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There are 10 ways to get from Ireland to Penzance by car ferry, train, bus and ferry, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Car ferry, train via Crewe  •  16h 17m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
  5. Take the train from Plymouth to Penzance

$233 - $422

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  18h 45m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penzance National Express

$45 - $61

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Car ferry, train  •  17h 27m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Penzance

$263 - $427

Train, car ferry  •  17h 21m

  1. Take the train from Grand Canal Dock to Rosslare Europort 4-Y
  2. Take the car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Take the train from Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central
  4. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
  5. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Plymouth
  6. Take the train from Plymouth to Penzance

$242 - $402

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 11m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Rosslare
  2. Take the car ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke
  3. Drive from Pembroke to Penzance

$124 - $174

Fly Dublin to Newquay, night bus, train  •  7h 34m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Newquay (NQY) DUB - NQY
  2. Take the night bus from Newquay to Redruth
  3. Take the train from Redruth to Penzance

$70 - $271

Fly Dublin to Bristol, train  •  8h 58m

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

$136 - $365

Fly Dublin to Exeter, train  •  8h 53m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Exeter (EXT) DUB - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance

$116 - $317

Fly Cork to Bristol, train  •  9h 13m

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

$183 - $469

Fly Dublin to Cardiff, train  •  10h 55m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Cardiff (CWL) DUB - CWL
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
  3. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Plymouth
  4. Take the train from Plymouth to Penzance

$166 - $428

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ireland to Penzance is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 18h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Ireland to Penzance is to fly and night bus and train which costs 60€ - 240€ and takes 7h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ireland to Penzance. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Penzance via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 45m.

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The distance between Ireland and Penzance is 349 km.

The best way to get from Ireland to Penzance without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 16h 17m and costs 200€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 16h 17m to get from Ireland to Penzance, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Aer Lingus offers flights from Dublin Airport to Newquay Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ireland to Penzance.
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  • Distance: 218.2 miles
  • Duration: 16h 17m

What companies run services between Ireland and Penzance, England?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Penzance. However, you can take the line 53 bus to Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal, take the walk to Dublin, take the car ferry to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the train to Crewe, take the train to Birmingham New Street, take the train to Plymouth, then take the train to Penzance. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Penzance via Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal, Dublin, Holyhead, Holyhead, and Cardiff Central in around 17h 27m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Cork to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Holyhead to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $220
Train from Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
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 26m
Frequency
Hourly
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
1h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Bristol Parkway to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Train from Redruth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $35
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $18
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Cardiff Central to Penzance
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $240
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$65 - $110
Advanced Single
$70 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $240
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
Train from Bristol Parkway to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
Train from Redruth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$7 - $12
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $16
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
Bus operators
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 and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
National Express
Night bus from Newquay to Redruth
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Car ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
Car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk

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