There are 7 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance by plane, night bus, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, 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

$54 - $172

6 alternative options

Fly London Gatwick to Land's End  •  6 h 47 min

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

$78 - $329

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance

$145 - $439

Train  •  6 h 51 min

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

$180 - $334

Train South Western Railway  •  8 h 33 min

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

$135 - $248

Bus  •  9 h 45 min

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

$110 - $144

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

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

$60 - $95

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 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance via Reading in around 6 h 51 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
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $28
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Reading to Penzance
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $280
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$75 - $120
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $280
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $70
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
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 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Penzance
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance?

The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Penzance is 396 km. The road distance is 475 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance?

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5 h 4 min.

What is the fastest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance?

The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance is to fly and night bus which takes 4 h 48 min and costs £35 - £130.

Is there a direct train between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Penzance?

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 51 min.

Is there a direct bus between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Penzance?

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

How long does it take to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Penzance?

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