Duration 7h 43m
Distance 196.4 miles
Average price £263
Frequency 9/day

Trip overview

The average train between Penzance and Bournemouth takes 7h 43m and the fastest train takes 6h 54m. The train service runs several times per day from Penzance to Bournemouth. 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. Penzance
  2. Reading
  3. Bournemouth
6h 59m
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£135 - £353

Penzance to Bournemouth train times

Trains run every three hours between Penzance and Bournemouth. The earliest departure is at 16:20 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Penzance is at 17:50 which arrives into Bournemouth at 11:26. All services require a transfer at Reading and take an average of 7h 43m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Penzance to Bournemouth. However, there are services departing from Penzance and arriving at Bournemouth via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 59m.

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The distance between Penzance and Bournemouth is 167 miles. The road distance is 196.4 miles.

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Penzance to Bournemouth train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Penzance station.

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Penzance to Bournemouth train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Bournemouth station.

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