There are 7 ways to get from London to Helston by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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

Train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Redruth

$162 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 25 min

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

$25 - $35

5 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  8 h 16 min

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

$118 - $206

Drive  •  5 h

  1. Drive from London to Helston 282.4 miles

$60 - $90

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, night bus, line 37 bus  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  2. Take the night bus from Newquay to Redruth
  3. Take the line 37 bus from Redruth, Railway Station to Helston, The Parade

$67 - $213

Fly London City to Exeter, train  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Redruth

$126 - $393

Train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay, night bus, line 37 bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Redruth
  4. Take the line 37 bus from Redruth, Railway Station to Helston, The Parade

$141 - $427

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from London to Helston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $150 - $290 and the journey takes 4 h 33 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Helston twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 8 h 25 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
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Redruth
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $290
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$80 - $130
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $290
Train from Exeter St Davids to Redruth
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Redruth
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Helston is 394 km. The road distance is 452 km.

The cheapest way to get from London to Helston is to bus which costs £19 - £24 and takes 8 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from London to Helston is to drive which takes 5 h and costs £45 - £70.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Helston. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from London to Helston, including transfers.