There are 6 ways to get from Reading to Cornwall by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Bodmin Parkway

$122 - $218

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Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading to Lanivet National Express

$22 - $28

4 alternative options

Train via St Austell, Bus Station  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to St Austell

$128 - $226

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Cornwall 227.6 miles

$45 - $75

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY

$143 - $306

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY

$192 - $483

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Cornwall is to bus which costs £16 - £22 and takes 6 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Cornwall is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Market Place (adj Tesco) and arriving at Lanivet via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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The distance between Reading and Cornwall is 181 miles. The road distance is 227.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Cornwall without a car is to train which takes 4 h 40 min and costs £90 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Reading to Cornwall, including transfers.

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Reading to Cornwall bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Reading station.

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The best way to get from Reading to Cornwall is to train which takes 4 h 40 min and costs £90 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £22 and takes 6 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Reading to Cornwall bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Lanivet station.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Cornwall.
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  • Distance: 180.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Cornwall, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to Cornwall every 4 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $210 and the journey takes 3 h 39 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Reading to Cornwall once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 5 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $210
Train from Reading to St Austell
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $230
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $100
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $230
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
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 Reading to Lanivet
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com

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