How To Get To Budock Vean

By Car

It takes around five hours to get from London to the heart of Cornwall where Budock Vean is located. Drive along the M4 motorway from London, or M6 from Manchester, and then the M5 to Exeter and finally either the A30, that is mostly dual carriageway, or the A38 through Plymouth and Saltash.

Alternatively if you enter Cornwall from North Devon, there is the scenic Atlantic Highway A39 through Bude which you can join from Junction 27 on the M5. Due to the high volume of traffic on Cornwall's roads during the summer months the main routes can become congested, especially at weekends. Travelling overnight or outside peak rush hours is recommended to avoid delays.

From Truro take the A39 to Falmouth. On the A39 about 4 miles before Falmouth you will pick up the brown tourist information road-signs for Glendurgan and Trebah gardens. Follow these signs through Mawnan Smith and continue past Trebah and after a further ½ mile and a sharp right hand bend you will find the entrance to Budock Vean.

Sat Nav: TR11 5LG  What 3 Words: gloom.glaze.household

We have FREE electric vehicle charging points for guests

By Coach

National Express operate regular services from across the country to Falmouth, 6 miles from Budock Vean. Call 0871 781 8181. See details below for our recommended taxi firm.

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By Rail

Contact Great Western Railway or for train times and fare information on 0345 700 0125 (7am – 10pm every day). Take the mainline service to Truro station, where you need to change trains and go to Platform 1 and catch the branch line service to either Penryn or Penmere. From each of these stations the hotel is approximately a 6 mile trip by taxi, see recommended taxi firm, below.

OFFER: When you book direct with us and arrive by train to Penryn, and are staying 3 nights or more, we'll arrange a taxi to collect you on us. [Applies to 3 night stay DB&B for two people, fare paid one way only, not valid if booking through an online agent such as].

By Air

Arriving by helicopter? You can land a helicopter on the golf course at at Budock Vean with advance notice as there is a risk assessment and flight plan to complete. The co-ordinates are:


Many services now operate direct into Newquay Cornwall Airport.  For the full list of flight routes they have a list of places you can fly to and from Cornwall

Newquay Cornwall Airport website: Click Here

Local Taxis

We recommend this local taxi company. We are approx 6 miles from Falmouth.

Abacus Taxis -  01326 312181


Our Location

Our country house hotel is set in 65 acres of glorious sub-tropical gardens, woodlands and golf course just about a 15 minute drive from the harbour town of Falmouth. With private foreshore on the Helford River we have direct access to the South West Coast Path so a great spot to walk from. We are approximately 6 miles from Falmouth University’s Penryn campus and about an hour’s drive from The Eden Project to the east and Tate St Ives to the west. Cornwall’s cathedral city of Truro is 14 miles away.


Budock Vean Hotel
near Helford Passage
Mawnan Smith
TR11 5LG