There are 8 ways to get from London to Penzance by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Penzance

$160 - $290

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Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Penzance National Express

$24 - $30

6 alternative options

Night bus  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Take the night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Tremough, Penryn Campus Falmouth Univ M6

$40 - $71

Drive  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Drive from London to Penzance 286.4 miles

$60 - $90

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, night bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  2. Take the night bus from Newquay to Penzance

$64 - $208

Fly London City to Exeter, train  •  7 h 31 min

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

$123 - $399

Train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  6 h 39 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 Penzance

$136 - $419

Fly London Stansted to Newquay, night bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Newquay (NQY) STN - NQY
  2. Take the night bus from Newquay to Penzance

$128 - $488

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Penzance is to bus which costs £19 - £24 and takes 8 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Penzance is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The distance between London and Penzance is 256 miles. The road distance is 286.4 miles.

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The train from London Paddington to Penzance takes 5 h 6 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria and arriving at Penzance. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Paddington and arriving at Penzance. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 5 h 6 min.

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The nearest airport to Penzance is Land's End (LEQ) Airport which is 5.9 miles away. Other nearby airports include Newquay (NQY) (32.9 miles), Scilly Isles (ISC) (36.7 miles), Guernsey (GCI) (140.3 miles) and Bristol (BRS) (152.3 miles).

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Map of how to get from London to Penzance.
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  • Distance: 256.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from London to Penzance every 4 hours. Tickets cost $160 - $290 and the journey takes 5 h 6 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Penzance 4 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $30 and the journey takes 8 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
Flights from London Stansted to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Penzance
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $290
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$80 - $130
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $290
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria to Penzance
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Newquay to Penzance
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
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