Located in SE Cornwall. Looe & Polperro and easily accessed by Car, Train, Bus, Cycle, Plane and on foot ! 

 

CAR

The easiest route to Looe & Polperro is taking the M5 motorway which becomes the A38 just after Exeter. Continue until you pass Plymouth and over the Tamar Bridge (no toll entering Cornwall, they only charge you to leave!)

Continue on the A38 until you reach the Trerulefoot roundabout; from here, take the first exit onto the A374 and continue for a short distance (around 1 min) until you see the turning for Looe (A387) on your right; continue on this road and it will become the B3253 before re-joining the main A387 just outside of Looe. If you are continuing onto Polperro (approx a further 5 miles) stay on the A387.  

Approximate Distances

  • Bristol: 150 miles/2 hrs 30
  • Birmingham: 220 miles/3hrs 45
  • London: 235 miles/4 hrs 30 (A303)
  • Manchester: 300 miles/5 hrs
  • Edinburgh: 500 miles/8hrs 30

GPS Coordinates: 

  • Looe (Railway Station) 50.3596454  -4.4560799
  • Polperro (Main Car Park) 50.3360303. -4.522676

 

TRAIN

Looe can be reached using the scenic Looe Valley Line from Liskeard where you depart/join the mainline Penzance-Bristol-London service by GWR. Bristol is a mainline interchange for services from/to Birmingham, Manchester and through to Scotland. Full timetables & ticketing can be obtained on the Trainline website. 

There are no trains to the village of Polperro itself, you can use the local bus service (see below) which takes approximately 25 mins (departing opposite the Railway Station by the Globe Inn) or using a local taxi

 

Further information regarding public transport within Cornwall can be found at Transport For Cornwall  

BUS

National Express‘ main services from London, Bristol & Birmingham (and others beyond) stop in Liskeard where you can take the Looe Valley Line (train) or the No 73 local bus service (departing at Liskeard Post Office which continues through to Polperro).

If departing the National Express service (or the train) in Plymouth, you can take No 72 service Plymouth-Saltash-Looe-Polperro which is operated by Plymouth Citybus.

Further information regarding public transport within Cornwall can be found at Transport For Cornwall  

CYCLE

If you are planning to cycle to Looe & Polperro – the two main considerations are (a) the hills into both locations are quite steep (b) during the peak summer months there can be a high volume of traffic along the narrow roads…. that’s not to put you off and the scenery is just sublime!  A suggestion would be to use the Looe Valley Line (a branch railway line form Liskeard which accepts bikes). If arriving by car, with your bike, there are a number of local routes you can enjoy. 

 

ON FOOT

You can arrive in Looe and Polperro (in either direction) along the stunningly scenic SW Coastal Path. The website will give you details of the route and average walking times/distances along the way. If you feet get tired, there are a number of points where you can pick up the local bus service for the final leg.

PLANE

  • Newquay: Cornwall’s only commercial airport is approximately 35 miles away and takes just under an hour to drive. There are flights from various locations within the UK and some limited routes from/to the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe. 
  • Exeter: the regional airport for Devon & Cornwall is located just under 70 miles and takes around 1 hr 20 mins. There are various domestic and international flights into Exeter.