Newquay travel guide

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You're Going to Love Newquay

With a population of 19.998, Newquay is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Newquay deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Newquay

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Lewinnick Lodge (The Lewinnick Lodge, Pentire Headland) and The Plume of Feathers (Mitchell) are great picks. For delicious green meals, The Feather Restaurant at Newquay Beach Hotel (1 Narrowcliff) and Porth Beach Hotel and Restaurant (Alexandra Road) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Newquay.

When to visit Newquay

Newquay in February
Estimated hotel price
£59
1 night at 3-star hotel
Newquay in February
Estimated hotel price
£59
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Newquay

Plane

When flying to Newquay, you’ll arrive at Cornwall Newquay (NQY), which is located 6 km from the city centre. The shortest domestic flight to Newquay departs from London and takes around 1h 10m.

Train

Great Western Railway is the most popular train carrier serving Newquay, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from Newquay to London takes 5h 00m and costs around £80 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about £59 for a 5h 08m trip. Located 0.2 km from the city centre, Newquay is the busiest station in Newquay. Another popular train station is Newquay Quintrell Downs, Cornwall, located 3 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Newquay is to pick up a car hire from Birmingham, which is about 318 km from Newquay. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Birmingham.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Newquay using National Express or FlixBus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Newquay takes 435 km and will cost you around £35. From London, the ticket costs about £26 for a journey of 571 km. The most popular bus station is Newquay Watergate Bay, located 4 km from the city centre of Newquay. Newquay Tower Road is also a commonly used station, and is 1.4 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Newquay, you’ll arrive at Cornwall Newquay (NQY), which is located 6 km from the city centre. The shortest domestic flight to Newquay departs from London and takes around 1h 10m.

Train

Great Western Railway is the most popular train carrier serving Newquay, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from Newquay to London takes 5h 00m and costs around £80 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about £59 for a 5h 08m trip. Located 0.2 km from the city centre, Newquay is the busiest station in Newquay. Another popular train station is Newquay Quintrell Downs, Cornwall, located 3 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Newquay is to pick up a car hire from Birmingham, which is about 318 km from Newquay. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Birmingham.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Newquay using National Express or FlixBus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Newquay takes 435 km and will cost you around £35. From London, the ticket costs about £26 for a journey of 571 km. The most popular bus station is Newquay Watergate Bay, located 4 km from the city centre of Newquay. Newquay Tower Road is also a commonly used station, and is 1.4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Newquay

Airlines serving Newquay

SWISS
Good (905 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,346 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,472 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (821 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (825 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (766 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,425 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (196 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,441 reviews)
Loganair
Excellent (14 reviews)
Aurigny Air
Excellent (6 reviews)
Edelweiss Air
Good (21 reviews)
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Where to stay in Newquay

Average rates range from around £95 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £175 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Newquay

Most booked hotels in Newquay

Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa - Adults Only
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
£116+
Retallack Resort & Spa
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£86+
Newquay Beach Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£54+
Great Western
3 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
£60+
Legacy Hotel Victoria
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
£49+
Travelodge Newquay Seafront
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
£51+

Hiring a car in Newquay

Hiring a car in Newquay costs £46 per day, on average, or £93 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 10% cheaper than airport locations in Newquay.

Expect to pay £1.45 per litre in Newquay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.31 and £23.08. The most frequently booked car type in Newquay is Compact (Kia Cee'd SW or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Smart Fortwo or similar) is, on average, 69% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Newquay costs £46 per day, on average, or £93 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 10% cheaper than airport locations in Newquay.

Expect to pay £1.45 per litre in Newquay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.31 and £23.08. The most frequently booked car type in Newquay is Compact (Kia Cee'd SW or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Smart Fortwo or similar) is, on average, 69% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.