There are 6 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance by plane, night bus, train, bus or car

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Fly to Newquay, night bus  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  2. Take the night bus from Newquay to Penzance

$53 - $171

5 alternative options

Fly to Land's End  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Land's End (LEQ) LGW - LEQ

$76 - $328

Train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Penzance

$168 - $309

Bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Penzance National Express

$98 - $126

Train, night bus  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Tremough, Penryn Campus Falmouth Univ M6

$54 - $109

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance 297.1 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance is to drive which costs £50 - £75 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance is to fly and night bus which costs £40 - £140 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Penzance is 248 miles. The road distance is 297.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance. However, there are services departing from London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at Penzance via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Penzance via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance.
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  • Distance: 247.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Penzance, England?

Flybe and Isles of Scilly Skybus fly from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance via Reading in around 6 h 54 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Isles of Scilly Skybus
Flights from London Gatwick to Land's End via Newquay, Scilly Isles
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Reading to Penzance
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$70 - $110
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $260
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
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
Bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Penzance
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Website
nationalexpress.com
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