Transport information for visiting and getting to Newquay surfing, (fistral surf school) and Gower surf school near Swansea
For your visit to Swansea see section 1) for visting Newquay see section 2) for information on how to book learn to surf lesson at the two surf schools click here.
1) Visit Swansea Bay and Gower Surf School
The nearest train station is located in High Street which is within walking distance of the city centre. Swansea is well served by high speed First Great Western trains from London and frequent Arriva Wales trains run from west Wales, the Marches, the Midlands and the south-west.
Traveline enquiries – 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.traveline-cymru.info
Coach and bus information
If you prefer to take a coach, First operates a frequent shuttle coach service from Cardiff to Swansea. The service runs hourly off-peak and half-hourly at peak times. There are frequent National Express coaches to Swansea too, from all other principal towns in south and west Wales.
For bus routes in and around Swansea, contact Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 22 33
National Express Coaches – 08705 808080 or www.nationalexpress.com
First Coaches – www.firstgroup.com
General Traveline bus enquiries – 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.traveline-cymru.info
The nearest international airport is Cardiff International Airport – ring 01446 711111 or visit www.cardiffairportonline.com
The M4 runs directly to Swansea from west Wales, south-east Wales and London. The A465 Heads of the Valleys road connects with the M4 which offers a number of major dual carriageway connections straight to the heart of the city. The A465 also connects to the M50 and M5 making Swansea within an easy few hours drive of the West Midlands.
If you prefer not to drive, First operates a frequent shuttle coach service from Cardiff to Swansea. The service runs hourly off-peak and half-hourly at peak times. There are frequent buses to Swansea too, from all other principal towns in south and west Wales.
Traveline Cymru – 0871 200 2233
National Express Coaches – 08705 808080
2) Visit Newquay and surf school Fistral
There are through intercity rail services to Newquay on Saturdays and Sundays from May to September, and every day during July and August. At other times you will need to change trains on the way. Please check this when booking your ticket. For train times to Cornwall and fares information contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit their website, trains to newquay for surfing
First Great Western provide high speed services from London Paddington, South Wales and the Cotswolds to Cornwall, including a Sleeper service from London Paddington. First Great Western operate services on the branch lines in Cornwall, including the Par to Newquay line.
First Great Western have improved the co-ordination of their rail and bus links at stations. For details telephone 08457 48 49 50.
Cornwall by Air
There are now many airlines offering flights direct to Newquay Cornwall from around the country. There are flights from Bristol, Dublin, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, Manchester, Cardiff, Cork, Glasgow and Newcastle. Click here for info Newquay airport
The distance between Newquay Cornwall Airport and Newquay Town Centre is about 6 miles, and takes approximately 15 minutes by car. Expect to pay about £12 – £15 by taxi, 7am – 11pm. An hourly bus service also run from the Airport into Newquay town.
PLEASE NOTE: An airport development fee of £5 per departing passenger was introduced from October 2005 to help secure the future of Newquay Cornwall Airport. This follows similar initiatives taken by other airports around the world, including Knock and Kerry airports in Ireland. For ease of administration the Airport Development Fee will be collected at the airport. Children under the age of sixteen will be exempt.
Car hire is available at Newquay Cornwall Airport through Europcar and Hertz or Cornwall Classic Car Hire who will meet you at the terminal.
Newquay by Coach
National Express serves Cornwall and Newquay from destinations throughout Britain. Express coaches go direct to Newquay from London Victoria and Heathrow Airport runs up to six times a day. Connecting services to Cornwall are available from Bristol, Birmingham and London. All seats can be reserved. National Express travel tickets and credit/debit card bookings, call 0870 580 8080 or the National Express website
Locally, an extensive network of bus services is run by a number of operators in Cornwall. Timetable information is available from First Western National (01209) 719988 and Truronian Travel on (01872) 273453 for West Cornwall. And First Western National (01208) 79898 and Western Greyhound (01637) 871871 for Newquay, Mid and North Cornwall.
Public transport information for Cornwall can be obtained from the Passenger Transport Unit of Cornwall County Council. For a copy of the All Cornwall Transport Guide call +44 (0) 1872 322003
By car (try to car pool)
The M4, M5 and M6 motorways have made travel to Cornwall simple and straightforward, while within Cornwall itself, the final work to dual the A30 at Goss Moor opened on the 11th July and now provides a fast direct route right through the county. Join the M5 which you then follow to Exeter, after which you take the A30 into Cornwall, and follow the signs for Newquay after the Innis Downs roundabout.