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How to find us

Early nineteenth century visitors would travel to the First and Last Inn before making the final stage of the journey to Penn-an-Wlas (Land’s End in Cornish) on horseback or foot along the narrow lanes.

Fortunately nowadays there are many more modes of transport to reach the westernmost point of Cornwall.

Car

Drive along the M4 motorway from London or the M6 motorway from Manchester, and join the M5 motorway to travel into Exeter and join the A30 to journey into Cornwall.

Alternatively, if you are travelling from or via North Devon, you can opt to join the A39 from junction 27 on the M5 and travel down the north coast to join the A30 at Indian Queens.

Or, if you are travelling from or via South Devon, take the A38 through Plymouth and Liskeard and join the A30 at Carminnow Cross.

Once on the A30 which is mostly dual carriageway, travel westbound towards Redruth, Camborne and Hayle until you reach Penzance.

In Penzance, look for signs marked Land’s End and follow the A30 for 9 miles until you reach the village of Sennen.

In Sennen, travel through the village, past the road to Sennen cove and beyond the First and Last Inn and you will find Land’s End at the very end of the A30 road. 

Travel tips

Train

From all major towns, there are rail links which run into Penzance terminating at the main station on the seafront.

Contact First Great Western for train times and fare information on 0345 700 0125 (7am – 10pm every day) or visit their website at https://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/

High speed-train services run frequently from London Paddington station including the Night Riviera Sleeper Service to Penzance.

There are also direct trains daily from Bath and Bristol to Cornwall and its branch lines. More info from: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Travel tips

  • For good value on advance tickets visit http://www.thetrainline.com/
  • The main station in Penzance is 9 miles from Land’s End so you will need to arrange for separate transport to complete your journey- taxi, bus or hire car.

Bus

The First Group co-ordinate bus services from the Penzance main station to Land’s End. Designated bus routes are the 1/1a and 1b.

For full bus link details telephone 08457 484950 or visit http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/devon_cornwall/

Travel tips

  • Please note that local bus services are irregular throughout the season so plan your bus travel in advance of your visit. 

Taxi

 There is a taxi rank at the main station in Penzance and a number of local companies who will be happy to transport you to Land’s End.

For example:

Any Time Taxis - 01736 888888 - www.anytime-taxis.com

Penzance Taxis – 01736 366366 - http://www.penzancetaxis.co.uk

Nippy Taxis Penzance - 01736 874774 - http://nippycabs.co.uk/

Prowse Cars - 01736 871786 

Air

Newquay Cornwall Airport is a regional airport linking Cornwall to major cities across the UK as well as internationally.

Full timetables for services can be found at www.newquaycornwallairport.com

There are regular air links to Newquay Airport from Birmingham – (1 hr 10 mins), London (Gatwick) (1hr), Manchester (1 hr 15 mins) and the Isles of Scilly (30 mins).

During the summer there are also air links to Belfast, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London Southend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Dusseldorf.

Flybe Airlines operates into Newquay from London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Belfast and Edinburgh.

To book see the Flybe website http://www.flybe.com/ or call 0871 700 2000

easyJet fly into Newquay from Liverpool

To book see the easyjet website http://www.easyjet.com/en/ or call 0843 104 5000.

Germanwings flies from Dusseldorf into Newquay from April 2014.

To book see website https://www.germanwings.com/en/ or call 0906 294 1918

Travel tips

  • Newquay Airport is 51miles from Land’s End so you will need to arrange for separate transport to complete your journey - taxi, bus or hire car.
  • There is an ‘Airport Development Fee’ of £5 per departing passenger, the charge will be collected in the airport and children under the age of 16 will be exempt.
  • Biotravel are the official taxi company at the airport and have 10 taxis on standby ready for customers, plus a meet and greet service at the Arrivals gate.  They also offer a peak time taxi share scheme.  Call 01638 880006 or visit www.biotravel.co.uk.
  • Car hire is available at Newquay Cornwall Airport through Europcar, Hertz and Cornwall Classic Car Hire who will meet you at the terminal.  Find comparative rates on car hire through Rhino Car Hire. www.rhinocarhire.com

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