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

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Train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Penzance

$160 - $300

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Bus  •  8 h 20 min

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

$25 - $35

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Train South Western Railway  •  7 h 22 min

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

$113 - $210

Drive  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Drive from London to Penzance 286.4 miles

$60 - $90

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

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

$65 - $210

Fly London City to Exeter, train  •  7 h 36 min

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

$119 - $395

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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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Penzance. Services depart five 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, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 6 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 best way to get from London to Penzance without a car is to train which takes 5 h 6 min and costs £120 - £230.

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

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London to Penzance train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London to Penzance is to train which takes 5 h 6 min and costs £120 - £230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £24 and takes 8 h 20 min.

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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 - $300 and the journey takes 5 h 6 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Penzance 5 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $35 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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
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 - $300
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$80 - $130
Advanced Single
$85 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $300
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $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 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
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 Penzance
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Newquay to Penzance
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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London to Penzance train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Penzance station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Penzance is 286 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to drive from London to Penzance.

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Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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There are 676+ hotels available in Penzance. Prices start at $104 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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