Travel Advice and Guidance

Complementary buses are provided at key times during the conference (wednesday afternoon from Penryn station to campus, to/from campus to the beach party on Thursday), please see our delegate page for further information.  Private taxis are avialble locally,  options are given below.

There are a number of affordable options for how to get to Agile on the Beach. Flights from Gatwick/Manchester to Newquay from £70 Rtn, Paddington – Falmouth train £130, Car, approx 4 hours from London. (approximate pricing – please see various travel providers for best prices.  Please see our Venue and Accommodation page for details of Campus accommodation and a campus map.

Travel Sharing

There are usually a number of people travelling to the conference either by train or plane on the Wednesday, there is often conversation on twitter, @agileonthebeach and where possible we will help to link up anyone looking to travel share.  Please use the #agileotb hashtag on twitter to connect with others travelling.


Please note there is NO parking in the car park by the AMATA Centre, access in Red is for loading/unloading only.

Complementary taxis will run from Penryn Station on Wednesday afternoon, please see our delegate page for further details

  • Campus & Conference Venue Attendees : Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA), Falmouth University, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9LX
  • Deliveries/vehicle access to AMATA, Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, Parkengue, Penryn, TR10 9EP. T: 01326 253451   Please note : For deliveries please use the Parkengue postcode (TR10 9EP) and for campus as a whole and access to accommodation etc please use TR10 9LX.
  • Beach party venue : Gyllyngvase Beach, Gylly Beach Cafe, Cliff Rd, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4PA

Getting to the Penryn Campus, for directions visit:


For getting from London to Cornwall we recommend the train as the most scenic and enjoyable option to Agile on the Beach, it can be a long journey so we suggest you take the time to enjoy the trip and look for others travelling down to the conference too!  You can link up with them using twitter and our hashtag #agileotb

The nearest train station to the campus is Penryn. It’s about 5 hours from London Paddington with usually just one change in Truro and there are frequent services throughout the day.  There are also Cross Country trains via Plymouth from the North.   Penryn has its own train station stop on the Maritime Line branch. The Maritime Line can be joined at Truro train station. There are frequent direct services across the UK to Truro. At Truro, change to the Maritime Line branch service to Falmouth and alight the train at Penryn station.  The journey brings you through some wonderful countryside and coastal routes.

The station is about a twenty minute uphill walk to campus or a short taxi journey from Penryn station. There is also a sleeper service.  For timetabling contact National Rail Enquiries: Tel: 08457 484950 or visit   Great Western Railway  Local Taxi details are below (there is no taxi rank at the station)


The closest airport to the campus is Newquay and is approximately 40km from Penryn. Car hire and taxi services are also available at Newquay Airport. If using public transport you will need to take a bus from the airport to Newquay and then another bus to Penryn. A typical total journey time is 1.5 to 2 hours.

For hire car information visit For public transport connections visit

If you are coming to the conference by air, please let us know (email when you are due to arrive/depart and we will try to co- ordinate shared transport across to the campus.


• Take the A30 west from Exeter until you reach the A39 sign-posted Truro
• Drive through Truro following signs A39 to Falmouth
• Follow the A39 towards Falmouth until you come to the Treliever roundabout where you will see signs to the Penryn Campus
• At Treliever roundabout take the first exit and the Campus is on the right

Please note: We advise that satellite navigation systems are not used to locate Campus. Please follow signs for Penryn Campus. 


National Express coaches stop in Penryn and buses U1, 2, 41 and 88 run from Falmouth Moor, via Penryn, to the University.  For timetables contact National Express: Tel: 08705 010104 or visit

For bus services within the southwest visit


The taxi companies listed here are provided for information only and are not recommendations of the event, Falmouth University or the University of Exeter.

Abacus: 01326 212141
Able Cabs: 01326 373007
Century Taxis: 01326 212000
Checkers Taxis: 01326 212127
Falmouth & Penryn Radio Taxis: 01326 315194


Parking is available in the main campus car park.  There is no parking immediately beside the AMATA Performance Centre, but there is access for loading and unloading of equipment.  Pay as you leave parking barrier system.  Disabled parking facilities are available on campus. Please follow signage as you arrive on campus.