Getting Here

How to get to Sands Resort by car, train or plane

Arriving by car – How to best avoid the summer holiday traffic in Cornwall 

During the Summer holidays and especially on Saturdays there can be long delays on the roads coming into Cornwall. One of the major points for traffic jams is the road coming over Bodmin Moor into Cornwall when 2 lanes are merged into 1. This causes traffic queues. If you hit a traffic queue then you might want to try the following small diversion in order to leapfrog a few miles down the queue:

As you pass the tuning off the A30 for JAMAICA INN & BOLVENTOR you will be approaching queue.
Go past the turning with a sign marked WARLEGGAN & COLLIFORD TAVERN & CAMP SITE
Ahead you will see a bridge that crosses over the A30.
Just 50 meter before you get to the bridge there is a hidden turning on the left marked TEMPLE NOT SUITABLE FOR A30 TRAFFIC
Take this turn left and cross cattle grid.
TAKE CARE you are now on the moor and sheep, horses and cattle may leap into the road in front of you.
Road is single track so go slow around corners.
Stay on this road and pass straight through hamlet of Temple.
Carry on until you re-join the A30 having missed a mile of queues.
Turn left and join traffic, dual carriageway starts again 1 mile ahead.

By Air

The Hotel is about three miles from Newquay Airport, that’s about a ten minute trip by car. It’s worth checking with the airport and flight companies to see if there are any seasonal changes to flight paths before booking your holiday.

The following routes have inbound flights to Newquay:

  • Flybe and EasyJet flies from various locations in the UK, France, Switzerland and Germany.
  • Skybus flies between Newquay and the Isles of Scilly. Day trips available.
  • Lufthansa flies from Düsseldorf to Newquay.

Full timetables for services can be found at

Taxis can be pre-booked by the hotel and will cost somewhere in the region of £10-£15 pounds.

By train

If you are thinking of travelling by train, book your tickets well in advance of your holiday as the trains can get busy during peak periods. Travel to Newquay or Bodmin Parkway.

Bodmin Parkway is on the main line. Tickets should be cheaper and the trip is shorter. But it is a longer taxi ride which will cost about £35.

Newquay is on a branch line so you will need to change at Par. It can be a long trip so stock up with lots of things to do. On the plus side it’s a shorter taxi ride to the hotel!

For good deals on train tickets click here »

By Car

Sat Nav users can easily add our postcode TR7 3LX to their device before setting off. The hotel is about a 90 minutes drive from Exeter obviously depending on traffic.

Or just click on this link for directions »

For more information, please phone us on 01673 872 864.

Taxi and tours

Biotravel are our chosen Taxi and Tour company.

They have a range of 12 modern, environmentally friendly vehicles to carry 1 to 16 passengers with plenty of luggage space and child seats available.

The vehicles are the greenest in Cornwall. They run on a blend of Recycled Biofuel and are tuned to reduce CO2 emissions. They have uniformed and friendly staff as well as knowledgeable guides for trips and tours around Cornwall. If you are flying into Newquay they are conveniently based in the arrivals hall at the airport.

Please see the price list below for the most popular destinations. Alternatively please ring Biotravel directly on 01637 860006 or log on to to get a quote.

rate 1 rate2 or
Destination. from/to Sands Resort. 1-4 pax 5-8 pax 9-16 pax
Newquay Centre/zoo £6.00 £9.00 £12.00
Newquay Airport £12.00 £18.00 £24.00
Truro £35.00 £52.50 £70.00
Padstow £25.00 £37.50 £50.00
Bodmin Parkway £40.00 £60.00 £80.00
Dairyland £12.00 £18.00 £24.00
Crealy Adventure £28.00 £42.00 £56.00
Eden Project £30.00 £45.00 £60.00
Old Macdonalds Farm £15.00 £22.50 £30.00
Springfields £20.00 £30.00 £40.00
Screech Owl Sanctuary £20.00 £30.00 £40.00
Day trips. 8hrs.
North Cornwall £200.00 £250.00 £300.00
Moors and East Cornwall £200.00 £250.00 £300.00
Helston and the Lizard. £200.00 £250.00 £300.00
St Ives and Lands End £200.00 £250.00 £300.00
Wildlife and Beach Safari £200.00 £250.00 £300.00
Cornish Gardens £200.00 £250.00 £300.00

Car Rental

Our partner Hertz at Newquay Airport offers special rates for our guest. So if you wish to be flexible and make most of your time in Cornwall please click here for best rates »


If you have any questions or would like to know more, please ring us on 01637 872 864 or send an email to


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