Maritime Line


Visit Falmouth and explore its glorious harbour, beaches, art galleries, maritime heritage and more. Enjoy a boat trip on the Fal River, or try your hand at kayaking, windsurfing or snorkelling.

By train it’s a mere 20-minute hop from Truro, with no parking to worry about. An off-peak day return costs just £4.80. Buzzing with life, Falmouth holds an International Sea Shanty Festival each June, and a wide range of sailing events.

  • Pair of Tudor castles
  • Historic gardens
  • Rock pooling
  • Independent shops


Boat trips – Enjoy a wildlife-watching “sea safari” or take the ferry for unparalleled views of the twin castles of Pendennis and St Mawes. Plan your trip on the Fal River website.

Castles Pendennis and St Mawes castles were built by Henry VIII and make a wonderful visit for all the family. Enjoy interactive exhibits for all the family and great views from the top of the keep.

Gardens – Dating back more than a century, Falmouth’s gardens are a great place to explore sub-tropical plants or relax to the music from the bandstand.

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Falmouth Highlights

Four fantastic beaches

Falmouth has four beautiful beaches which are great for families. Sun bathe on the golden sand, go rock pooling, or take to the water for dinghy sailing, kayaking or windsurfing. By train, get off at Falmouth Town for Gyllyngvase beach, or Falmouth Docks for Castle beach.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Visit the multi-award winning National Maritime Museum to explore our dramatic relationship with the sea. Across 15 galleries on five floors, hear gripping stories of endurance and courage, zip yourself into a survival pod or board a rescue helicopter. All just a two-minute walk from Falmouth Town station.

Falmouth Station Information

Falmouth has two stations: Falmouth Town and Falmouth Docks. Falmouth Town is the more central of the two, and recommended for most trips. If starting your journey from either station, please note that they do not have ticket offices or ticket machines, so you should buy your ticket from the guard once you are on the train. Both stations have step free access. You can hire a car outside the station with Co-Cars. Falmouth Town station, Avenue Road, Falmouth, TR11 4AZ


Buying Tickets to Falmouth

Truro to Falmouth



Off-Peak Day Return. Valid after the morning peak, and anytime at weekends or Bank Holidays.

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Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

1h 55min

Approximate journey time




Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

1hr 35min

Approximate journey time


Maritime Line

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