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There are 5 ways to get from London to Penzance by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Penzance

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Bus

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

3 alternative options

Train via Exeter

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

Drive

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Penzance

Train, fly, line 88 bus

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY)
  3. Take the line 88 bus from Newquay, Great Western Hotel to Redruth, station

London to Penzance by train

65 Weekly Trains
5h 3m Average Duration
£100 Cheapest Price
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London → Penzance
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Penzance is 111.

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The most affordable way to get from London to Penzance is to bus, which costs £11 - £15 and takes 8h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Penzance is to drive which costs £45 - £75 and takes 4h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Penzance. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Paddington and arriving at Penzance. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 3m.

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The distance between London and Penzance is 256 miles. The road distance is 285.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Penzance without a car is to train which takes 5h 3m and costs £100 - £130.

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The train from London Paddington to Penzance takes 5h 3m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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London to Penzance bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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

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The best way to get from London to Penzance is to train which takes 5h 3m and costs £100 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £15 and takes 8h 15m.

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Map of how to get from London to Penzance.
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  • Distance: 256.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 3m

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

First Great Western Service operates a train from London Paddington to Penzance every 3 hours. Tickets cost £100 - £130 and the journey takes 5h 3m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Penzance twice daily. Tickets cost £11 - £15 and the journey takes 8h 15m.

Airlines
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £250
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Penzance
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£100 - £130
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£100 - £130
Anytime Day 1st Class
£180 - £250
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £110
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
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express
Go Cornwall Bus
Phone
+44 808 196 2632
Email
ask@transportforcornwall.co.uk
Website
gocornwallbus.co.uk
Bus from Newquay, Great Western Hotel to Redruth, station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Go Cornwall Bus

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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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 First Great Western Service, arrive at Penzance station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Penzance is 285 miles. It takes approximately 4h 59m to drive from London to Penzance.

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Eastern Airways offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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