Newquay Cornwall Airport St Mawgan
General Information telephone: 01637 860600
London trains to Newquay depart from Paddington, taking between four and a half and five and a half hours depending on what time of day you travel. The first leg of your journey takes you to Par, from where you catch a connection to Newquay. From there you can easily catch a bus or hail a taxi to the airport. It is useful to know that the earlier you book your train journey, the less it’ll cost! Advance bookings give really good savings. You can get fast, up to date information about train times at National Rail Enquiries, either by ‘phone or online.
Newquay Airport has recently introduced a dedicated bus stop to the west of the terminal building, so it’s easy to get a bus from the airport to Newquay itself. The airport’s website features timetables for the relevant service. You can travel between London and Newquay by National Express coach, from various London pick up points, with an estimated journey time of eight hours. It’s a good idea to book Newquay bus and train tickets in advance to avoid queues.
Newquay Airport is three miles north of Newquay, close to Watergate Bay and St Mawgan village. If you’re driving your own car you’ll get as far as Exeter via the M4 / M5, at which point there are no more motorways! From here on you’ll probably find yourself on the A30 which winds its way across Cornwall, passing through some lovely country before dropping you off at St Dennis to send you down a choice of B roads to Newquay itself. From there, follow the signposts to Wadebridge, Indian Queens and the Airport. Cornwall can be difficult to navigate, with winding lanes and tiny B roads, so it is always a good idea to consult the AA Route Planner for detailed directions.
Car parks are open during normal airport hours: weekdays 5am to 10.30pm, weekends 6am to 10.30pm. In total the airport has just over 450 parking spaces, spread over two car parks on either side of the terminal. There are currently ten designated disabled parking spaces, conveniently close to the main terminal entrance. Parking is a simple matter. When you arrive at the airport, press the green button at the entrance barrier machine and you’ll be given a bar-coded ticket, which you’ll use to exit the car park once you’ve paid.
The airport’s two car parks are conveniently located either side of the terminal. There are two special payment stations just inside the arrivals hall. Take care to keep the bar-coded ticket you were given on the way in, because that’s how you get out again! If you stay for less than quarter of an hour, parking is free.
Prices vary according to the amount of time you stay. If you hang around for fifteen minutes or less for a simple pick-up or drop-off, parking is free. Prices for official car parks are pretty good value.
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A £6m improvement was completed in spring 2008. Improvements include better security, a bigger check in area and an impressive new entrance. There is a good range of cafes, shops and restaurants.