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Falmouth University College

Top tips for travelling by train

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Peak and off peak

Off-peak is when tickets are cheaper and you can use your Student Railcard. Generally, off-peak is after 9.30am, but this isn’t always the case.

Locally, on the Maritime Line (between Falmouth. Penryn and Truro), the first off-peak train from Falmouth is at 8.50am and from Truro the first off-peak train is at 9.20am.

Ride Cornwall

The Ride Cornwall ticket, for just £13, allows you to use trains and most buses in Cornwall for one day, after 9am on weekdays and at any time on weekends.

Student Railcard

You don’t have to be 16-25 to have a student railcard. If you are over 25 and in full-time study you are also eligible to buy one.

Advance booking

The best value fares are released 12 weeks in advance so if you know when you want to travel, get in quickly and you can get some cheaper fares. Great Western Railways  and Crosscountry trains do not charge a booking fee when you book through their website, whereas other websites such as The Trainline do. .

For the most up to date information on rail travel and fares travelling from Penryn and Falmouth go to


Rail passengers are only allowed to take two large bags and one small bag on trains. Unless you have booked assistance you need to be able to carry your own luggage so don’t take too much or you might be refused. If you do have a lot of luggage it may be easier to get it delivered via who offer a door to door service, and a 15% student discount.

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16 July 2019


Penryn Campus gardens and grounds have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world, for the third year in a row.