University of Exeter
Falmouth University College

Bus Travel

First Bus Kernow operates buses in Cornwall, including the bus services U1, U2, U3 and U4.

The U1 travels between Truro and Falmouth via Penryn. The U2 travels between Redruth and Falmouth via Penryn. The U3 is an express service from Falmouth Campus and The Moor to the Penryn Campus (it does not travel via Penryn) and runs every 15 minutes during term times. The U4 goes between the Penryn Campus and Penzance. 

The national Megabus also stops at Penryn Campus (and in Falmouth). For more information see

We also operate a bus shuttle to ASDA twice a week from the Penryn Campus bus stop.


Access your free bus travel

The universities are continuing to invest the car parking revenue into encouraging sustainable travel via the buses through up to £50 of free travel for every student or member of staff. 

To access this, please:

1)      Download and register an account on the First Bus app (Apple Store or Google Play) using your university email address

2)      Register for the Cornwall Travel Club using the same details, which will generate a reply email with a verification link

3)      Verify your email by clicking the link, and either log in to the Travel Club account or go to step 4 if you’re already logged in. Make sure you select Penryn Campus Staff and Students or University Students from the Employer drop-down menu

4)      Fill in the form on the Travel Club webpage, or at

5)      Receive your code and use it on the app to get your free travel code

 You can choose from:

• Free 10 day bundle, giving you 10 days of travel anywhere within Cornwall
• Free 20 day bundle for town zone Falmouth and Penryn
• Free monthly pass for Falmouth and Penryn

For more information see: 

If you have any questions about the bus service please contact First Bus Kernow or

21 January 2020


Two World War Two ping pong balls, from Penryn Campus Archives, have been shortlisted for Object of the Year in the Cornwall Heritage Awards.