There are many ways to save money on standard bus fares, the return ticket being the most obvious. All operators offer reductions for children, toddlers usually being able to travel free of charge (under 5s or under 3s, depending on the operator).
Falmouth Public Transport Info
Each bus company has its own special money saving tickets and here are just a few of the offers available:
Falmouth Shuttle Bus
The Falmouth Town Shuttle Bus links the car parks and Falmouth’s Town railway station on the eastern edge of the town with the main streets and attractions. Operating from Monday to Saturday, the Minibus departs every 20 minutes from the Quarry car park (entrance) running via The Moor (for Town Hall, Library, Art Gallery and Piazza with Packet Memorial) before moving onto the Dell car park, Woodlane (University) and Killigrew St..
Concession Card Holders travel free, and the good news is that the fare is £1 - a flat rate with “Hop On ~ Hop Off” as often as you like.
FirstDay South West
(Due to the acquisition of Truronian, the following tickets are also valid on Truronian branded services.)
This good value ticket offers unlimited travel throughout the South West whether for shopping, seeing friends, visiting tourist attractions or just enjoying the view. Travel all over Cornwall or even take a trip into Devon for only £6.70 adult, £5.70 senior, £5.50 child, while for a family (of up to 5, where no more than 2 are adults), the ticket is fantastic value at £16.50. FirstDay Cornwall tickets are available at £6.50 adult and £4.30 child. Regular travellers can also purchase weekly and monthly tickets. www.firstgroup.com
Western Greyhound Day Explorer
Buy a Day Explorer on any Western Greyhound bus for just £7 (adult) and £4.50 (child) . This can be used on Western Greyhound's entire network and also on Stagecoach Devon and Hookways buses. Families of up to 5 people - where no more than 2 are adults - can travel at double the adult fare, but the family Explorer ticket is a better bargain at just £14. Regular travellers can save money by buying a personalised season-ticket. Tel. 01637 871871 www.westerngreyhound.com
Unlimited travel on most bus and all train services
Get hold of a one-day Ride Cornwall ticket and enjoy unlimited travel throughout Cornwall on all First and Western Greyhound buses as well as CrossCountry and First Great Western train services.
Tickets cost £10 (adult), £7.50 (child) and £20 (family up to 2 adults and 3 children) from any of the above operators. Travel is permitted after 0900 Monday-Friday and at any time on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
The Maritime Line
Connecting Truro to Falmouth the 12 mile, 25 minute journey along The Maritime Line provides the perfect way to combine two of Cornwall's main centres.
Start in the county city of Truro, with its cobbled shopping area, three spired Cathedral, magnificent Georgian and Regency buildings and the Royal Cornwall Museum.
The Maritime Line then sweeps down over the spectacular Perranwell viaduct to Falmouth harbour, where Pendennis and St. Mawes castles stand guard over the Fal estuary, with good views of the harbour from the train around Penryn.
There are two trains per hour operating.
For up to the minute times between Truro and Falmouth visit First Great Western website here.