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Directions to the Eden Project

The Eden Project is near to the town of St Austell in the county of Cornwall in South West England.

Our full address is:

Eden Project
PL24 2SG

By car

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: PL24 2SG 

Please note: 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. 

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.

Free parking onsite

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 (operating during peak times). 

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. 

Unfortunately, no overnight parking is permitted.

Electric vehicle charging points

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Our 22kW AC charging points for visitors are located in the Banana Car Park, and require use of the Mer Connect app, available via download for iOS and Android. We advise downloading the app ahead of your visit to ensure a speedy plug-in on arrival. Find instructions here.

You have the choice to charge as a guest user or registered user within the app. Alternatively, contactless payment can also be authorised by swiping a compatible charge card e.g. Electroverse. Our charging tariff of 50p/kWh is in line with current public charging rates and covers ongoing operational, maintenance and energy costs.

Outside of peak season there is no time limit on charging during your visit. During peak season, the maximum stay on our EV charging points is 4.5 hours or to full charge (whichever comes first). Thereafter, an overstay fee of 5 pence per minute will apply upon full charge being reached. This is to ensure maximum utilisation and fair access to charging points for all users.

To ensure an enjoyable and relaxing visit, we simply ask EV users to observe our basic principles of EV charging etiquette: 

  • Be considerate of other users on the day. At peak times, please use discretion as to how much charge you might need, particularly if others are in desperate need of some juice!  
  • Keep the area tidy. Please bring your own charging cable and leave the charging point as you found it. 
  • Report any faults or issues using the Mer helpline on (+44)020 3884 2768 or via email

By bus or train

Travelling by train and bus qualifies you for our green travel incentive

Bus service that stops at Eden

Transport for Cornwall's number 28 and 31 services travel directly to the Eden Project, with connecting routes across Cornwall. Please visit the Go Cornwall Bus website to plan your journey.

Railway stations near Eden

We are just a few miles from St Austell railway station, which is on the main line from London Paddington and is well served by buses between St Austell to Eden. You could also take the train to Luxulyan, Bugle or Par, for a more scenic journey or to continue your trip on foot or bike.

Check train timetables and plan your journey via:

On foot or by bike

We'd love you to visit Eden by foot or bike and qualifies you for our green travel incentive. Once you're here, we have bike racks and luggage lockers for you to use.

Directions and maps

  • Explore Cornwall’s mining heritage along the off-road Clay Trails (Eden was built in a clay pit) on 4-5-mile walking/cycling/horse-riding routes. Visit the Clay Trails website for more information. 
  • Walk or cycle the 2.5 miles from Luxulyan railway station (on the Newquay branch line) on a section of the Saints’ Way or country road. 
  • Cycle from St Austell rail and bus station to the Eden Project. You can download directions from St Austell to Eden (PDF) 
  • Follow Sustran’s on-road national cycling route 3, which runs past the Eden Project. 
    See on-road cycling directions to Eden Project

Bike racks and luggage lockers

  • Lock your bike to one of our bike racks, in our patrolled car park.
  • Leave your luggage in our lockers (you’ll need a £1 coin, which is returnable). The lockers are located near the main entrance at our Visitor Centre Park and Ride Bus Stop, as well as at Banana Coach Park.

Hire a Beryl bike

Using a Beryl bike share vehicle is convenient, quick and cost effective.

There is one Beryl bay where you can start and finish your bike ride at Eden.

You can hire a Beryl bike in three easy steps: 

  • Download the app to find your nearest bike. There are multiple Beryl bays located within the St Austell area, including one at the Eden Project.
  • Find your bike and tap to unlock. Off you go!
  • When you get to your destination, park up in a designated Beryl bay. (check the app to find your nearest one), and that's it!

More information is available via on the Beryl website.

From the airport

The nearest airport to Eden is Newquay Cornwall Airport, which is served by flights from across the UK and some European cities.

Getting to Eden from Newquay Cornwall Airport

  • Take a taxi: the airport's official taxi service is Coastline Travel (tel: 01637 880006).
  • Hire a car: there are branches of car hire firms Europcar and Hertz at the airport.
Red, pink, orange and yellow kangaroo paw plants

Our green travel incentive

If you travel to Eden in a planet-friendly way, whether that’s by train and/or bus, on foot or by bike, your party can claim an Eden Guide Book worth £6 on arrival. 

You'll get one Eden Guide Book per party, and if you’re also bringing children aged between 5-16, we’ll add a copy of our Children’s Guide Book, worth £5. 

In order to claim your free gift, please make yourself known to the ticketing team on arrival at the Visitor Centre, and hold onto any train or bus receipts from your journey to us. 

Please note, this offer is available per booked party on your first visit to Eden, not for those returning with their Annual Pass or Membership. Excludes Locals’ Pass Holders, group and schools bookings, Universal Credit and Pension Credit Day Ticket Holders and those visiting for free. Terms and conditions apply. 

Plan your trip to Eden