St Austell

Eden Project

St Austell is a town in Cornwall, England. Many travellers are drawn to the area by attractions such as the Eden Project, a large-scale complex that emulates natural environments and houses plant species from around the world. The town is also known as the centre of the Cornish china-clay industry.

Get in

By train

The Great Western mainline connects St Austell to London Paddington via principle settlements including Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol and Reading. Other services are available to Cardiff. These services, along with all local services within Cornwall, are operated by First Great Western. Other trains are operated by CrossCountry Trains (which operate routes to the North of England and Scotland via Bristol and Birmingham). Train services are frequent with roughly one train every half hour in each direction during the week.

By car

St Austell is well connected by road. St Austell is joined to Cornwall's main road, the A30, by the A391 and to Truro by the A390 (westbound) and to Liskeard (and onwards to Plymouth) by the A390 and then the A38 (eastbound). To Newquay, the A3058 leaves St Austell in a North-Westerly direction.

By plane

Newquay International Airport is around half an hour by car away (or around £25 taxi fare). Newquay Airport is serves destinations including London (Gatwick & Stanstead), Dublin, Leeds Bradford, Bristol, Manchester and Cardiff.

By coach

The vast majority of National Express coach services stop at St Austell Railway Station, destinations include London and Penzance.

Get around

By taxi


Caerhays Castle


St Austell Cornish World is a unique visitor attraction combining shopping and leisure for a great family day out. Here you can browse and shop at Cornish Market World while the children play at Kidzworld, Charlie's offers fun for young adults and The Kids' Academy is an Ofsted approved nursery, pre-school and holiday club.


Whilst visiting St Austell and the Eden project there are many places to stay.

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