For current bus services please see the bus timetable page.
Prowse Cars of Porthcurno
01736 871 786 or 07740 407536
Local taxi with eight seaters and pre-booking available from a long-serving family firm.
Village Taxi of St Buryan
Convenient St Buryan based local taxi.
West Cornwall Cars of St Just
01736 787 473
Serving the whole Land's End area, and offering pre-booking.
First Kernow (FirstBus) 0800 645 1420
BUS 1 / 1A connects Penzance, Porthcurno, Land's End, Sennen, St Buryan, Treen, Lamorna and Newlyn in a circular service - see current timetable. Penzance is about 8 miles from Porthcurno. Penzance bus and coach station is only 50 metres from Penzance train station and Tourist Information Centre on the seafront in the centre of Penzance for National Express and Megabus long distance coaches, Great Western (First Great Western) and Virgin and Southwest Trains services for all destinations, including London, Plymouth and St Ives, and First Kernow (FirstBus) connections to all destinations in Cornwall. There is an overnight sleeper train service between London and Penzance. See Traveline for more info on all public transport in Cornwall and use their journey planner.
FirstBus return tickets are now valid for 5 days, and you can buy an all-day pass for unlimited travel on the day for a person or for a whole family. The all day ticket was previously called a day Explorer ticket, but in 2016 is called a Ride Cornwall ticket and is not valid before 9am on weekdays, as described its page in the Firstbus day pass details on their website. Outside of towns the bus will pick you up and let you off where you ask it to, which is called "hail and ride" meaning you can hail the bus to stop by waving your hand at the driver. Extra services in summer no longer include evening buses, and the very popular open-top 300 bus is no longer clearly a circular service, For many years it did a full circuit of Penwith, including Land's End, Sennen, St Just, Pendeen, Morvah, Zennor, St Ives, Carbis Bay, Lelant, St Erth, Marazion,Penzance, and Newlyn. Hopefully it will return. Details of the new service are at Firstbus 300 service on their website.
To go to the Minack Theatre by bus take Bus 1/1A and get off at the final Porthcurno bus stop at the car park in the Porthcurno valley, beside the Cable Station Inn and opposite the Telegraph Museum. It is about five minutes walk up a steep hill to the Minack from there - the buses do not go up that hill, and there are no buses at night to come back on.
Between Land's End and Pendeen there is now a regular service offered by:
West Penwith Community Bus 0845 201 1359
This previosly served Pendeen, St Just, Sennen, Land's End, St Buryan, St Levan and Porthcurno with a wheelchair accessible and Dial-A-Ride service, Monday to Friday, but now seems to offer only a limited set of fixed local journeys in a few lucky parishes. www.communitybus.co.uk
Western Greyhound Bus
to the Southwest was expected to be reduced when a planned new funding system came into place in 2015. The plan claims to "encourage private sector funding", which to many is a familiar formula for withdrawing public services, then partially replacing them with services of inferior quality and worse staff working conditions and higher fees, so private companies can redirect taxpayers' money to hungry shareholders. Such schemes, as occurred with rail privatisation, are characterised by the term from ancient Greek "kleptocracy". "According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in 2011-12 £184 was spent per head of population on transport in the region. That was the lowest level in the UK and less than a third of the level in London where £644 was spent, according to the ONS." As reported in the BBC news report.