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Sit back and enjoy a journey through some of Cornwall's most rural villages, jaw-dropping countryside and spectacular coastline; easily missed when your eyes are glued to the road. And, once you step off at your stop you are only moments away from finding a footpath or immersing yourself into the buzz of local community life.

Local Bus Times and the BEST Journey Planner

Our local bus services are operated by ‘Transport for Cornwall’ who operate Route 8 and Route 18 and also First Bus – ‘Cornwall by Kernow’ who operate a scenic circular route on the Land’s End Coaster and the more direct route to our World Heritage Mining sites via the Tin Coaster.

If you’d like all your travel planning done for you The Traveline South West Journey Planner is the best way to plan your trip using both buses and trains from anywhere in the UK.

The Land's End Coaster

The Land's End Coaster is an experience in itself. A circular route which in warmer months is followed by an open top bus. Clockwise the route runs from Penzance, then Newlyn on to Porthcurno, Land's End, Sennen Cove, along our Tin Coast and on to St Ives, looping back to Penzance via St Erth mainline Train Station, Marazion and St Michaels Mount.

Jump on the Land's End Coaster anti clockwise and follow the route in reverse!

From the top deck you can feast your senses on quite possibly some of the most exceptional views that West Cornwall has to offer and visit some of Cornwall's most iconic landmarks along the way!




Though flying may offer breath-taking panoramic views over west Cornwall, the 2.5 hour ferry from Penzance  to the Isles of Scilly will provide a unique chance to see our incredible marine life up close, from seals and dolphins to the elusive whale. And, out of all of your options it is by far the most environmentally friendly with the least impact on our climate.

To book click here.


For our international visitors planning to fly into Cornwall, Newquay airport offers numerous routes across the UK and Europe. Flights can be booked via the airport’s website and public transport, taxis and car hire can be accessed once you land.

For those travelling to (and from) the Isles of Scilly, you can fly by plane from Land’s End Airport. The journey takes just 20 minutes to St. Mary’s. You’ll be flying in a 19-seater plane, where you’ll meet your pilot and watch them at work. To book click here.

There is also the option to fly by helicopter to the Isles of Scilly from Penzance. To Book click here.


Help us with congestion and the clogging of cars on our narrow roads by using your car (van, camper or motorhome) as little as possible.

If you are travelling to the Tin Coast by car and starting your journey outside of West Cornwall, you’ll need to join the A30 westbound and follow it all the way down to Penzance. From here, join the A3071 to St Just. Alternatively if you are travelling to Pendeen or Morvah, from Penzance, join the A3071 to Newbridge then join the B3318 to Pendeen. Turn right on the B3306 and continue on to Morvah.

There are electric car charging points at Land’s End and multiple locations in Penzance.

Trewellard Garage between Pendeen and St Just is our local Petrol Station.

If you are staying overnight then we would encourage you to leave your car at your accommodation and explore on foot, by bike, taxi or bus.


Car Parking

Car Park's and spaces in St Just and Pendeen are limited. Please be considerate of our local residents who travel in from remote areas who rely on there being spaces available for doctor appointments, visiting the library, doing their weekly shopping and picking up essentials.

Both the National Trust and Geevor Tin Mine have parking for visitors (some locations carry parking charges). Botallack, Levant and Geevor are certainly best explored on foot, so park up, leave the car where it is and make a day of walking between to the three mining sites. The footpaths and trails are well maintained and relatively flat.

No overnight camping is permitted in car parks, roadsides or laybys anywhere on the Tin Coast, but we have plenty of campsites and low cost pop up sites in the summer that welcome vans, campers and mobile homes.