There are 8 ways to get from Southampton to Penzance by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
  2. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Penzance

$137 - $258

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Bus  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Helston National Express

$25 - $31

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Train via Exeter St Davids  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance

$105 - $199

Drive  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Penzance 220.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Southampton to Newquay, night bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newquay (NQY) SOU - NQY
  2. Take the night bus from Newquay to Penzance

$111 - $521

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Penzance

$89 - $236

Train to Exeter, fly to Land's End  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Land's End (LEQ) EXT - LEQ

$93 - $470

Train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Penzance

$142 - $425

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Penzance is to bus which costs £18 - £24 and takes 10 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Penzance is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Penzance station. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Penzance, Bus Station via Helston, Blue Anchor. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Penzance. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Penzance via Westbury (Wilts). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 12 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Penzance is 191 miles. The road distance is 220.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Penzance without a car is to train which takes 6 h 12 min and costs £100 - £200.

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Southampton to Penzance, including transfers.

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Southampton to Penzance bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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

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The best way to get from Southampton to Penzance is to train which takes 6 h 12 min and costs £100 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £24 and takes 10 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Penzance.
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  • Distance: 190.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Penzance via Westbury (Wilts) in around 6 h 12 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton to Penzance once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $28 and the journey takes 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 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 Belfast City, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Paris CDG, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Isles of Scilly Skybus
Flights from Exeter to Land's End via Scilly Isles
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Penzance
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $90
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $210
Train from Exeter St Davids to Penzance
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Helston
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
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 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Penzance is 221 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to drive from Southampton to Penzance.

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

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There are 681+ hotels available in Penzance. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs £1 - £28.

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