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What's the easiest route to Cornwall from the States

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What's the easiest route to Cornwall from the States

Ideally we'd fly as close as is reasonable from Atlanta then rent a car. We could fly direct to London or Manchester then take a train to Exeter or Bodmin then pick up the car or perhaps fly to Amsterdam then Exeter, etc. Don't relish too much driving after an overnight flight.

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1. Re: What's the easiest route to Cornwall from the States

I'd fly to Bristol via Amsterdam with KLM then train from there.

Don't go to Manchester as that's a couple hundred miles the wrong way

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2. Re: What's the easiest route to Cornwall from the States

i wouldn't recommend a flight to Manchester, which lies in the North West of England and would be a very long drive to Cornwall, or a long train trip, probably requiring a change of train. The best international gateway would be one of the London airports, or Amsterdam. It's quite a long drive from London (either Heathrow or Gatwick) and the journey could take up to 4 hours (230-250 miles) to get to the entry point of Cornwall. Possibly you could fly from Amsterdam to Exeter (although some flights require a change of plane at London Gatwick), or better get a flight from London to Newquay, Cornwall's main local airport.

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3. Re: What's the easiest route to Cornwall from the States

Fly to Heathrow and then take train(s) to Plymouth.

Get some sleep before driving from there.

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There are some direct flights from the States to Bristol from Orlando.....don't know how easy it is to get there from where you are.

Used to be some from NY but can't find them. Otherwise it is via Amsterdam or Dublin.

Bristol or Exeter is a straight drive down the motorway to Cornwall.

Personally I would go non stop Atlanta to London Heathrow - because you will be tired I would take the train to Exeter, relax & watch the English countryside change as you travel, rest overnight, enjoy Exeter and then drive down to Cornwall.

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5. Re: What's the easiest route to Cornwall from the States

I would be another to recommend flying direct to Heathrow, and then either coach or train to wherever you are staying in Cornwall and pick up a car there.

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6. Re: What's the easiest route to Cornwall from the States

Dear DEA,

Have a look at US Airways via Philadelphia to London-Gatwick and then onwards direct to Newquay Cornwall on Flybe. Might actually also work out slightly cheaper than direct to Heathrow.

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7. Re: What's the easiest route to Cornwall from the States

US Airways flights from PHL use London Heathrow rather than Gatwick. From March the US flights from CLT to LGW will shift to LHR as well, leaving VS flights to and from Florida and LAS the only direct services from the States to Gatwick.

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8. Re: What's the easiest route to Cornwall from the States

Brilliant and so quick! Cheers! My advise would then be: Fly to Heathrow and make your way via coach to Gatwick where you pick up the Newquay flight.

Cheers,

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9. Re: What's the easiest route to Cornwall from the States

Wouldn't there be a problem with baggage then though? Most flights from the US have a much more generous baggage allowance than Fybe, something for the OP to bear in mind.

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10. Re: What's the easiest route to Cornwall from the States

Don't rule out Manchester, you wouldn't have to drive, or take the train from Manchester to Cornwall. Flybe have a Manchester to Newquay service, the flight takes an hour and a quarter. Delta fly into Manchester from Atlanta.

Good luck!

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