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Getting to Bodmin Railway

Please DO NOT mistake Bodmin General Station for Bodmin Parkway. Bodmin Railway is situated just up from the heart of Bodmin Town Centre.

Visiting by car

From Exeter, take the A30 west via Okehampton and Launceston to Bodmin
From Torbay and Plymouth take the A38 west to Bodmin
From south east Cornwall, including Looe, take the A38 west to Bodmin
From west Cornwall take the A30 east to Bodmin
From Fowey, take the B3268 to Bodmin
From Newquay, take the A392, then the A30 east to Bodmin
From North Cornwall, take the A39 to Wadebridge, then the A389 to Bodmin
Once on the outskirts of Bodmin, follow the brown tourist signs to the “Steam Railway”

If using SatNav, please use the postcode PL31 1AG

The station is ½-mile from the town centre, on the B3268 towards Lostwithiel, and well signposted from the town centre and all the main roads leading into the town.

Car parking

The Railway has its own car park at Bodmin General, directly adjacent to the station, which is FREE to rail users. There are other (Pay & Display) car parks nearby.

Please allow at least 30 minutes to park, collect or purchase tickets and find your seats on the train – longer if using one of the Pay & Display car parks. All trains reverse at Bodmin General.

Bodmin General is our ONLY station that has car parking facilities for our passengers.

Visiting by train

Main line train services (from London, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, etc. and stations in Cornwall) operate to Bodmin Parkway station, which is on the Cornish main line between Plymouth and Penzance.

There is easy cross-platform interchange at Bodmin Parkway with Bodmin Railway services. Trains from the north arrive at Platform 1, trains from the south at Platform 2, whilst our trains have exclusive use of Platform 3.

There are information boards on Platform 2, and in the Buffet on Platform 1, with details of train times and special events etc. Tickets for  Bodmin Railway can be bought from our station Buffet on Platform 1, subject their being space available.

Visit National Rail Enquiries to plan your main line rail journey.

Please note that Event Trains and Santa by Steam trains cannot be joined from Bodmin Parkway. 

Further information about main line train services can be obtained from National Rail Enquiries (Tel: 08457 48 49 50), and NOT from Bodmin Railway.


Visiting on foot or by bicycle

From Padstow and Wadebridge use the Camel Trail to Boscarne Junction station.
From Bodmin and Wenfordbridge use the Camel Trail to Boscarne Junction station.
From Lanhydrock use the old carriage drive to Bodmin Parkway station.
Bicycles travel FREE on Bodmin Railway, subject to accommodation being available. Learn more on our Dogs and Bicycles page.