How to get toThe Lost Gardens of Heligancar-free

Visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s surprisingly easy to find The Lost Gardens of Heligan car-free.

From bus stand B outside St Austell railway station, bus 24 and bus 23 run a few times per day to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Bus G3 can be booked in advance.

There are trains to St Austell from: Plymouth (1 hour), Penzance (1 hour), Exeter (2 hours), Bristol (3.5 hours), London (4.5 hours) and Cardiff (4.5 hours).

There is also a Summer-Only ferry service from Fowey to Mevagissey, about 1.5 miles walk from Heligan, or a short bus ride.

There is also an off-road link to the Lost Gardens from the Coast and Clay Cycle Trail. On foot, the gardens are 1½ miles off the South West Coast Path and there is a public footpath up from Mevagissey.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About The Lost Gardens of Heligan

200 acres of subtropical gardens, rescued from neglect in the late 20th-century, paths wind through bamboo tunnels and over rope bridges, under huge tree ferns and flowering creepers.

For any queries about visiting contact The Lost Gardens of Heligan on 01726 845100 or

Address: Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St.Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN. Visit Website