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Public Transport

Details of transport and hire services around the Fowey Estuary.
Includes details for travelling to and from the area using public transport.
Please check details of services with the operators before you travel.
For boat and cycle hire please visit our Leisure Activities page.
For ideas on getting around without your car, visit Green Days Out

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Ferry Services, Train Travel, Air Travel, Taxi's or Car Hire.

Bus Services
National Express
National Express offers scheduled coach services to and from Cornwall.
For Fowey, Golant, Tywardreath and Par the nearest stops are St Blazey, St Blazey Gate and St Austell. First Kernow No 24/25 operates a regular service to connect with stops at St Blazey and St Austell. For Polruan, Lanteglos, Bodinnick, Lerryn and Lostwithiel the nearest stops are East Taphouse and Lostwithiel, from these stops you may need to use a taxi - see below.

First Kernow
Operates services between Fowey, Par, St Austell and Mevagissey. Service No. 24/25. From St Austell Bus Station connecting buses operate to other locations in Cornwall. Last bus leaves Fowey at 22.02. For more information visit www.travelinesw.com   

Fowey Town Bus
A regular service serving the town which can take you to and from outside the church to the Main car park, as well as most other locations on request. Summer service runs daily between 1000hrs and 1800hrs (1300 to 1700hrs on Sundays) from Easter to the end of October. There is a reduced service during the winter. National Bus Passes are not accepted on this service. For further information call Julie Yeo on +44(0)1726 816961/+44(0)7703 292531

Polruan Bus Service 481 - The Coast Path Connection
A service between Polruan, Polperro and Looe.
The service operates Monday to Friday except public holidays.
Limited service on a Wednesday
For more information phone: +44(0)1726 861108

Roselyn Coaches
Operates weekly trips to Plymouth, Truro and Trago Mills.
For more information phone: +44(0)1726 813737.
www.roselyncoaches.co.uk

Ferry Services
Continental Ferry Service

Brittany Ferries run regular services from Plymouth to Roscoff and Santander.
For reservations phone: +44(0)8705 360360.

Fowey to Polruan Passenger and Cycle Ferry
Summer service runs 1st May - 30th September from Whitehouse Slip until late afternoon Through the evening the service operates from Town Quay until 2300hrs.
Continuous service from 0715hrs Monday - Saturday and 0900hrs on Sunday.
Please check notice board for further information during August.
Winter service runs 1st October - 30th April leaving Town Quay.
Monday - Saturday 0715hrs until 1900hrs continuous service.
Sundays 1000hrs until 1700hrs continuous service.
All ferry services are subject to weather conditions.
The operator reserves the right to alter the service without prior notice.
For more information visit www.ctomsandson.co.uk or telephone: +44(0)1726 870232.

Fowey to Bodinnick Vehicle Ferry
Summer service operates 1st April - 31st October.
Service starts 0700hrs Monday - Saturday and 0800hrs on Sunday.
During early April service finishes at 1900hrs.
From mid April to mid June service gradually finishes later until it reaches 2045hrs.
From mid June to early September the service runs until 2045hrs.
Throughout September the service will gradually finish earlier until it reaches 1900hrs.
Please check the boards by the slipway or notices on the ferry for current finishing time.
A passenger service operates on some summer evenings, see the ferry men for details. 
Winter service operates 1st November - 31st March.
Service starts 0700hrs Monday - Friday, 0800hrs on Saturday and 0900hrs on Sunday.
Throughout the winter the service finishes at 1900hrs.
All ferry services are subject to weather conditions.
The operator reserves the right to alter the service without prior notice.
For more information visit www.ctomsandson.co.uk or telephone: +44(0)1726 870232.

Fowey to Mevagissey Passenger Ferry
A timetabled summer service (early May - early Oct) between Fowey, leaving Whitehouse Slip, and Mevagissey. Journey time is around 40 minutes, please see leaflet or notice board for sailings.
An alternative route to The Lost Gardens of Heligan, finishing the journey by foot or taxi. This service is dependent on weather conditions.
The operator reserves the right to alter the service without prior notice.
For more information phone: 07977 203394 (on board phone)
www.mevagissey-ferries.co.uk.  

Train Services
First Great Western, Crosscountry & Wessex Trains operate between mainline stations in Cornwall and much of the country, including express services to London Paddington, Birmingham and Edinburgh.
For Fowey, Golant, Tywardreath and Par the nearest stations are Par and St Austell. First Kernow No 24 run a regular service to near these stops. For Polruan, Lanteglos, Bodinnick, Lerryn and Lostwithiel the nearest stations are Liskeard, Bodmin Parkway and Lostwithiel, from these stops you may need to use a taxi - see below.
Local services also operate to main line stations throughout Cornwall from Lostwithiel, Par and St Austell. Branch line services operate to Newquay from Par, Looe from Liskeard, Falmouth from Truro and St Ives from St Erth.

Air Travel 
Newquay Airport (approximately 30 miles from Fowey) is the nearest airport.
For flights to and from Gatwick, Stanstead and others. Tel: +44(0)1637 860551.
Exeter International Airport (approximately 85 miles from Fowey).
Flights to and from several major European destinations. Tel: +44(0)1392 367433.

Taxi Services
The following firms operate a service to and from Fowey:
Coastal Cars of Fowey. Tel: +44(0)1726 832372.
Yeo's Taxis. Tel: +44(0)1726 814095.
White River Cars. Tel: +44(0)1726 810980 /07968259466.                                                          South Coast Private Hire Tel: +44(0)1726 814892

The following firms operate a service on the Polruan / Polperro side of the river:
Polruan Taxi. Tel: 07870 280114. Advance bookings only.
Killigarth Taxi Service. Tel: +44(0)1503 272818.
Looe Taxis. Tel: +44(0)1503 262405

Water Taxi
Operates a ship to shore service for boat users from Easter until 31st October.
Service runs between 0800hrs and 2300hrs, reduced hours may apply out of peak times.
This service is operated weather permitting.
VHF channel 6. Tel: +44(0)7774 906703.

Car Hire
Blackbird Car Hire, Bodmin. Tel:+44(0)7855 238392
Beech Motors,St Austell. Tel: +44(0)1726 74743.
Croftlea Carhire,Newquay. Tel: +44(0)1637 874449
Hertz, Newquay Airport. Tel: +44(0)1637 860869 or Truro Station. Tel: +44(0)1872 270238
Rhino Car Hire - Depots at Newquay Airport, Plymouth, Falmouth and Truro
Tel: +44(0)845 5089845

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