film & tv conference
4-6 September 2014
School of Film & Television
The Poly, Falmouth
24 Chruch Street
The Penryn Campus is situated approximately four miles from the town of Falmouth. Regular buses (numbers 2, 41, 88, and U1) run between the town centre (The Moor) and the Penryn Campus, with a journey time of approximately 20 minutes. To check bus timetables please visit: firstgroup.com
The Penryn Campus sits above the market town of Penryn, about a 20-minute walk from Penryn train station.
Rail companies operate regular services to Truro from all major British cities. The service from London Paddington to Truro normally takes just over five hours. Change at Truro for branch line services to Falmouth and Penryn. From Truro, the journey times are approximately 20 minutes to Falmouth Town, and 15 minutes to Penryn.
If you are arriving at London Gatwick airport, it is possible to travel to Falmouth by train via Reading. This cuts out the need to travel across London on the underground.
For more information visit: nationalrail.co.uk
You can book your train tickets here: thetrainline.com
Take the A30 from Exeter or the A38 from Plymouth, which joins the A30 at Bodmin. Continue along the A30 and, at the wind farm, watch out for the signpost for the A3076 to Truro. Take this road to Truro where it joins the A39 to Falmouth.
For the Penryn Campus, take the first exit at the Treliever roundabout (about 9 miles from Truro) and approximately 150 metres further, turn right where signposted into the campus. Penryn Campus has a pay and display car park.
For the Falmouth Campus, continue on the A39 into Falmouth. Once in Falmouth, locate the Dell pay and display public car park next to Falmouth Town station (shown on the printable map below), then please use the footpaths shown to reach the University reception.
National Express Coaches also run daily services to Falmouth. Local bus services run between both campuses.
Flights operate between Newquay in Cornwall and London Gatwick and Southend airports. These take about an hour. Newquay airport is approximately 25 miles from Falmouth and Penryn.
The only way you can travel from Newquay Airport to Falmouth is by bus, taxi or hire car. Bus services are infrequent: it would be advisable to telephone Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 or visit traveline.org.uk for details of services, times and fares. Taxis must be booked in advance and the fare to Falmouth will probably be between £45 and £55.
Exeter and Bristol airports operate daily international flights to Europe and beyond. Regular train services run from Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids rail stations to Falmouth and Penryn via Truro.
If you fly to Heathrow Airport, take Heathrow Express to London Paddington and take the train to Truro from there. You can book your train tickets here: thetrainline.com
Car ferry and passenger services to France and Spain sail from Plymouth, which is easily reached by car or by train from Falmouth.