Getting Around Hayle and Gwithian

Our guide to public transport in and from Hayle will help you get about by train, bus, taxi or even e-bike!

Travelling by car to Hayle couldn’t be easier; the A30 arrives at Loggans Moor roundabout where exiting right takes you directly into the town so no long country lanes to negotiate to arrive at your holiday cottage in Hayle.

Hayle has a small harbour as well as a tidal estuary and beaches that stretch for miles and miles so we find the best way to get around when staying in Hayle is on foot. The town has a main road running through it with the water on one side and homes, shops, restaurants and cafes on the other. There are benches that line the harbourside where you can buy a coffee or ice cream from the infamous Mr. B’s ice cream parlour and watch the quiet pace of life on the water. The estuary (Copperhouse Pool) is a haven for wildlife and a gentle walk along King George V Memorial Walk means taking time out to take in the beautiful sights and sounds throughout the seasons. Walk from the estuary towards Hayle beach and within a short stroll you will be sinking your toes into the softest of white sand and gazing at the turquoise sea.


Hayle has a train station and is a branch route from St Erth station; trains from London Paddington to Penzance will stop at St Erth and here it’s all change if you would like to arrive at Hayle, Carbis Bay, Lelant and St Ives. It takes approximately 30 minutes to go from Hayle to St Ives by train and the trains run regularly on the half hour. To see check train times and stations please refer to Great Western Railway website

There is a car park at Hayle train station which is a pay and display and there is a huge park and ride car park at St Erth Station. For more information on the cost, timetables and benefits of using the park and ride in St Erth, check out this website.


The 515 bus runs between Leedstown and Penzance and stops at Hayle, St Erth and Marazion along the way. It runs regularly and, to go from Hayle to Marazion, it takes just half an hour with no stress of parking! You can take a bus between Hayle and Truro using the T1 or T2 tinners way bus by First Bus but, be warned, it takes an hour and three-quarters! It would make a lot more sense and we recommend going by train. To reach places further west from Penzance, take the bus from Hayle to Penzance and then look for the LAND bus that will take you along the very beautiful route between Penzance and Land’s End.


If you want to get around but you don’t want the stress of parking or you fancy a tipple, take the easy route and book a taxi. Below is a list of local taxi firms so go ahead and give them a call to see if they can help.


A local taxi firm in Hayle. For more information, give them a call on 01736 756565

A local taxi firm in Hayle, for more information give them a call on 07902 192090

A local taxi firm in Hayle, for more information give them a call on 01736 754000

A local taxi firm covering Penzance area, for more information give them a call on 07920 105270

A local taxi firm covering Penzance area, for more information give them a call on 01736 763400

Electric Vehicle charge points

Many more families have either hybrid or fully-electric powered cars and so when you arrive near or in Hayle, you may want to know where you can charge your car. See our list below of local charge points plus refer to to search for charge points in readiness for your journey to Cornwall.

50 kW, 43kW and 22kW charge points.

An electric vehicle charging point in St Erth. For more information and prices, please refer to Genie Point website

8 superchargers, available 24/7, up to 250kW, CCS compatible only

1 Tesla Connector, up to 22kW.

Available to the public. Self-park.

Parking in Hayle

If you haven’t booked a self-catering cottage in Hayle but are visiting for the day, you may want to drive in, park up and mooch for a while. There are two council car parks in Hayle and then another at Gwithian Towans and Lelant. Commercial Road is a good place to park if you want to be in central Hayle. From here you can walk to Copperhouse Pool estuary and on to Hayle beach or head towards Foundry Square beneath the viaduct in the other direction. Foundry Square is a convenient little car park if visiting Feed street food, The Salt Bar or Sanders Fish and Chips. Gwithian Towans car park is ideal for visiting the towans and Gwithian beach as well as walk to the nature reserve behind the beach called St Gothian Sands.

84 spaces – disabled parking – location code 8338

57 spaces – disabled parking – location code 8425

275 spaces – disabled parking – location code 8428 – hardcore/ shale surface

Hire a bike

Sometimes packing your own bike is not an option when coming on holiday to Cornwall; there’s simply no room! So we have collated a list of bike hire places in and around Hayle. We recommend an e-bike for those who aren’t used to cycling hills; Cornwall is deceptively hilly!

Hayle Cycles is an independent cycle shop in Hayle, West Cornwall.

They stock a comprehensive range of bikes, components, accessories, and clothing from top brands such as Merida, Merckx, Surly, Raleigh, Thompson and many more. They pride themselves on offering a very personal service and that’s because they love bikes and cycling! Hayle Cycles is on hand to help whether you’re looking for bicycles – conventional or electric, repairs and servicing, or cycle hire. Interested in vintage and classic bikes? If that’s your thing do go and talk to them.

Visit their website for more information or call them on 01736 753825

Fat tyre electric-assisted e-bikes for hire from £12.50. Xpress Bikes can deliver to your self-catering accommodation too!

Xpress Bikes supply a helmet for FREE for ALL hires, plus a FREE hi-vis drawstring bag with a complimentary bottle of water for 4 hours and over hires. They also supply one tool kit and one first aid kit per hire booking party. Child Tandem Bikes and Trailers are also available for hire. Trailers will take two toddlers up to 40kg combined weight. Xpress Bikes also has a selection of great bike routes on their website to follow to explore the most beautiful surrounding coastline.

Visit their website for more information or call 01736 447060

Go By Cycle promises bikes for everyone whether it’s for touring, training, or if you are on holiday with family and friends. Go By Cycle will deliver to your accommodation, at a time to suit you.

Their electric bike hire uses German-made e-bikes from Kalkhoff which cover up to 93 power-assisted miles a day. In Cornwall, with our incredible landscape, these can cover 50 miles plus (depending on your route) making them perfect for touring or exploring.

All Go By Cycle’s equipment is checked before delivery and supplied with helmets, pumps, locks and puncture repair kits, including spare inner tubes.

Visit their website for more information or call them on 07950 774067