There are 10 ways to get from Penzance to Ireland by train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, 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 via Crewe  •  14 h 59 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

$269 - $472

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19 h 10 min

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

$49 - $62

8 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
  4. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$282 - $473

Train, car ferry, bus  •  19 h 26 min

  1. Take the 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 / ...

$235 - $407

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

$133 - $179

Train, night bus to Newquay, fly to Dublin  •  6 h 59 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

$72 - $273

Train to Exeter, fly to Dublin  •  7 h 44 min

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

$129 - $326

Train, train to Cardiff, fly to Dublin  •  9 h 57 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

$184 - $474

Train, night bus to Newquay, fly to Cork  •  7 h 28 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

$91 - $442

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Cork  •  9 h 41 min

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

$197 - $489

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 Plymouth, take the train to Birmingham New Street, take the train to Crewe, 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 Taunton, Cardiff Central, Holyhead, Holyhead, and Dublin in around 16 h 50 min.

Airlines
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 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Newquay to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Train from Penzance to Taunton
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
Train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $45
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $90
Train from Penzance to Redruth
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$8 - $13
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $18
Train from Penzance to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $150
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
Train from Penzance to Taunton
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Train from Penzance to Redruth
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $20
Train from Penzance to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
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
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $150
First Anytime Day Single
$160 - $240
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Penzance to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Redruth to Newquay
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
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
$8 - $12
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
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
$41 - $46
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$150 - $180
On Foot
$41 - $46
car
$124
Passenger
$44
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 - $170
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$50
Small Car
$169
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Penzance to Ireland?

The distance between Penzance and Ireland is 349 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Penzance to Ireland?

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.

What is the fastest way to get from Penzance to Ireland?

The quickest way to get from Penzance to Ireland is to train and night bus and fly which takes 6 h 59 min and costs £50 - £200.

Is there a direct bus between Penzance and Ireland?

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.

How long does it take to get from Penzance to Ireland?

It takes approximately 14 h 59 min to get from Penzance to Ireland, including transfers.