Public Transport Information
When you're planning a visit to Launceston, Cornwall, why not leave the car at home and travel by public transport. Launceston is easily accessible from the mainline rail stations and coach stations at Exeter and Plymouth. To help with your journey, use Traveline. Here you can plan your journey using all manner of public transport or plan a long distance journey using local bus services entiirely.
Service between Launceston and Exeter (approximately 42 miles)
Western Greyhound bus, service 510 operating between Wadebridge - Launceston - Exeter
Newquay Airport is accessible from Launceston; a connecting service from Newquay to the airport is necessary. Please see Traveline for information.
Services between Launceston and Plymouth (approximately 25 miles)
Western Greyhound service 576 operating between Bude - Launceston - Plymouth
First bus service 76 operating between Bude - Launceston - Plymouth
Launceston has several buses connecting the town with outlying villages, please check Traveline for timetable details
Click here for National Rail Enquiries website
Car-free Days Out
A car free day out on the train makes a great change and provides the opportunity to explore off the beaten track. Travel from Gunnislake to Plymouth on one of the most scenic routes in the country. The Tamar Valley Line links with bus services to Morwellham Quay and Dartmoor during summer months. For details on this branch line and others in Cornwall please click here
If your journey involves travelling by passenger or car ferry in Cornwall please click for more information.
Many Cornish attractions give discounts to visitors who arrive by public transport; remember to keep your tickets to claim your discount.
Get hold of a one-day Ride Cornwall ticket and enjoy unlimited travel throughout Cornwall on all First and Western Greyhound buses as well as CrossCountry and First Great Western train services.
Tickets cost £10 (adult), £7.50 (child) and £20 (family up to 2 adults and 3 children) from any of the above operators.
Travel is permitted after 0900 Monday-Friday and at any time on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. For full details, pick up a Ride Cornwall leaflet or click here.
If you would like advice or help with planning a journey please contact Launceston Tourist Information Centre. There is always a range of free Cornwall and Devon bus timetables and other essential travel information to browse.