There are 5 ways to get from Poole to Penzance by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Poole to Upwey
  2. Take the train from Upwey to Castle Cary
  3. Take the train from Castle Cary to Penzance

$131 - $247

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 10 min

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

$24 - $32

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Dorchester, South Station to Axminster, Rail Station X51
  2. Take the train from Axminster to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance

$90 - $169

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Poole to Penzance 190.9 miles

$40 - $60

Train, fly, night bus  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Poole to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newquay (NQY) SOU - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Penzance

$124 - $507

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Poole to Penzance is to bus which costs £18 - £25 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Poole to Penzance is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Poole and Penzance is 163 miles. The road distance is 190.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 34 min to get from Poole to Penzance, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Poole to Penzance. However, there are services departing from POOLE, Dorset and arriving at Penzance via Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Poole to Penzance. However, there are services departing from Poole and arriving at Penzance via Upwey and Castle Cary. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 34 min.

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

You can take a train from Poole to Penzance via Upwey and Castle Cary in around 7 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Poole to Penzance via Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way in around 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Amsterdam, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via La Rochelle, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Rennes, Manchester
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Cork
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Poole to Upwey
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Axminster to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Poole to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Upwey to Castle Cary
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Castle Cary to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from POOLE, Dorset to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
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
Night bus from Newquay to Penzance
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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