Travel Information

Falmouth Town Map

See a map of Falmouth here…


Car parking information

There are several car parks across Falmouth. Find out more about all Council owned car parks here…

Please note: Church St car park and Custom House Quay car park will be CLOSED for the duration of the festival.


Falmouth Town public transport

Looking for useful links on public transport in and around Falmouth? From the local ferry services to the public buses around the town, see more here..

Public Transport


Great Western Rail operate high speed services from London Paddington, South Wales and the Cotswolds to Cornwall, including sleeper services from London Paddington.

Cross Country Trains (Arriva Trains) operate services into Cornwall from the Midlands, the North and Scotland.

For further information contact National Rail Enquiries for train times/fare information on 08457 48 49 50.

The First Group co-ordinate rail and bus services from stations.The Maritime Line

When arriving by train, change at Truro and take the Maritime Line, a twice hourly rail service between Truro and Falmouth. Journey time is approximately 20 minutes.

Please be aware that trains will not be stopping at Falmouth Town throughout the festival weekend. You will need to purchase a ticket to/from Falmouth Docks.


National Express serves Falmouth from destinations throughout the UK. Connecting services to Cornwall are available from Bristol, Birmingham and London. To book call 08705 80 80 80.


By Road
The M4, M5 and M6 motorways have made travel to Cornwall simple and straightforward, while within Cornwall itself, the A30 and A38 continue to improve with fast dual carriageways. Follow the M5 to Exeter, and join the A30 to Truro, then follow the signs to Falmouth.

For up-to-date traffic information listen to local radio stations and plan your journey using the AA Route Planner for a tailor made travel plan with timings and mileage. For information on any possible delays or roadwork’s throughout the UK or in Cornwall visit


Taking the ferry to England has never been easier. There are many ferry companies that operate daily services to the UK from mainland Europe and Ireland and these terminals are within easy reach of the major motorways leading you down to Cornwall.

These include: Stena LineP&O FerriesIrish ferries  and  DFDS Seaways. Travelling across the Channel from France to the UK can take as little time as 35 minutes on the Eurotunnel.

Plymouth is the closest port to Cornwall being just across the River Tamar. Brittany Ferries offer services from Roscoff and Santander into Plymouth.

Local ferries will be operating late night services to St Mawes and Flushing over the festival weekend.


Newquay Cornwall Airport is one of the fastest growing regional airports in the UK linking Cornwall to major cities across the country as well as internationally.

Car hire is available at Newquay Cornwall Airport through Europcar and Hertz who have offices at the terminal.

Park & Float/Ride

Find out more about Falmouth’s Park and Float/Ride service here…


Accessible Parking

There is disabled parking throughout Falmouth. 

Disabled bays are available at the following locations:
– At the bottom of Killigrew St and adjacent to The Moor.
Grove Place adjacent to Events Square/Discovery Quay (please note this is a short stay car park). There is a changing places facility available on the corner of the car park. The code for this is available by calling the Town Council offices on 01326 315559 (if no one is available to take your call, the code is listed on the answerphone message).
Maritime Museum car park has a number of disabled bays available.
Town Quarry with Go Cornwall No.60 shuttle bus which will take you to Prince of Wales Pier approx. every 20 minutes.

If you have a severe mobility issue, please contact Event Control on 01326 313033 during the festival, and we will do our utmost to assist.