There are 6 ways to get from Penzance to Launceston by train, bus, night bus or car

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, line 12 bus  •  3 h 11 min

  1. 12

$50 - $83

Cheapest option

Line 241 bus, bus  •  3 h 21 min

  1. 241
  2. 211

$10 - $13

4 alternative options

Train, line 179 bus  •  3 h 23 min

  1. 179

$41 - $72

Train, bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. 12

$54 - $88

Night bus, line 12 bus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. National Express
  2. 12

$20 - $23

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. 69.1 miles

$14 - $22

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 21 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Penzance to Saltash
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Penzance to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
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
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Penzance to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 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 - $60
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, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Bodmin, Camping Club Site to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Pennycomequick, Railway Station to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
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
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
First
Bus from Gloweth, Truro College to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
First

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Penzance and Launceston is 101 km. The road distance is 111 km.

The cheapest way to get from Penzance to Launceston is to line 241 bus and bus which costs £7 - £10 and takes 3 h 21 min.

The quickest way to get from Penzance to Launceston is to drive which takes 1 h 12 min and costs £11 - £16.

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 21 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Penzance to Launceston, including transfers.