There are 8 ways to get from Chester to Penzance by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Train CrossCountry  •  8 h 51 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

$159 - $300

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Bus  •  11 h 50 min

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

$34 - $44

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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

$189 - $326

Bus, train  •  10 h 30 min

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

$184 - $319

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 1 min

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

$70 - $205

Bus to Manchester, fly to Exeter, train  •  7 h 50 min

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

$125 - $325

Train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  7 h 55 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

$106 - $414

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The cheapest way to get from Chester to Penzance is to bus which costs £26 - £35 and takes 11 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Penzance is to drive which costs £55 - £85 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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

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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 51 min.

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The distance between Chester and Penzance is 242 miles. The road distance is 346.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chester to Penzance without a car is to train which takes 8 h 51 min and costs £120 - £240.

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It takes approximately 8 h 51 min to get from Chester to Penzance, including transfers.

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

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Chester to Penzance train services, operated by West Midlands, depart from Crewe station.

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The best way to get from Chester to Penzance is to train which takes 8 h 51 min and costs £120 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £35 and takes 11 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Chester to Penzance bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Penzance station.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Penzance.
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  • Distance: 242 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 51 min

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 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Penzance via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth 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
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
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
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
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
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Plymouth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
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
$21 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Chester to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
First Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
Train from Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Cardiff Central to Penzance
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $240
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$65 - $100
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $240
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Bus operators
EasyBus
Website
easybus.com
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
easybus.com
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
easybus.com
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 Chester to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Newquay to Penzance
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com

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