We look forward to seeing you in Padstow soon and hope that you find these instructions on how to get to Padstow helpful.

  • By Car
  • By Air
  • By Rail
  • By Bus
  • By Boat
  • Hire Cars
  • Local Taxis

By Road:

  • From the main motorway network, slip off the M5 South onto the A30 West 3 Miles past Exeter.
  • Follow the A30 Westbound for approximately 61 Miles, take the exit signposted ‘Bodmin’.
  • Proceed into Bodmin and follow signs for A389 ‘Wadebridge’.
  • Follow A389 for approximately 6.5 Miles, at roundabout take
  • After 3 Miles, turn right onto A389 ‘Padstow’.
  • After approximately 3.5 miles, turn right at T junction with B3274.
  • You will reach Padstow in approximately 2.5 miles.

Visit AA Route Planner for more detailed instructions.


You can fly to Newquay Airport (approximately 9 miles from Padstow).

Scheduled flights can be found here.

Please note that some routes may be seasonal. For more information, please visit Newquay Airport website.

Several taxi firms operate from the airport. Typical fare for the 9 mile trip to Padstow is £25. See Local Taxis. Also visit Newquay Airport's only official taxi provider Coastline Travel.

The A5 bus route connects Padstow with the airport - journey time approximately 60 minutes.

The closest mainline railway station is Bodmin Parkway .

Plymouth Citybus route 11A links Padstow to Bodmin Parkway Station - distance 14 Miles, approximate journey time of 1 hour. Use traveline whch lists all services. Taxis are also available, use "Local Taxis" tab above.

National Express Coaches service Wadebridge, from here Padstow is a short bus (Plymouth Citybus route 11A (Plymouth Citybus)) which travels from Liskeard, via Bodmin, Bodmin Parkway railway station and Wadebridge to Padstow or taxi journey. The main bus services in this area of Cornwall were provided by Western Greyhound until March 2015 when the company ceased trading. There are now a variety of operators in the area, servicing many routes both coastal and inland. There is a bus service route A5 to and from Newquay Airport. Please use traveline to find the most appropriate service for your journey. Useful links include: Plymouth Citybus and First Bus Journey Planner.

Hire cars can be rented or dropped off at Newquay Airport:

Europcar 01637 860337

Hertz 01637 860869

Rhino 0845 508 9845

Local Taxi Firms:

A2B Padstow & Harbour Taxis 01841 533333
Acorn Cabs 01841 532903
Call-a-Cab 01841 521184
Galaxy 01841 540318
K J’s Taxis 01841 521982
Padstow Cabs 01841 532384
Ocean Taxis 01208 812049
Wadebridge Taxis 01208 812725
1-2-3 Taxis 01637 851234
Ace Taxis 01637 852121
CoastlineTravel 01637 860006
Cubert Taxis 01637 830 819
Parnell's Taxi Service 01208 75000
JJ’s Taxis 01726 823337
Summercourt Travel 01726 861108 (also minibus)


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