There are 4 ways to get from Plymouth to Penzance by train, bus, night train 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  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Penzance

$40 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth to Penzance National Express

$10 - $15

2 alternative options

Night train  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the night train from Plymouth to Penzance

$40 - $80

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Penzance 79.1 miles

$17 - $25

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Plymouth to Penzance hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $80 and the journey takes 1 h 55 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 - $15 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 55 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
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Plymouth and Penzance is 103 km. The road distance is 127 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Penzance is to drive which takes 1 h 31 min and costs £12 - £19.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Plymouth and arriving at Penzance. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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

The train from Plymouth to Penzance takes 1 h 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.