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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 (temporarily suspended during the coronavirus pandemic). 

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

We have three fast electric vehicle charging points (7.2kW) in our Banana car park, which are free of charge for our visitors to use and operate on a first come, first served basis.

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 independently 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.

By bus or train

Bus service that stops at Eden

First Group’s number 27 service travels directly to the Eden Project and there are connecting routes across Cornwall. Please visit the First Group 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. 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.

Recharging your e-bike

If you ride an e-bike with a removable battery, Eden will charge up the battery while you visit.

Simply bring your battery and lead down to the ticketing hall with you, and hand it over at the Admission Information Desk. You can then collect it, all charged up, when you are ready to leave.

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.

Flights into Newquay Cornwall Airport

The airport is currently served by flights from:

  • London Heathrow
  • Teesside International Airport
  • Leeds-Bradford
  • Dublin
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Alicante
  • Dusseldorf
  • Faro

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.

Plan your trip to Eden