide bus services throughout Cornwall.

Traveline for up to date bus information.

Ferry operators

Calstock Ferry (01822 833331) - Linking the Tamar Valley branch line with other places on the river.

Isles of Scilly Travel (0845 710 5555) - Mainland to the IOS by sea and air.

Fal River (01326 741 194)- ferries linking Truro with Falmouth, St.Mawes & Trelissick.

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