Resources for Coming To Visit Me in Falmouth

With everything going on, thought I would share some resources for coming to visit.

Here are the resources, at your fingertips, for where to stay, how to book, how to get here and who else is coming from the same direction to team up and have a memorable journey down to Cornwall and back.

Travel
Rail – London Paddington to Falmouth via Truro. The train that gets you to Falmouth (Docks, Town and Penmere Stations within walking distance or £4.20 cab ride – numbers below) is Great Western Railway. Significant stops on the way include Reading with a connection to South West Trains, which run to Gatwick Airport.

Rail – Guildford Surrey to Falmouth via Truro. If you are coming from Surrey, the train journey can be booked via GWR and the train goes from Guildford, change at Reading then down to Cornwall. 

AirBritish Airways now fly from Heathrow to Newquay Airport. Newquay is approx £50 taxi ride (see cab firms below) and ideal to share with others travelling. I will connect those travelling from the same place via RSPV.  Cheapflights provide various options and pricing.

Right now, flights for that weekend are in the £20-£30 region

Bus – National Express do coaches to Falmouth.

BusMegabus do trips to Falmouth. Bookings available up to 12 November right now.

Carshare – I have friends driving down from South East, London and Nottingham. If you would like to share petrol, please get in touch and say so ASAP.  There is also the Pasty Connection App to request and offer lifts if you prefer.

Combination travel – today, you can fly down by plane, share a taxi to Falmouth and go back by carshare or bus or vice versa. I will create a WhatsApp Group of everyone coming so travel arrangements or even accommodation shares can be arranged.

Accommodation

Self – Catering via Airbnb is ideal for off-season accommodation in Falmouth. See below for screengrab for a search for 11th – 14th December. One of the most beautiful, central buildings in Falmouth for 4 people for £99 a month. If you RSVP quickly and are happy to share with others, Falmouth is full of off-season luxury accommodation on AirBnB.

Families – I recommend finding a self-catering.

A search for that weekend brings up excellent options for those sharing.

Or staying in one of Falmouth’s best hotels.

For that weekend, all Falmouths top hotels have rooms for 2 people at around £100 a night with breakfast.

Bed and Breakfasts

It looks as if smaller properties are not opening until April 2021. Therefore, laterooms for Falmouth’s big hotels or AirBnB for self-catering are best options.

Children – are welcome

Bring your family dog(s) if accommodation allows (four-legged, not scaled or winged please) are welcome

Or – just an idea – you could rent a camper van to drive down, stay in and go home.  Camptoo rent camper vans from private owners.