Author: Ettel Nulty
- by Ettel Nulty
A small number of tours are still running. Please ring 01637 871 871.
If you are visiting Cornwall, you will soon discover that there are many things to see and do. Relax and allow us to take you to some of the most beautiful and exciting places to visit during your stay in Cornwall. You will soon discover why we are the number one choice for day trips as you embark on a fascinating and leisurely tour. We have a programme which runs from Easter to October which will be published on our website early in the season. During the winter, we run some shopping and theatre trips as well as some great mystery tours for local people which often include a lunch. We pick up at many hotels and holiday camps around Newquay and many hotels can arrange your booking for you, so ask at the reception.
In the meantime, these are a few samples of places that we visit…
The Eden Project
The Eden Project is a truly remarkable attraction hosting the world’s largest indoor rainforest complete with an indoor waterfall all within two gigantic biodomes. Hailed as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ you will soon discover why as you view trees, plants and wildlife from around the world.
Known as the restoration project of the decade, Heligan will impress you with plants and gardens from the Victorian period. No trip to Cornwall is complete without visiting Heligan.
St Ives and St Michaels Mount
An impressive trip to this artist paradise with its scenic views, long beaches, quaint streets and a unique harbour with a short viewing of the spectacular St Michaels Mount on the way.
Penzance and Lands End
A visit to the south-western end of the British Isles (or the beginning of them as the Cornish folk would say). Enjoy spectacular views of the Atlantic with a short visit to Penzance, the breeding ground of pirates of old.
Looe and Polperro
A visit to two of the most attractive south coast harbour fishing villages. Looe has a seven-arched bridge over the river and ancient Polperro has to be experienced.
Falmouth and Truro
A popular day full day tour with an optional boat trip up the spectacular Fal river. Included is a visit to Truro, the capital of Cornwall with one of the most modern Cathedrals in the country.
St Roseland and St Mawes
No trip to Cornwall is complete without our popular trip to the secrets of this peninsular. It is a stunningly beautiful tour renowned by the locals for its breath-taking scenery, and takes in St Just in Roseland Church, arguably the prettiest church in England.
Murder Mystery Tour
Described as an evening of suspense, this evening excursion begins by taking you by coach from Newquay to Bodmin where you will board a steam train on the Bodmin Railway to experience a murder mystery drama. The evening includes a pasty and salad meal and is great fun for all the family!
Isles of Scilly
Try something different with a visit to the breathtaking Isles of Scilly which runs every Thursday during the peak season. Probably the most cost-effective way of reaching the islands, we take you by coach travel to Penzance where you will embark upon the Scillonian ship which passes Mousehole and Lands End on its way to St Mary’s. You enjoy the day on the islands, reaching back to Newquay about 8.30pm
- by Ettel Nulty
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- by Ettel Nulty
The line to the official Cornwall Tourist Board website offers useful insight. A ticket to the westernmost toe of the UK isn’t just for the summer holidays; Cornwall bestows a dazzling array of scenery, activities and culture on which to feast your senses throughout every season.
Leave your passport at home and dip into a world of experiences; wander along the rugged coastal paths, explore the rolling countryside, unwind in the waves of summer, and indulge in a taste of the West Country.
If you are looking for accommodation in Cornwall we have hundreds of approved and inspected establishments for you to choose from, whatever your budget. Maybe you would like the luxury of four star hotels, homely and welcoming B&B’s or traditional self catering holiday cottages. For those who prefer touring the great outdoors Cornwall offers a wealth of caravan and camping sites in rural and coastal settings.
You can can also search for things to do in Cornwall, places to go in Cornwall and events in Cornwall to complete your holiday experience, whether you come for a short break in Cornwall or longer.
If you already know which part of Cornwall you wish to visit, you may like to have a look at the following area websites: Newquay, The Cornish Riviera (Fowey, Mevagissey, St. Austell Bay), South East Cornwall (Looe Polperro, Tamar Valley, Rame Peninsula), West Cornwall (St. Ives, Penzance, Falmouth, Truro, Lizard Peninsula) and North Cornwall (Bude, Padstow, Bodmin).
Brilliant ideas like the message here helps businesses and even national campaigns immensely.
