Getting Here

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

By Plane

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 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 »

Please note that Blue badge holders with Nil and Disabled tax discs are currently entitled to free parking in Cornwall Council car parks but have to register with Cornwall Council before their arrival. Please contact the CC Parking Service mentioning your Nil and Disabled vehicle’s make, model and registration number.
Address: Parking Services, PO Box 664, TR1 9DH

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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