There are 4 ways to get from Penzance to Launceston by train, bus, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, line 12 bus  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Saltash
  2. Take the line 12 bus from Saltash, Fore Street Bottom to Launceston, Tesco 12

$50 - $82

Cheapest option

Line 241 bus, bus  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 241 bus from Penzance, Market Jew Street to Gloweth, Truro College 241
  2. Take the bus from Gloweth, Truro College to Launceston, Westgate Street 211

$10 - $12

2 alternative options

Night bus, line 12 bus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the night bus from Penzance to Saltash National Express
  2. Take the line 12 bus from Saltash, Fore Street Bottom to Launceston, Westgate Street 12

$20 - $23

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Penzance to Launceston 69.1 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Penzance to Launceston is to line 241 bus and bus which costs £7 - £9 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Penzance to Launceston is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Penzance to Launceston. However, there are services departing from Penzance, Market Jew Street and arriving at Launceston, Westgate Street via Gloweth, Truro College. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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The distance between Penzance and Launceston is 63 miles. The road distance is 69.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Penzance to Launceston without a car is to train and line 12 bus which takes 2 h 54 min and costs £35 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from Penzance to Launceston, including transfers.

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Penzance to Launceston bus services, operated by First, depart from Penzance, Market Jew Street station.

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Penzance to Launceston bus services, operated by First, arrive at Launceston, Westgate Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Penzance to Launceston is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Penzance to Launceston.

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There are 778+ hotels available in Launceston. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Penzance to Launceston.
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  • Distance: 63.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 54 min

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

You can take a bus from Penzance to Launceston via Gloweth, Truro College in around 3 h 22 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Penzance to Saltash
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Bus operators
Plymouth Citybus
Phone
01752 662271
Email
customer.services@plymouthbus.co.uk
Website
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Saltash, Fore Street Bottom to Launceston, Tesco
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Saltash, Fore Street Bottom to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Penzance, Market Jew Street to Gloweth, Truro College
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
First
Bus from Gloweth, Truro College to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
First
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
Night bus from Penzance to Saltash
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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