There are 6 ways to get from London to Launceston by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Great Western Railway, bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth
  2. Take the bus from Pennycomequick, Railway Station to Launceston, Tesco 12

$133 - $229

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Bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express / ...

$30 - $62

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Train South Western Railway, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter Central
  2. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Prison to Okehampton, West Street 6A / ...

$71 - $98

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from London to Launceston 218.9 miles

$45 - $70

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, line 93 bus, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  2. Take the line 93 bus from Newquay, Great Western Hotel to Fraddon, Kingsley Village
  3. Take the bus from Fraddon, Kingsley Village to Launceston, Westgate Street

$65 - $210

Fly London City to Exeter, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  2. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street to Okehampton, West Street
  3. Take the bus from Okehampton, West Street to Launceston, Westgate Street

$81 - $287

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Launceston is to bus which costs £22 - £50 and takes 7 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Launceston is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Launceston. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Launceston, Westgate Street via Pennycomequick, Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 36 min.

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The distance between London and Launceston is 194 miles. The road distance is 218.9 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Launceston without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 41 min and costs £100 - £180.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from London to Launceston, including transfers.

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

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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 Launceston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Launceston is 219 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to drive from London to Launceston.

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Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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There are 778+ hotels available in Launceston. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London to Launceston.
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  • Distance: 194.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

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

National Express operates a bus from London to Launceston 5 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min. Megabus UK also services this route 3 times a week.

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
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $220
Bus operators
Plymouth Citybus
Phone
01752 662271
Email
customer.services@plymouthbus.co.uk
Website
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Pennycomequick, Railway Station to Launceston, Tesco
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Prison to Okehampton, West Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street to Okehampton, West Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Okehampton, West Street to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Newquay, Great Western Hotel to Fraddon, Kingsley Village
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Fraddon, Kingsley Village to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
First

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