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There are 6 ways to get from Plymouth to Newquay Airport (NQY) by bus, train, night bus, taxi or car

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Bus, line 56 bus  •  3h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay National Express
  2. Take the line 56 bus from Newquay, Bus Station to St Mawgan, Newquay Airport 56

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Taxi  •  1h 4m

  1. Take a taxi from Plymouth to Newquay Airport (NQY) 49.4 miles

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Train, line 25 bus  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to St Austell Plymouth - Penzance / ...
  2. Take the line 25 bus from St Austell, Bus Station to Newquay, Bus Station 25

Bus, line 56 bus via Padstow Bus Terminus  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade to Padstow Bus Terminus 11
  2. Take the line 56 bus from Padstow Bus Terminus to St Mawgan, Newquay Airport 56

Night bus, line 56 bus  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay National Express
  2. Take the line 56 bus from Newquay, Bus Station to St Mawgan, Newquay Airport 56

Drive  •  1h 4m

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Newquay Airport (NQY) 49.4 miles
Plymouth → Newquay Airport (NQY)
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The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Newquay Airport (NQY) is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Newquay Airport (NQY) is to taxi which costs £120 - £150 and takes 1h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth station to Newquay Airport (NQY). However, there are services departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and arriving at St Mawgan, Newquay Airport via Newquay, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 1m.

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It is 38 miles from Plymouth to Newquay Airport (NQY). It is approximately 49.4 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Newquay Airport (NQY) without a car is to bus and line 56 bus which takes 3h 1m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 1m to get from Plymouth to Newquay Airport (NQY), including transfers.

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Plymouth to Newquay Airport (NQY) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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Plymouth to Newquay Airport (NQY) bus services, operated by Go Cornwall Bus, arrive at St Mawgan, Newquay Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plymouth to Newquay Airport (NQY) is 49 miles. It takes approximately 1h 4m to drive from Plymouth to Newquay Airport (NQY).

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Newquay Airport (NQY).
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  • Distance: 38.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 1m

What companies run services between Plymouth, England and Newquay Airport (NQY), England?

You can take a bus from Plymouth to Newquay Airport (NQY) via Newquay, Bus Station in around 3h 1m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to St Austell
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£27 - £40
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
National Express
Go Cornwall Bus
Phone
+44 808 196 2632
Email
ask@transportforcornwall.co.uk
Website
gocornwallbus.co.uk
Bus from Newquay, Bus Station to St Mawgan, Newquay Airport
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Go Cornwall Bus
Bus from St Austell, Bus Station to Newquay, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Go Cornwall Bus
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade to Padstow Bus Terminus
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Go Cornwall Bus
Bus from Padstow Bus Terminus to St Mawgan, Newquay Airport
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Go Cornwall Bus
Other operators
Taxi from Plymouth to Newquay Airport (NQY)
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Estimated price
£120 - £150
Need a Cab?
Phone
+44 1752 666222
Website
needacab247.com
Blue Cab Co.uk
Phone
+44 1752477488
Website
bluecabco.uk
Alfa Cars
Phone
+44 1752911912
Website
alfacarsplymouth.co.uk

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