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

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Train  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Penzance

£135 - £309

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Bus  •  12h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Penzance National Express

£21 - £28

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Bus, train  •  11h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to North Greenwich Station M2
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance

£138 - £364

Drive  •  5h 53m

  1. Drive from Folkestone to Penzance 349.3 miles

£55 - £85

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newquay, night bus, train  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newquay (NQY) LHR - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Redruth
  4. Take the train from Redruth to Penzance

£87 - £415

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance

£123 - £500

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY

£111 - £464

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY

£140 - £567

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Penzance is to bus which costs £20 - £29 and takes 12h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Penzance is to drive which costs £55 - £85 and takes 5h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone to Penzance. However, there are services departing from Folkestone, Radnor Park and arriving at Penzance via Canterbury and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Folkestone to Penzance. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at Penzance via King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 20m.

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The distance between Folkestone and Penzance is 303 miles. The road distance is 349.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Penzance without a car is to train which takes 7h 20m and costs £130 - £310.

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It takes approximately 7h 20m to get from Folkestone to Penzance, including transfers.

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

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Folkestone to Penzance train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Folkestone Central station.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Penzance is to train which takes 7h 20m and costs £130 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £29 and takes 12h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Penzance.
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  • Distance: 303.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 20m

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

You can take a train from Folkestone to Penzance via St Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 7h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Folkestone to Penzance via Canterbury, Bus Station, Canterbury, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 12h 31m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £440
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£60 - £400
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £500
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£45 - £130
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £480
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £650
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£160 - £340
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£200 - £800
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£30 - £45
1st Class
£40 - £60
Train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£29 - £45
1st Class
£35 - £55
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Penzance
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£100 - £250
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day 1st Class
£180 - £250
Anytime Day
£100 - £130
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £110
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £110
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Train from Redruth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £19
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day 1st Class
£13 - £19
Anytime Day
£8 - £10
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£65 - £190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£65 - £80
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £190
Train from Redruth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£21 - £95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£21 - £26
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £95
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Redruth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
£3 - £5
1st Class
£13 - £20
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to North Greenwich Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
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 Canterbury to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
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National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Penzance
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £15
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National Express
Night bus from Newquay to Redruth
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £6
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National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Canterbury to London
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Folkestone to Penzance is 349 miles. It takes approximately 5h 53m to drive from Folkestone to Penzance.

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Flybe offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Newquay Airport.

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There are 1165+ hotels available in Penzance. Prices start at £75 per night.

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