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There are 4 ways to get from Aberystwyth to Penzance by train, bus or car

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Train  •  10h 8m

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to Penzance

£138 - £226

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Bus  •  13h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penzance National Express

£54 - £75

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 5 to Cardiff, Kingsway M7
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Penzance

£119 - £225

Drive  •  5h 32m

  1. Drive from Aberystwyth to Penzance 308.5 miles

£50 - £75

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The cheapest way to get from Aberystwyth to Penzance is to drive which costs £50 - £75 and takes 5h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Aberystwyth to Penzance is to drive which costs £50 - £75 and takes 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberystwyth to Penzance. However, there are services departing from Aberystwyth and arriving at Penzance via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Aberystwyth to Penzance. However, there are services departing from Aberystwyth and arriving at Penzance via Birmingham New Street and Plymouth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 8m.

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The distance between Aberystwyth and Penzance is 172 miles. The road distance is 308.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberystwyth to Penzance without a car is to train which takes 10h 8m and costs £130 - £230.

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It takes approximately 10h 8m to get from Aberystwyth to Penzance, including transfers.

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Aberystwyth to Penzance bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Aberystwyth station.

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Aberystwyth to Penzance train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Aberystwyth station.

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The best way to get from Aberystwyth to Penzance is to train which takes 10h 8m and costs £130 - £230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £75 and takes 13h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Aberystwyth to Penzance.
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  • Distance: 171.7 miles
  • Duration: 10h 8m

What companies run services between Aberystwyth, Wales and Penzance, England?

You can take a train from Aberystwyth to Penzance via Birmingham New Street and Plymouth in around 10h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberystwyth to Penzance via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 13h 50m.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Aberystwyth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
£18 - £25
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
First Anytime Day Single
£60 - £90
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£70 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Single
£70 - £110
Off-Peak Single
£70 - £110
Train from Plymouth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£24 - £40
Anytime Single
£35 - £55
Off-Peak Single
£28 - £45
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£18 - £28
Advanced Single
£19 - £28
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £60
Train from Cardiff Central to Penzance
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£100 - £190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£50 - £80
Advanced Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£100 - £190
Bus operators
Megabus UK
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Aberystwyth to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£18 - £25
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National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£35 - £50
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Aberystwyth to Penzance bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Penzance station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberystwyth to Penzance is 308 miles. It takes approximately 5h 32m to drive from Aberystwyth to Penzance.

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