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

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

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 6 min

$160 - $300

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. National Express

$25 - $35

5 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  7 h 20 min

$120 - $212

Drive  •  5 h 1 min

  1. 286.4 miles

$60 - $90

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, night bus  •  5 h 41 min

  1. LGW - NQY

$65 - $211

Fly London City to Exeter, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. LCY - EXT

$128 - $399

Train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. BHX - NQY

$139 - $425

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 4 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 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 Penzance
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$85 - $130
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $300
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
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
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Penzance
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
4 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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Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Penzance is 410 km. The road distance is 458 km.

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

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

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.

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

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