5th July, 2017

Visit Looe by scenic Park & Ride train

Drive to Liskeard station (PL14 4DX) and take the scenic branch line to Looe. It’s a great way to swap parking headaches for glorious estuary views. Read on to plan your trip.

About Looe
Looe is a picturesque seaside destination that’s full of character:

Both photos above: Ian Lee (Creative Commons license)

Wander its maze of narrow streets:

Photo: Matty Ring (Creative Commons license)

Go for a paddle on the beach:

Take a walk on the South West Coast Path (get directions):

Enjoy the estuary views from the train:

Parking:
Liskeard station is easy to find (PL14 4DX – see Google Map). The car park opposite Platform 3 has 80 spaces. It costs £1.30 to park all day if you arrive after 10am or any time at weekends (if you arrive before 10am on weekdays it is £2.10). Pay by coins or mobile phone.

Train tickets:
Buy your ticket at Liskeard station ticket office or ticket machine, then go to Platform 3 (down the slope). Adult £4.60, child (5-15) £2.30, under 5s free. Groups of 3 to 9 people buying their tickets together get a third off thanks to the GroupSave discount.

Train times:
From Monday to Saturday trains run roughly every hour until early evening. Reduced Sunday service (until 21 October 2018).

In Looe:
From Looe station it is an 8-minute walk into town, signposted from the station, or 10 minutes to the beach.

Have a great trip!

—————-

Part funded by the Designated Community Rail Development Fund. The Fund is backed by the Department for Transport and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (now Community Rail Network).