There are 8 ways to get from London to Cornwall by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from London Gatwick  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY

$131 - $291

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Lanivet National Express

$22 - $28

6 alternative options

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY

$204 - $504

Train via Par  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Par

$144 - $257

Train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Bodmin Parkway

$141 - $253

Train via St Austell, Bus Station  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to St Austell

$147 - $261

Train South Western Railway  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway

$98 - $169

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from London to Cornwall 245.4 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Cornwall is to bus which costs £17 - £22 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from London to Cornwall is to fly which costs £95 - £220 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Lanivet. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from London Paddington and arriving at Luxulyan via Par. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 7 min.

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The distance between London and Cornwall is 216 miles. The road distance is 245.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Cornwall without a car is to train which takes 5 h 7 min and costs £100 - £200.

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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from London to Cornwall, including transfers.

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London to Cornwall bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Cornwall train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London to Cornwall is to fly which takes 3 h 2 min and costs £95 - £220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £100 - £200 and takes 5 h 7 min, you could also bus, which costs £17 - £22 and takes 7 h.

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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 to Cornwall bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Lanivet station.

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Map of how to get from London to Cornwall.
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  • Distance: 216 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 2 min

What companies run services between London, England and Cornwall, England?

Flybe flies from London to Cornwall 3 times a day. Alternatively, Great Western Railway operates a train from London to Cornwall every 4 hours. Tickets cost $140 - $260 and the journey takes 3 h 56 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 Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Par
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 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
Train from London Paddington to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$70 - $110
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $250
Train from London Paddington to St Austell
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 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 Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
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 from London Victoria Coach Station to Lanivet
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com

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