There are 10 ways to get from Penzance to Ireland by train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car, night bus 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.

Recommended option

Train, car ferry  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$235 - $334

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Penzance to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$45 - $56

8 alternative options

Train, car ferry via Crewe  •  14 h 58 min

  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 Crewe
  4. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead
  5. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$245 - $436

Night train, train, car ferry, bus  •  19 h 52 min

  1. Take the night train from Penzance to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
  4. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  5. Take the bus from Wexford, Wexford Station to Dublin 2 / ...

$244 - $389

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Penzance to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Dublin

$131 - $177

Train, night bus to Newquay, fly to Dublin  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Redruth
  2. Take the night bus from Redruth to Newquay
  3. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Dublin (DUB) NQY - DUB

$71 - $269

Train to Exeter, fly to Dublin  •  7 h 37 min

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

$123 - $314

Fly Newquay to Belfast City, bus  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Belfast City (BHD) NQY - BHD
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan

$105 - $389

Train, night bus to Newquay, fly to Cork  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Redruth
  2. Take the night bus from Redruth to Newquay
  3. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Cork (ORK) NQY - ORK

$87 - $432

Train, train to Cardiff, fly to Dublin  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  4. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Dublin (DUB) CWL - DUB

$172 - $451

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Penzance to Ireland is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £45 and takes 19 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Penzance to Ireland is to train and night bus and fly which costs £50 - £210 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The distance between Penzance and Ireland is 218 miles.

It takes approximately 14 h 45 min to get from Penzance to Ireland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Penzance to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Penzance and arriving at Dublin via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Penzance, England and Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Penzance to Dublin. However, you can take the train to Newport (S Wales), take the train to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the car ferry to Dublin, then take the taxi to Dublin. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Penzance to Dublin via Plymouth, Birmingham New Street, Crewe, Holyhead, Holyhead, and Dublin in around 14 h 58 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Newquay to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Newquay to Belfast City via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Newquay to Belfast City via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Newquay to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Newquay to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Penzance to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $150
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Penzance to Redruth
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $35
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $18
Train from Penzance to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Night train from Penzance to Taunton
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $160
Train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Train from Penzance to Redruth
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$7 - $12
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $16
Train from Penzance to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Penzance to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Redruth to Newquay
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Wexford, Wexford Station to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$20 - $28
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$117
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk

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