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So, How do you know about the bus information on public transport companies?
f/n reg no First reg Chassis Chassis No Body Body No Seats New
500 S100 PAF Mercedes Vario 0814D WDB 6703742N 073829 Plaxton Beaver 2 9001 DP31F 01/08/1998
501 S501 SRL ” WDB 6703732N 077590 ” 0624 DP27F 01/01/1999
502 S502 SRL ” WDB 6703732N 079009 ” 0327 ” 01/01/1999
503 S503 SRL ” WDB 6703732N 079772 ” 0328 ” 01/01/1999
507 R807 HWS ” WDB 6703742N 062096 ” 8527 DP33F 06/04/1998
508 R808 HWS ” WDB 6703742N 062099 ” 8528 ” 06/04/1998
509 R809 HWS ” WDB 6703742N 062165 ” 8526 ” 06/04/1998
510 R810 HWS ” WDB 6703742N 062067 ” 8529 ” 06/04/1998
518 S18 RED ” WDB 67037 32N 065248 ” 0318 B27F 22/01/1999
520 S20 WGL S135 UEY ” WDB 6703742N 077231 ” 9640 DP33F 01/10/1998
528 Y28 WGL Y909 BFS ” WDB 6703732N 083736 ” 1886 B27F 08/05/2001
529 W29 WGL W968 JNF ” WDB 6703742N 087054 ” 0590 DP33F 01/03/2000
530 S30 ARJ ” WDB 6703742N 077266 ” 9639 ” 01/10/1998
531 V31 WGL V451 FOT ” WDB 6703732N 083727 ” 1888 DP28F 01/10/1999
533 X33 WGL X437 JHS ” WDB67037 42N 089040 ” 2678 DP33F 01/09/2000
534 S34 BMR ” WDB 6703742N 077199 ” 9638 ” 23/09/1998
540 V40 WGL V991 DNB ” WDB 67037 42N 081915 ” 0650 B31F 02/09/1999
544 W44 WGL W965 JNF ” WDB 67037 42N 087063 ” 0587 DP33F 11/03/2000
550 W50 MBH W969 JNF ” WDB 67037 42N 087834 ” 2027 ” 01/03/2000
551 WK51 AVP ” WDB 67037 42N 086385 ” 4050 ” 11/10/2001
552 WK51 HNF ” WDB67037 42N 103010 ” 4565 DP29F 25/01/2002
553 WK53 BNA ” WDB67037 42N 110294 ” 5258 DP33F 01/09/2003
554 WK53 BNB ” WDB67037 42N 110296 ” 5259 ” 01/09/2003
555 WK53 BND ” WDB67037 42N 110534 ” 5275 ” 01/09/2003
556 WK53 BUS SN53 KYH ” WDB67037 42N 110018 ” 5064 ” 11/11/2003
557 WK04 BUS YX04 GNZ ” WDB67037 42N 112708 ” 5407 ” 08/04/2004
558 SK02 NZB ” WDB67037 42N 103768 ” 4599 DP25F 01/03/2002
560 WK02 BUS SL02 COU ” WDB67037 42N 103065 ” 4566 DP33F 17/05/2002
561 WK51 BUS PX51 ELJ ” WDB67037 42N 098598 ” 4413 ” 09/10/2001
562 WK53 EUT ” WDB67037 42N 110828 ” 5293 ” 01/01/2004
563 WK53 EUU ” WDB67037 42N 110976 ” 5295 ” 01/01/2004
564 WK04 CUA ” WDB67037 42N 110031 ” 5255 ” 10/05/2004
565 WK04 CUC ” WDB67037 42N 110277 ” 5257 ” 10/05/2004
566 WK54 BHL ” WDB67037 42N 110827 ” 5280 ” 01/09/2004
567 WK54 BHN ” WDB67037 42N 111637 ” 5299 ” 01/09/2004
568 WK54 BHO ” WDB67037 42N 111851 ” 5364 ” 01/09/2004
569 WK54 BHP ” WDB67037 42N 112564 ” 5372 ” 01/09/2004
570 WK05 CFD ” WDB67037 42N 116070 ” 5782 ” 01/03/2005
571 WK05 CFE ” WDB67037 42N 115942 ” 5810 ” 01/03/2005
572 WK05 CFF ” WDB67037 42N 115973 ” 5811 ” 01/03/2005
573 WK05 AOX ” WDB67037 42N 116405 ” 5830 ” 01/05/2005
double decks (9)
483 L483 LNN Volvo Olympian YN2RV18Z5 20488 East Lancs B6202 H49/35F 01/10/1993
484 L484 LNN ” 20489 ” B6201 ” 01/10/1993
485 L485 NTO ” 25045 ” B6304 ” 01/04/1994
486 L486 NTO ” 25046 ” B6305 ” 24/04/1994
487 L487 NTO ” 25047 ” B6302 ” 01/04/1994
649 WLT 649 C523 LJR Leyland Olympian ONCL10/1RV ON 1895 ECW 26026 CH42/30F 01/08/1985
665 XOD 665 A110 FDL Leyland Olympian ONLXB/1R ON 1190 ” 25826 CH41/23F 01/02/1984
824 D824 UTF ” ON 10128 ” 26416 CH39/21F 01/08/1986
DSU DSU 107 J232 NNC Volvo B10M – 60 YV31 MGD19MA 027901 Van Hool 30922 C49FT 18/02/1992
TFO TFO 319 L656 ADS ” YV31 M2B14PA 031915 ” 31771 C49/53F 01/08/1993
ULL ULL 933 J234 NNC ” YV31 MGD12MA 027903 ” 30924 C49FT 18/02/1992
heritage fleet (7)
2748 EOO 590 Bristol FLF6B 199146 ECW 13136 H38/32F 01/09/1962
