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There are 5 ways to get from London to Cornwall by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Par

£95 - £116

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Bus  •  8h

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

£10 - £13

3 alternative options

Train via Exeter  •  7h 43m

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

£105 - £297

Drive  •  4h 18m

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Cornwall 244.1 miles

£35 - £55

Fly, bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newquay (NQY) LHR - NQY
  2. Take the bus from Newquay, Burger King to Lockengate, Shelter

London to Cornwall by train

The train journey time between London and Cornwall is around 6h 22m and covers a distance of around 264 miles. The fastest train normally takes 4h 19m. Operated by First Great Western Service, the London to Cornwall train service departs from London Paddington and arrives in Luxulyan. Typically 38 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 22m
Fastest train time:
4h 19m
Trains per week:
38
Cheapest price:
£95
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:00
Last train departs at:
23:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Cornwall train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cornwall is 111.

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The cost-effective way to get from London to Cornwall is to bus, which costs £10 - £13 and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from London to Cornwall is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Rosevean, Bowling Green Turn via St Austell, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h.

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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 5h 11m.

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The distance between London and Cornwall is 216 miles. The road distance is 244.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Cornwall without a car is to train which takes 5h 11m and costs £90 - £120.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from London to Cornwall, including transfers.

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London to Cornwall bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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

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The best way to get from London to Cornwall is to train which takes 5h 11m and costs £90 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £13 and takes 8h.

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Map of how to get from London to Cornwall.
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  • Distance: 216 miles
  • Duration: 5h 11m

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

First Great Western Service operates a train from London Paddington to Par every 3 hours. Tickets cost £90 - £120 and the journey takes 4h. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to St Austell once daily. Tickets cost £10 - £13 and the journey takes 6h 48m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £430
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Par
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £120
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£90 - £120
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £210
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£29 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
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 St Austell
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
National Express
First Kernow
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Newquay, Burger King to Lockengate, Shelter
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
First Kernow

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

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London to Cornwall bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at St Austell station.

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London to Cornwall train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Par station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Cornwall is 244 miles. It takes approximately 4h 18m to drive from London to Cornwall.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Newquay Airport.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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