Easier parking for days out in Newquay

1 month ago Wed 28th Jul 2021

Our sister company Go Cornwall Bus is operating the new Park and Ride service in Newquay for Cornwall Council, helping visitors park safely, easily and cheaply, before taking a convenient bus service into Newquay.  

Running as a trial this summer, the new initiative will benefit businesses and residents by helping to reduce the number of vehicles travelling in and around the town during the busy summer months, improving the environment for everyone.  

The service is running over the summer holidays, from Saturday 24th July until Saturday 4th September. This service is running on a trial basis, but if it’s successful it may become a regular service for the town.

Visitors can park at the Park and Ride site opposite Hendra Holiday Park on the A392 and then catch the 99 bus, which will run via Newquay Zoo and Newquay Railway Station, into Newquay Bus Station.

The bus service will leave every 20 minutes from 8.30am from the park and ride site with the last bus leaving Newquay Bus Station at 11pm. Buses will run every 20 minutes during the day and every half an hour in the evenings. Tickets cost £2 per person, with under 5s travelling free and a family of two adults and up to three children for £4. 

Mark Collins, Head of Commercial and Marketing at Go Cornwall Bus, said: “We’re looking forward to seeing locals and tourists making the most of this new service over the summer period. A double decker can take up to 75 cars off the road, and with our state-of-the-art low-carbon certified buses, this service has the potential to vastly improve air quality and congestion around Newquay.   

“We’re excited to be running this brand new service which is the first of its kind in Cornwall, and hope it proves a great success. At just £4 for a family of up to 2 adults and 3 children, it’s the ideal way to get around during the summer holidays and is a great addition to our other services in Cornwall.” 

Kevin Towill, Cornwall Council local member for Newquay Porth and Tretheras, said: “Newquay is a thriving, vibrant town which continues to see increasing numbers of visitors each year. The new park and ride service will make it easier for people to plan their journeys, safe in the knowledge that they won’t have to spend time driving round the town looking for a parking space. It not only cuts congestion and helps the environment, but also encourages people to stay longer and enjoy all that our town has to offer.” 

Rebecca Blake from Hendra Holiday Park said: “We're very much looking forward to having this new service just across the road. This is a much-needed public transport service for both our guests and visitors to Newquay. Having the buses running every 20 minutes will be well received by our guests who often find it difficult getting in to and parking in the town. Having less cars on the roads will be a great help in easing congestion during the busy summer period.” 

The new service will be signposted on the main roads into Newquay.  

You can find full timetable details here.