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The majority of bus services in Cornwall are provided by just two bus companies:
- First Devon & Cornwall (and their Truronian subsidiary) who run mainly in South and West Cornwall and along the border with Devon;


(LATEST NEWS) Western greyhound no longer exist
- Western Greyhound who provide a comprehensive network of interconnecting services throughout North and East Cornwall.

'Western Greyhound' are a vigourous new operator in Cornwall, particularly in the Newquay area. I have no personal experience of them, but have heard nothing bus good reports. They are rapidly taking over from First Group who seem mired in incompetence and apathy in this area (their services cannot be recommended). See this list for replacement Western Greyhound buses for some ideas (map available).

Cornwall County Council maintains an excellent public transport website at
www.cornwallpublictransport.info
which includes timetables for all bus services in the county and also publishes a series of area timetable booklets as well.


Important Long Distance or Interurban Bus Services

T1 - Helson - Truro - Peranporth
2 - Penzance - Helston - Falmouth
X9 - Bude - Holsworthy - Okehampton - Exeter
17 - Penzance - St.Ives
18 - Penzance - Camborne - Redruth - Truro
27 - Truro - St. Austell
76 - Plymouth - Callington - Launceston - Bude
88 / 400 - Truro - Falmouth
87 / 89 - Newquay - Truro - Falmouth
501 - Newquay - St. Ives (Summer only)
510 - Newquay - Camelford - Launceston - Okehampton - Exeter
521 / 527 - Newquay - St. Austell - Eden Project
585 / 586 / 587 - Newquay - Truro

The following lengthy journeys are also possible using Western Geyhound's connecting services:
- Truro / Newquay - Bodmin - Plymouth (services 592, 593 & 597)
- Truro / Newquay - Camelford - Tintagel - Boscastle - Bude (services 594, 595 & 597)


Particularly Scenic Services
Please note that the following list includes some services that run only durng the summer.

1 - Penzance - Lands End
T4 - Truro - Constantine - Falmouth
5 / 6 - Penzance - Mousehole
T34 - Redruth - Helston - The Lizard Peninsular
81C - Plymouth - Torpint - Cawsand - Cremyl (crosses the Torpoint Ferry)
300 - Penzance - Lands End - St.Ives - Penzance (Summer service using open top buses)
526 - St Austell - Mevagissey - Heligan Gardens - Gorran Haven
556 - Newquay - Padstow
572 - Plymouth - Looe, connecting with...
573 / 574 - Looe - Polperro - Liskeard
584 - Camelford - Port Isaac - Polzeath - Wadebridge


Other Useful Services

Buses to the Eden Project near St. Austell are available from:
- St. Austell (Services 527 & T9)
- Newquay (Services 527 & T10)
- Falmouth & Truro (service T11)