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For comprehensive information on flying to the South West please visit our dedicated Flight section on www.visitsouthwest.co.uk where you will find details of all available flights into the region.
To enter the region by motorway from the East, choose the M4, taken from the M25, which links directly to the West Country via Swindon and Bristol. To travel further by motorway into the heart of Devon continue on the M5 terminating at Exeter. The estimated direct journey time from London to Exeter is approximately 3hrs and 30 mins.
For deeper excursions into north or south Cornwall the driver can choose between the A30, crossing the top of Dartmoor and continuing on through Bodmin Moor, or the A38 which lies south of Dartmoor and continues further to coastal regions.
The M3 from London offers the chance to take a more leisurely drive to the West Country once it joins the A303. The dual carriageway gives the opportunity to pass by Stonehenge, and to continue on through small villages and market towns to destinations throughout the South West.
From the Midlands and the North of England, the M6 followed by the M5 offers a superb link to the South West, entering the region at Gloucestershire's northern border to visit the Cotswolds, or pass by Bristol & Bath to go onward to Somerset, Devon, Dorset or Cornwall.
If you'e a Londoner, then why not try the Big Friday Surf Bus, the best route from the city to the waves. Just hop on, chill out, grab a surf magazine from the stash and get to know your fellow urban surfers. With plenty of room for boards and drop-off right at the door of your destination, what could be better?
Campers – Classic VW campervan Hire.
When you’re planning your trip to the South West why not think about hiring a classic campervan while you’re here. A campervan means freedom and it gives you the flexibility to create the holiday you want. You’re not tied to anything except your own impulses. It gives you back choice; when to go, where to go and how long to stay. All hire charges include unlimited mileage, insurance, a drive away tent or awning, cycle rack if required, extra camping beds, all cooking equipment, camping gas, crockery and cutlery – even a disposable barbeque. For more information visit www.oconnorscampers.co.uk or call on 01837 659599.
For further details on traveling by road and rail to the South West, visit the travel page on www.visitsouthwest.co.uk.