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There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance by plane, night bus, train, bus or car

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Fly, night bus  •  4 h 48 min

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

$53 - $172

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Train  •  6 h 54 min

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

$168 - $310

Train South Western Railway  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance

$124 - $231

Bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Penzance National Express

$99 - $132

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

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

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance is to drive which costs £45 - £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 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Penzance via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 40 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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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Penzance is 248 miles. The road distance is 297.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance without a car is to train which takes 6 h 54 min and costs £120 - £240.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance, including transfers.

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

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance is to train which takes 6 h 54 min and costs £120 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £75 - £110 and takes 9 h 40 min.

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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 48 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance via Reading in around 6 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 9 h 40 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
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Reading to Penzance
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$70 - $110
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $260
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
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
Night bus from Newquay to Penzance
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Penzance
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
Megabus UK

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

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

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Penzance station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance is 297 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance.

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Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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