There are 9 ways to get from Chester to Penzance by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train CrossCountry  •  8 h 41 min

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

$172 - $327

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Penzance National Express

$37 - $50

7 alternative options

Train via Cardiff Central  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Penzance

$204 - $354

Bus, train  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S) 5
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Penzance

$201 - $346

Drive  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Penzance 346.3 miles

$70 - $110

Bus to Manchester, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Newquay (NQY) MAN - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Penzance

$72 - $207

Bus to Manchester, fly to Exeter, train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Exeter (EXT) MAN - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance

$132 - $337

Fly Chester to Bristol, train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Chester (CEG) to Bristol (BRS) CEG - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to Penzance

$198 - $399

Train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Crewe to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Penzance

$110 - $422

What companies run services between Chester, England and Penzance, England?

You can take a train from Chester to Penzance via Crewe, Birmingham New Street, and Plymouth in around 8 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Penzance via Birmingham in around 11 h 50 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Chester to Bristol
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Train operators
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $150
Train from Plymouth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Chester to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $150
Train from Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Train from Cardiff Central to Penzance
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$70 - $110
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $260
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $140
Bus operators
easyBus
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Chester to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Penzance
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Newquay to Penzance
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chester to Penzance?

The distance between Chester and Penzance is 387 km. The road distance is 554 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chester to Penzance?

The cheapest way to get from Chester to Penzance is to bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 11 h 50 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chester to Penzance?

The quickest way to get from Chester to Penzance is to drive which takes 5 h 50 min and costs £50 - £80.

Is there a direct train between Chester and Penzance?

No, there is no direct train from Chester to Penzance. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Penzance via Crewe, Birmingham New Street and Plymouth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 41 min.

Is there a direct bus between Chester and Penzance?

No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Penzance. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Penzance via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 50 min.

How long does it take to get from Chester to Penzance?

It takes approximately 8 h 41 min to get from Chester to Penzance, including transfers.