There are 3 ways to get from Plymouth to Penzance by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Penzance

$40 - $80

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Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Penzance National Express

$10 - $14

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Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Penzance 79.1 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Penzance is to bus which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Penzance is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way station and arriving at Penzance. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Plymouth and arriving at Penzance. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 56 min.

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The distance between Plymouth and Penzance is 64 miles. The road distance is 79.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Penzance without a car is to train which takes 1 h 56 min and costs £30 - £60.

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The train from Plymouth to Penzance takes 1 h 56 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Plymouth to Penzance bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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Plymouth to Penzance train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Plymouth station.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Penzance is to train which takes 1 h 56 min and costs £30 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Penzance.
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  • Distance: 64.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 56 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Plymouth to Penzance every 2 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $80 and the journey takes 1 h 56 min. CrossCountry also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Plymouth to Penzance every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Penzance
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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Plymouth to Penzance train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Penzance station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plymouth to Penzance is 79 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Plymouth to Penzance.

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