Getting here by car
- Well signposted from A30 and A391/390
- Free parking/electric vehicle charging points
Just outside St Austell on the south coast of mid Cornwall, Eden is well signposted from the A30 from Exeter and the A391/390 from Plymouth.
If you’re coming from outside Cornwall, take the M5 southbound to Exeter, where the motorway splits. Take the A30 and exit at the Innis Downs junction (A391), then take the signs for Eden.
Using a sat nav to find us
- Postcode for satnavs: PL24 2SG
Please note that some sat navs direct traffic along narrow roads to get to Eden. For example, westbound traffic from the A390 is sometimes taken from St Blazey via Cornhill Road to the Eden Project. We do not recommend taking this narrow route. It is better to continue to the A391 and follow the signs to Eden from there.
Delays from roadworks until 29 December
Please note that there are two-way traffic controls at roadworks on the A391 between Stannary Road and Scredda Roundabout (Carluddon, near St Austell) - so you may need to allow extra time to arrive at the Eden Project if you are coming from this direction. Get more information.
Parking at the Eden Project
There is ample free visitor parking at Eden. From the car parks, you can either walk down to the visitor entrance and ticket desks or take a free park and ride bus. Unfortunately, no overnight parking is permitted.
Visitors are welcome to park motorhomes or campervans in the car park, and we can accommodate these in our coach park if they are oversized.
We also offer shaded car parking for dog owners.
Car share your journey to Eden
If you fancy some company, want to save money on fuel or reduce your carbon footprint, you might find someone to share your journey through the national Liftshare network.
Standard / fast charging points
We have two electric vehicle charging points in our Banana car park; a standard and a fast charger, which are free of charge for our visitors to use and operate on a first come, first served basis.
Superfast charging points
You can also access a rapid 50kW point in Melon car park, which is available for public use during Eden’s opening hours, and which customers pay to use. It is operated through ChargePoint Genie, with whom car owners must register to make use of the charging point. You can see online when this and other local charging points are in use/available.
It’s part of a new network of fast and superfast electric vehicle charging points across Cornwall, Plymouth and West Devon. Find out more on the Cornwall Council website.
For more information about the payment mechanism or to report a charger fault, please call ChargePoint Genie on 020 3598 4087. Phones are operated 24/7.