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

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Train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Dorchester West to Castle Cary
  2. Take the train from Castle Cary to Penzance

$127 - $240

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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 40 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

$85 - $169

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Poole to Penzance 190.9 miles

$40 - $60

Train, fly, night bus  •  10 h 12 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

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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 - £50 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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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 Dorchester West and Castle Cary. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 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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The best way to get from Poole to Penzance without a car is to train which takes 7 h 27 min and costs £95 - £190.

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It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from Poole to Penzance, including transfers.

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Poole to Penzance bus services, operated by National Express, depart from POOLE, Dorset station.

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Poole to Penzance train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Dorchester West station.

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The best way to get from Poole to Penzance is to train which takes 7 h 27 min and costs £95 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £25 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Poole to Penzance.
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  • Distance: 162.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Poole to Penzance via Dorchester South, Dorchester West, and Castle Cary in around 7 h 27 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 Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Paris CDG, Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Glasgow, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Belfast City, Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Amsterdam Schiphol, Doncaster/Sheffied
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Manchester, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Dorchester West to Castle Cary
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $35
Train from Castle Cary to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 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 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
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
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
$60 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
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.

Contact Details
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 - $18
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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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Newquay Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Poole to Penzance is 191 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to drive from Poole to Penzance.

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Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Newquay Airport.

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There are 676+ hotels available in Penzance. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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