Located in SE Cornwall, Looe & Polperro are 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.  

If you have an electric vehicle, you can use this interactive link to find all of the charging points within the Country and also along your journey.

Read our Blog post with some advice on your car journey to SE Cornwall

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 (What 3 Words)
  • Polperro (Main Car Park) 50.3360303. -4.522676 (What 3 Words)

Parking: 

Please read our Blog post with useful information on where to park in Looe & Polperro

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. You can download the Looe Valley Line timetable here

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 (listed below).

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 (which will take you through Duloe, Looe and onto Polperro).

During the summer months, the 73 bus service also has pick-up points at a number of the Looe & Polperro holiday parks & campsites too. There is also an 11pm departure from Polperro, which is ideal if you are visiting the Village into the evening for dinner and returning to Looe. From early September 2023, the No 72/73 service is replaced by the No. 10 service with a reduced timetable and no service back from Looe/Polperro towards Plymouth after 6pm.

If departing the National Express service (or the train) in Plymouth, you can take No 72/72A service Plymouth-Saltash-Looe-Polperro – again during the summer the schedule includes a number of the Looe & Polperro holiday parks. 

The local 481 route is also a great way of getting between Looe, Polperro & Polruan (run Mon-Friday from September through the autumn & winter months).

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 Coast 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.

You can explore both Looe & Polperro by downloading our Visitor’s Maps.

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. 

LOCAL TAXIS

Sarah’s Taxi – Looe 01503 265688

Barries Taxis – Looe 07792 722549

Scenic Taxi – Looe 07790 886137

Crystal Cars – Looe 01503 263636

Looe Taxis – Looe 01503 262405 

Ace Taxi – Looe 07868 613677

Killigarth Taxi – Polperro 01503 272818

Polperro Cars – Polperro 01503 804247

Chariots of Hire – Polperro 07930 870149

Alfa Cars Cornwall – Milendreath – 07528 222111

Looe Bridge Taxi – Looe 07891 585708

KC’s Cabs – Looe 01503 804969

Tim’s Taxi – Looe 07813 121188

Heidi’s Taxi – Looe 07493 653017

Pelynt Cars – Pelynt 07706 005169

Looe Cabs – Looe 01503 761010

Luggage Transfer Services

Transport your luggage from the car parks/train station to your accommodation using the services of:

Looe Luggage Transfer – Looe 07810 644449

Polperro Luggage Transfer – Polperro – Please Text Only  07896 536317

(one passenger can also be accommodated with their luggage ONLY with the Polperro service)

VISITOR’S MAP 

To help you explore & navigate around  both Looe & Polperro, you can download the Visitor’s Map to you own device.