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There are 11 ways to get from Penzance to Glasgow Central Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Birmingham  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
  4. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central

£215 - £792

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Bus  •  17h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Penzance to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow National Express

£22 - £29

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Train  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street

£279 - £637

Train via Cardiff  •  14h 4m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central

£227 - £315

Drive  •  9h 3m

  1. Drive from Penzance to Glasgow Central Station 556.9 miles

£80 - £130

Train to Exeter, fly to Glasgow  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Glasgow (GLA) EXT - GLA

£123 - £445

Train to Exeter, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Edinburgh (EDI) EXT - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street

£125 - £522

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA

£112 - £457

Train, line 88 bus to Newquay, fly to Edinburgh  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Redruth
  2. Take the line 88 bus from Redruth, station to Newquay, Bus Station
  3. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Edinburgh (EDI) NQY - EDI
  4. Take the train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI
  4. Take the train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street

£112 - £474

Line 88 bus to Newquay, fly to Glasgow  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the line 88 bus from Redruth, station to Newquay, Bus Station
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Glasgow (GLA) NQY - GLA

Penzance to Glasgow Central Station by train

The train journey time between Penzance and Glasgow Central Station is around 12h 53m and covers a distance of around 591 miles. The fastest train normally takes 10h 5m. Operated by First Great Western Service, CrossCountry, Thameslink and others, the Penzance to Glasgow Central Station train service departs from Penzance and arrives in Glasgow Central. Typically 54 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 53m
Fastest train time:
10h 5m
Train distance:
591 miles
Trains per week:
54
Cheapest price:
£215
Carbon emissions:
49 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:05
Last train departs at:
22:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Penzance to Glasgow Central Station train schedules

Penzance → Glasgow Central Station
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The cost-effective way to get from Penzance to Glasgow Central Station is to bus, which costs £22 - £30 and takes 17h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Penzance to Glasgow Central Station is to train and fly which costs £120 - £450 and takes 7h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Penzance to Glasgow Central Station. However, there are services departing from Penzance and arriving at Glasgow via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Penzance to Glasgow Central Station. However, there are services departing from Penzance and arriving at Glasgow Central via Plymouth, Birmingham New Street and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 44m.

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The distance between Penzance and Glasgow Central Station is 402 miles. The road distance is 556.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Penzance to Glasgow Central Station without a car is to train via Birmingham which takes 11h 44m and costs £210 - £800.

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It takes approximately 11h 44m to get from Penzance to Glasgow Central Station, including transfers.

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Penzance to Glasgow Central Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Penzance station.

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Penzance to Glasgow Central Station train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Penzance station.

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The best way to get from Penzance to Glasgow Central Station is to train via Birmingham which takes 11h 44m and costs £210 - £800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £30 and takes 17h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Penzance to Glasgow Central Station.
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  • Distance: 402.5 miles
  • Duration: 11h 44m

What companies run services between Penzance, England and Glasgow Central Station, Scotland?

You can take a train from Penzance to Glasgow Central Station via Plymouth, Birmingham New Street, and Preston in around 11h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Penzance to Glasgow Central Station via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Glasgow in around 17h 18m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from Newquay to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £310
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £460
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £450
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via Norwich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £450
Flights from Newquay to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£24 - £120
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£29 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Penzance to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£85 - £110
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£85 - £110
Anytime Day 1st Class
£140 - £200
Train from Penzance to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £110
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Penzance to Redruth
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£8 - £10
Anytime Day 1st Class
£13 - £19
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£95 - £260
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£95 - £120
Anytime Day 1st Class
£180 - £260
Train from Penzance to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£260 - £650
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£260 - £320
Anytime Day 1st Class
£430 - £650
Train from Penzance to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£65 - £190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£65 - £80
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £190
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £180
Train from Penzance to Redruth
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£21 - £95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£21 - £26
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £95
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£35 - £45
Train from Penzance to Redruth
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£8 - £11
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£65 - £100
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£25 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £100
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
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 Penzance to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express
Transport for Cornwall
Phone
0808 196 2632
Website
transportforcornwall.co.uk
Bus from Redruth, station to Newquay, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Transport for Cornwall

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