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There are 8 daily trains from London to Penzance. Traveling by train from London to Penzance usually takes around 6 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Great Western Railway train can make the trip in 5 hours and 27 minutes.
|Distance||255 mi (410 km)|
|Fastest train||5h 27m|
|Most frequent service||Great Western Railway + Connections|
Which train should you take from London to Penzance?
2 train services operate from London to Penzance. Great Western Railway + Connections usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Great Western Railway||2||5h 35m||$52.55|
|Great Western Railway + Connections||6||6h 29m||$73.83|
Great Western Railway
Great Western Railway train tickets from London to Penzance start from $53, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Great Western Railway schedules to Penzance. Great Western Railway in London leaves from London Paddington . And in Penzance trains arrive at Train Station .
From London to Penzance train travel on Great Western Railway takes 5 hours and 35 minutes. If you are looking to get to Penzance faster, Great Western Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 27 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Great Western Railway offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Penzance.
Great Western Railway + Connections
Great Western Railway + Connections train tickets from London to Penzance start from $53, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 Great Western Railway + Connections schedules to Penzance. Great Western Railway + Connections in London leaves from London Paddington . And in Penzance trains arrive at Train Station .
From London to Penzance train travel on Great Western Railway + Connections takes 6 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to Penzance faster, Great Western Railway + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 27 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Great Western Railway + Connections offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Penzance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from London to Penzance during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the train journey from London to Penzance?
The distance between London and Penzance is approximately 255 miles, or 410 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 27 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from London to Penzance are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs London at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from London to Penzance?
There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Penzance to London.
One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.
London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.
The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.
Where is the train station in London?
Main departure station: London Paddington
There is one train station in London.
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Where is the train station in Penzance?
Main arrival station: Train Station
Penzance has one train station.
All train stations in Penzance:
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