St. Austell travel guide

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You're Going to Love St. Austell

With a population of 23.432, St. Austell is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom.

When to visit St. Austell

St. Austell in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
St. Austell in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to St. Austell


When flying to St. Austell, you’ll arrive at Cornwall Newquay (NQY), which is located 20 km from the city centre.


Great Western Railway is the most popular train carrier serving St. Austell, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from St. Austell to London takes 5h 01m and costs around $86 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about $311 for a 5h 53m trip. Located 9 km from the city centre, St. Austell Roche is the busiest station in St. Austell. Another popular train station is St. Austell Bugle, located 7 km from the centre.


Another option to get to St. Austell is to pick up a car hire from Birmingham, which is about 310 km from St. Austell. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Easirent, among others, in Birmingham.


National Express operates bus routes to St. Austell. From Exeter, the bus ride to St. Austell takes 201 km and will cost you around $49. From Bristol, the ticket costs about $68 for a journey of 435 km. The most popular bus station is St. Austell Holmbush, located 1.2 km from the city centre of St. Austell. St. Austell Tregorrick is also a commonly used station, and is 2.2 km from the city centre.

Airports near St. Austell

Airlines serving St. Austell

British Airways
Good (2,039 reviews)
Good (622 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (581 reviews)
Good (2,462 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (440 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (219 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (554 reviews)
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Good (131 reviews)
Excellent (8 reviews)
Edelweiss Air
Excellent (11 reviews)
Aurigny Air
Excellent (4 reviews)
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Where to stay in St. Austell

Average rates range from around $333 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $611 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of St. Austell

Most booked hotels in St. Austell

Carlyon Bay Hotel
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Esplanade Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Great Western Hotel
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
Duke of Cornwall
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
Travelodge Newquay Seafront
Good (7.6, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in St. Austell

Expect to pay $2.95 per litre in St. Austell (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $35.38 and $47.17. The most frequently booked car type in St. Austell is Mini (Fiat 500 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Class Economy Car or similar) is, on average, 68% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.