Whether you decide to start your Heligan adventure by foot, bike, bus, ferry or car, there are many ways for you to find us.
Good luck and see you soon.
P.S. – Don’t forget your walking shoes!
OS Map reference: SW996471
GPS ref: 050°17' 16.02"N 004°48' 51.73" W
From St Austell
Take the B3273 towards Mevagissey and follow the brown tourist signs to The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Take the A3058 to St Austell. From St Austell, take the B3273 towards Mevagissey and follow the brown tourist signs to The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Take the A390 to St Austell. From St Austell, take the B3273 towards Mevagissey and follow the brown tourist signs to The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
From the M5
Heading South on the M5, join the A30 westbound at Exeter. At the Bodmin roundabout, take the A391 to St Austell. From St Austell, take the B3273 towards Mevagissey and follow the brown tourist signs to The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Please be aware that Sat Nav devices tend to take you along the most direct route and often down a network of single track Cornish lanes; which can be unsuitable for larger vehicles and those not used to driving such roads. We therefore advise that whichever your direction of approach, travelling via St Austell and following the brown tourist signs will be the easiest way to find us.
The Lost Gardens are directly linked to National Cycle Network Route Number 3, providing a safe, virtually traffic-free link to Mevagissey, Pentewan and St Austell.
Should you be staying in the nearby area and looking to explore by bicycle then Pentewan Cycle Hire is conveniently located in the nearby village of Pentewan and is positioned on the aforementioned Cycle Route.
To anyone arriving at the gardens by bicycle, we have a dedicated cycle park within our main car park (located near the entrance) as well as a number of secure lockers (located by the toilets) where you are free to store bags and equipment whilst you explore the gardens.
At the Ticket Office, please make staff aware of your mode of transport to gain a small discount on your admission charge. We like to reward those who reach us in a sustainable way.
We are just 1.5 miles from the South West Coast Path. Whether you are walking from the east or the west, the nearby villages of Pentewan and Mevagissey offer the perfect detour points for you to link up to the footpaths and cycleways that lead you to The Lost Gardens.
St Austell is our nearest railway station and is only 5 miles from the gardens.
There is a TIC office conveniently located within the station, who can advise you on bus links to the gardens on arrival.
There is also a taxi rank immediately outside the station entrance.
For full timetable and other rail enquiries, please click here to visit National Rail Enquiries.
The Travel Cornwall 471 service links Heligan with Mevagissey, Goran and St Austell. Please click here to view this timetable.
Visitors can join these services from St Austell station. Our bus stop is conveniently situated inside the Heligan car park.
Newquay Airport is our closest airport and is only 20 miles from The Lost Gardens.
Flights arrive weekly from Gatwick, Stanstead, Newcastle, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh, Isles of Scilly and Dusseldorf, making this a very easy and convenient travel option.
For flight times and schedules, visit the Newquay Airport website.
A seasonal ferry service operates between the local ports of Fowey and Mevagissey (our nearest harbour) and is only approximately 30 mins (1.5 miles) walk from Heligan. Ask the ferry crew for a map to assist you in reaching the gardens. Please show your ferry ticket at our Ticket Office to receive a small discount on your Garden Admission.
For details of ferry times, visit the Mevagissey Ferries website.