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Duration 6h 36m
Distance 334.4 miles
Average price £180
Frequency 11/day

Trip overview

The average train between Chelmsford and Penzance takes 6h 36m and the fastest train takes 6h 4m. The train service runs several times per day from Chelmsford to Penzance. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Chelmsford
  2. London Paddington
  3. Penzance
7h 6m
Bookable on Rome2rio
£115 - £152

Chelmsford to Penzance train times

Trains run every two hours between Chelmsford and Penzance. The earliest departure is at 13:56 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Chelmsford is at 22:40 which arrives into Penzance at 08:00. All services require a transfer, and take on average 6h 36m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Penzance. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Penzance via Liverpool Street station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 6m.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Penzance is 286 miles. The road distance is 334.4 miles.

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Chelmsford to Penzance train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Chelmsford station.

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Chelmsford to Penzance train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Penzance station.

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There are 548+ hotels available in Penzance. Prices start at £75 per night.

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