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

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Train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Redruth

$159 - $282

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Bus  •  7 h 20 min

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

$24 - $35

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Train South Western Railway  •  7 h 56 min

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

$112 - $195

Drive  •  5 h

  1. Drive from London to Helston 282.4 miles

$60 - $90

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, night bus, bus  •  5 h 57 min

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

$67 - $212

Fly London City to Exeter, train  •  7 h 49 min

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

$121 - $383

Train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay, night bus, bus  •  6 h 42 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 bus from Redruth, Railway Station to Helston, Kingsley Way

$140 - $425

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Helston is to bus which costs £18 - £24 and takes 7 h 20 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Helston. Services depart once a week, and operate Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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The distance between London and Helston is 246 miles. The road distance is 282.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Helston without a car is to train which takes 5 h 29 min and costs £120 - £220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from London to Helston, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from London to Helston is to train which takes 5 h 29 min and costs £120 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £24 and takes 7 h 20 min.

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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 Helston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Helston station.

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Map of how to get from London to Helston.
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  • Distance: 246.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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 - $280 and the journey takes 4 h 32 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Helston once a week. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 7 h 20 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
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Redruth
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 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
Train from Exeter St Davids to Redruth
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 Helston
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Newquay to Redruth
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Helston is 282 miles. It takes approximately 5 h to drive from London to Helston.

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Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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There are 991+ hotels available in Helston. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Gatwick Airport is to train which takes 28 min and costs £12 - £27.

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