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There are 9 ways to get from London to Launceston by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth
  2. Take the bus from Pennycomequick, station to Launceston, Westgate Street 12

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Bus  •  7h 15m

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

$19 - $55

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Train Great Western Railway  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Okehampton

$111 - $199

Train South Western Railway  •  6h 21m

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

$64 - $97

Drive  •  3h 52m

  1. Drive from London to Launceston 218.9 miles

$45 - $70

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, line 177 bus  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  2. Take the line 177 bus from Bodmin, Callywith College to Launceston, Westgate Street

Fly London Heathrow to Newquay, line 177 bus  •  4h 22m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newquay (NQY) LHR - NQY
  2. Take the line 177 bus from Bodmin, Callywith College to Launceston, Westgate Street

Fly London City to Exeter, bus  •  6h 20m

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

$73 - $287

Train to Southend, fly to Newquay  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Newquay (NQY) SEN - NQY

$213 - $615

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Launceston is to bus which costs £15 - £40 and takes 7h 15m.

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

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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, station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 15m.

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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 4h 43m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 43m 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 best way to get from London to Launceston is to train which takes 5h 35m and costs £85 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £40 and takes 7h 15m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from London to Launceston.
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  • Distance: 194.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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

You can take a train from London to Launceston via Exeter St Davids, Okehampton, and Okehampton, West Street in around 5h 35m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Launceston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 5h 25m. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Southend to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $220
Train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
Train from Exeter St Davids to Okehampton
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Bus operators
Plymouth Citybus
Phone
01752 662271
Email
customer.services@plymouthbus.co.uk
Website
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Pennycomequick, station to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Bodmin, Callywith College to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
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
5h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station to Okehampton, West Street
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Okehampton, West Street to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach South West

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Launceston is 219 miles. It takes approximately 3h 52m 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 814+ hotels available in Launceston. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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

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