119 CJH 119V Bristol VRTSL3/6LXB VRT/SL3/2285 ” 24049 O43/31F 01/05/1980
259 JWV 259W ” VRT/SL3/2757 ” 24661 H43/31F 01/02/1981
282 LUA 282V Leyland Leopard PSU5D/4R 8030026 Plaxton Supreme 8012LC032 C53F 02/05/1980
347 MHJ 347F Leyland Titan PD3/4 702665 East Lancs H41/32R 1967
1783 783 DYE AEC Routemaster RM 1783 Park Royal L4949 036/26R 08/01/1964
2648 NMY 648E ” R2RH22854 ” B54340 H33/24F 03/03/67
804 G804 TMX Leyland Olympian ON2G50C13Z4 ON11455 Leyland DD1098 H41/31F 01/02/1990
807 H807 XMY ” ON11505 ” DD1104 ” 01/08/1990
- by Ettel Nulty
We are members of several organizations.
We are a member of the Newquay Association of Tourism and Commerce. The NATC helps to distinguish those businesses and organizations that are involved in providing services to visitors to the area. This is a quality mark and you can be assured that wherever you see this hallmark, you will be receiving a service where quality is paramount.
CPT is the voice of the passenger transport industry and is officially recognized by the government. It is also the principal consultative body on national, local and EU legislative and regulatory matters. It is the industry’s main link with the media and is regularly approached for opinions and facts about the industry. This hallmark is a mark of quality and is internationally recognized.
Bus Users UK
We have been the recipient of a national award from the Federation of Bus Users which demonstrates our commitment to quality and high standards of operation. Every effort is made to ensure that not only does every journey run, but that it also runs on time. We use two-way radios to assist us in timekeeping and ensuring that connections work. Like other traffic, however, our buses are sometimes affected by traffic delays as there are virtually no bus lanes in Cornwall.
Road works and accidents can hold up our buses, sometimes in very lengthy queues, but we always do our best to get through on time! Listen to Radio Cornwall and Pirate FM traffic news and please be patient if there are delays – it’s not our drivers fault!!
The People love us.
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How are they travelling and why?
Western Greyhound is committed to working in conjunction with the railway industry to promote and improve integration between buses and trains. With some schemes already in place, there has never been a better time to leave the car at home.
Travelling to Padstow? You can buy a through rail ticket from anywhere on the rail network to Padstow. This can be used on our bus 555. For 555 bus timetable, click here
Travelling to Wadebridge? You can buy a through rail ticket from anywhere on the rail network to Wadebridge. This can be used on our bus 555. For 555 bus timetable, click here.
Travelling to Bodmin? You can buy a through rail ticket from anywhere on the rail network to Bodmin. This can be used on our bus 555. For 555 bus timetable, click here.
Travelling to Truro area? You can buy a PlusBus rail ticket for an additional £1.50 from anywhere on the rail network which can be used on our buses within the local Truro area on your day of travel. For a map of the area in which you can travel by bus
Travelling to Newquay area? You can buy a PlusBus rail ticket for an additional £1.50 from anywhere on the rail network which can be used on our buses within the local Newquay area on your day of travel. For a map of the area in which you can travel by bus.
