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

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Train  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the train from Falmouth Town to Truro
  2. Take the train from Truro to Penzance

£17 - £108

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Bus  •  1h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Falmouth, The Moor A to Penzance, Bus Station U4 / ...

£4 - £6

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Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Falmouth to Penzance 26.6 miles

£55 - £70

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Falmouth to Penzance 26.6 miles

£4 - £6

Falmouth to Penzance by train

The train journey time between Falmouth and Penzance is around 1h 20m and covers a distance of around 37 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 4m. Operated by Great Western Railway and CrossCountry, the Falmouth to Penzance train service departs from Falmouth Town and arrives in Penzance. Typically 183 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Falmouth to Penzance train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Falmouth to Penzance is to drive which costs £4 - £6 and takes 38 min.

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The fastest way to get from Falmouth to Penzance is to taxi which takes 38 min and costs £55 - £70.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Falmouth, The Moor A and arriving at Penzance, Bus Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Falmouth to Penzance. However, there are services departing from Falmouth Town and arriving at Penzance via Truro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 25m.

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The distance between Falmouth and Penzance is 21 miles. The road distance is 26.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Falmouth to Penzance without a car is to train which takes 1h 25m and costs £17 - £110.

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It takes approximately 1h 25m to get from Falmouth to Penzance, including transfers.

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Falmouth to Penzance bus services, operated by First Kernow, depart from Falmouth, The Moor A station.

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

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The best way to get from Falmouth to Penzance is to train which takes 1h 25m and costs £17 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £6 and takes 1h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Falmouth to Penzance.
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  • Distance: 20.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 25m

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

You can take a train from Falmouth to Penzance via Truro in around 1h 25m. Alternatively, First Kernow operates a bus from Falmouth, The Moor A to Penzance, Bus Station once daily, and the journey takes 1h 42m. National Express also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Falmouth Town to Truro
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£6 - £8
Anytime Day 1st Class
£10 - £14
Train from Truro to Penzance
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£11 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£19 - £26
Bus operators
First Kernow
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Falmouth, The Moor A to Penzance, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
First Kernow
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 Falmouth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Falmouth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Treble One Cabs
Phone
+44 1326 210 111
Radio Taxis Falmouth
Phone
+44 1326 313 131
Website
falmouthtaxi.co.uk
Abacus & Falmouth Taxis
Phone
+44 1326 212 141
Website
falmouthtaxis.com

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Falmouth to Penzance bus services, operated by First Kernow, arrive at Penzance, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Falmouth to Penzance is 27 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Falmouth to Penzance.

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