There are 7 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.

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Train, carferry  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the carferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the train from Rosslare Europort to Pearse

$218 - $315

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

$46 - $58

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Night train, train, carferry, bus  •  19 h 56 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 carferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  5. Take the bus from Wexford, Wexford Station to Dublin 2 / ...

$245 - $391

Drive, carferry  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Penzance to Pembroke
  2. Take the carferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Dublin

$128 - $177

Night bus to Newquay, fly  •  6 h 13 min

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

$63 - $228

Train to Exeter, fly  •  7 h 27 min

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

$123 - $315

Train, train to Bristol, fly  •  8 h 42 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 Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB

$140 - $363

Questions & Answers

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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The distance between Penzance and Ireland is 218 miles.

The best way to get from Penzance to Ireland without a car is to train and carferry which takes 17 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 17 h 4 min to get from Penzance to Ireland, including transfers.

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Penzance to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Penzance station.

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The quickest flight from Newquay Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Penzance to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dublin station.

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Flybe and Aer Lingus offer flights from Newquay Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Ireland. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Penzance to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 218.2 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 4 min

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 Fishguard Harbour, take the walk to Fishguard, take the carferry to Rosslare, take the walk to Rosslare Europort, then take the train to Pearse. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Penzance to Dublin via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Birmingham in around 19 h 10 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Newquay to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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 Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $150
Train from Penzance to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
3 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 Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
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 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Night train from Penzance to Taunton
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 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
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Train from Penzance to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
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
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
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
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Penzance to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44

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