Travelling to Plymouth? You can buy a PlusBus rail ticket for an additional £1.50 from anywhere on the rail network which can be used on our buses within the local Plymouth area on your day of travel. For a map of the area in which you can travel by bus, click here.
Travelling to St Austell area? You can buy a PlusBus rail ticket for an additional £1.50 from anywhere on the rail network which can be used on our buses within the local St Austell area on your day of travel. For a map of the area in which you can travel by bus.
Travelling to The Lost Gardens of Heligan? No through tickets are yet available, but you can buy your local ticket on our bus outside St Austell Station. For times of route 526 buses to Heligan.
Travelling to Liskeard area? You can buy a PlusBus rail ticket for an additional £1.50 from anywhere on the rail network which can be used on our buses within the local Liskeard area on your day of travel. For a map of the area in which you can travel by bus.
Plusbus Plusbus Prices for PlusBus are likely to change shortly. Please check at time of booking. Also, please note that although it says on the PLUSBUS website that Western Greyhound does not accept Plusbus tickets, we actually do.
- by Ettel Nulty
New through fare between St Newlyn East to Perranporth!
New special through fares between St Newlyn East/Zelah to Perranporth! Western Greyhound has introduced a new £3 through fare from St Newlyn East/Zelah to Perranporth. (£1.50 fare for Cornish Key Card holders!) For more information, click here
Increased frequency of service 585/587 (Newquay-Perranporth-Truro) from 3rd January 2006! Due to the withdrawal of service 87 by First Devon & Cornwall, Western Greyhound increased the frequency of service 585/7 from 3rd January 2006. To view the new timetable, click here
New service 527 (St Austell-Boscoppa-Eden) started on 3rd January 2006! Western Greyhound introduced a new service between St Austell and Eden via Boscoppa to replace service X7 which was withdrawn by First Devon & Cornwall. You can buy a fast-track admission ticket to Eden on the bus. To view the new timetable, click here
New timetables from 25th September 2005
Western Greyhound started its new winter timetables on Sunday 25th September 2005. Summer timetables will start on Sunday 9th April 2006.
Great news for travellers
Many services have been increased in frequency. With the difficulty of parking in places like Truro, Treliske Hospital, Newquay and Plymouth, it makes sense to use the bus!
Looe to Liskeard branch line
We have introduced the Looe Valley Ranger ticket at £3.50 adult or £7 family of up to five people (no more than two adults).You can buy this on any 573 bus or Wessex train between Liskeard and Looe and use it on both buses or trains for the whole day. A great way to spend a day out in the Looe Valley! It is available any time, any day, and can even be used as far as Polperro on Sundays! For the 573 timetable, click here. For more information about Wessex trains, click here.
Great news for Concessionary Key Card holders!
You are able to use your card at any time on Western Greyhound buses! No more waiting until after 0845. Not only that, but the price of Concessionary Day Rover tickets has been reduced to just £2.50! With the expanded Western Greyhound network, this has to be the bargain of the century. Just get on any Western Greyhound bus, show your card, ask the driver for a Concessionary Day Rover, hand over your £2.50 and you have complete freedom of our network.
And even better news for Concessionary Key Card holders!
From 1st April 2006, you will be able to travel free on all Western Greyhound buses!
Newquay Manor Road Bus Station
Western Greyhound buses now use the new bus station in Manor Road and no longer stop at the “old” bus station in East Street. Buses also stop at the new stop outside the Post Office in East Street. Stand numbers have now been allocated at the bus station for each service to make it easier to find your way around and these are shown in each timetable.
The new Travelshop is now open at the Manor Road Bus Station where you can obtain travel information, book coach tours and private hire and also book your National Express tickets. Opening hours are 0745 to 1815 on Mondays to Fridays and 0745 to 1545 on Saturdays. The office is also open on summer bank holidays and most peak summer Sundays
Use Western Greyhound tickets on other buses!
Return tickets issued on Western Greyhound buses are now accepted by First, Truronian, Hopleys and Summercourt Travel buses for the return journey on the section of route between Threemilestone, Treliske Hospital and Truro City Centre. Western Greyhound will also accept tickets issued by these other operators. So, don’t get a single ticket, buy a return and start making great savings!
National Express bookings and enquiries Western Greyhound is now the local agent for National Express bookings and enquiries at the new Manor Road Bus Station.
Open-top sightseeing bus round Newquay
The open-top sightseeing tour has now finished for the 2005 season. Watch out for details of the 2006 tours!.
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