Camilla House

Accommodation For The Discerning Traveller

Find out more about the Camilla House and what is on offer.

The Camilla House is the ideal base for those who wish to explore the rich offerings of West Cornwall and further afield.

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Let the Train Take The Strain

Are you getting fed up with the ever increasing cost of diesel & petrol? Is it putting you off driving to Cornwall? Would you like to give up using the car altogether? Well have a look at some of the deals that can be had when traveling by train. We have been pleasantly surprised what a little work and flexibility can do when looking for train fares - check out some of the examples below.

Let the Train take the strain

We used the web site www.thetrainline.com to search for train journeys from major centres in the UK that connect with Penzance by rail - the times shown are the quickest reported for an individual journey from destination to Penzance but some services take slightly longer or less time depending on the option chosen. Prices shown are the 'cheapest' fare illustrated for an adult ticket using the Cheapest Fare Finder option on that web site. This time we have only used the SINGLE fares options as it is sometimes cheaper, but not always, to purchase two single tickets than the return (strange but true!). We also found the RETURN fare to vary depending on when you were looking to return from Penzance.

Also consider the use of the Sleeper service between London Paddington and Penzance as this is a great facility (we have used it ourselves recently and the standard of service was excellent and a lot cheaper than you would imagine).

Journeys were investigated on 1st November 2012 with a view to traveling on the 6th of December 2012 (no particular reason - a random date) after 09.00. We have been checking the fares often and have found that prices do change on a regular basis so it is worth looking as far in advance as possible. Another trick we have used ourselves is to go to your local railway station's ticket office and get the staff to come up with a better deal - they sometimes do!

Station of Origin
Cheapest RETURN
Ticket Price
Cheapest SINGLE
Ticket Price
Fastest
Duration
Glasgow
*
£98.00
11.52
Edinburgh
*
£98.00
10.42
Newcastle
*
£84.50
9.44
York
*
£78.50
8.49
Leeds
*
£78.50
8.22
Manchester
*
£73.00
7.45
Liverpool
*
£73.00
8.08
Cambridge
*
£42.00
6.57
Birmingham
*
£49.00
5.41
Oxford
*
£34.50
5.10
Milton Keynes
*
£106.00
6.25
Gatwick Airport
*
£38.50
6.04
Salisbury
*
£74.00
5.24
Gloucester
*
£32.50
5.12
Cardiff
*
£33.50
6.11
London
*
£32.00
5.05
Bristol
*
£22.50
4.04
Exeter
*
£12.00
3.04
Plymouth
*
£5.50
1.57

* see explanation above as to why we have dropped the RETURN fare this time.