TrainlineTrainline is Europe’s Nº 1 destination for train and bus tickets*

London to Penzance by train

It takes an average of 5h 34m to travel from London to Penzance by train, over a distance of around 255 miles (410 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from London to Penzance and tickets for this journey start from $55.01 when you book in advance.

First train

05:00

Last train

23:52

Departure station

London

Arrival station

Penzance

Journey time

From 4h 56m

Distance

255 miles (410 km)

Frequency

16 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $55.01

Train operators

Great Western Railway

Traveling from London to Penzance by train

Looking to travel from London to Penzance by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 5 hours 28 minutes to travel from London to Penzance by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 4 hours 56 minutes though. You'll usually find 17 trains per day running along the 410 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Penzance.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from London to Penzance start from €50.19 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices. If you're searching for one of the best night trains to take from London, look no further than the Night Riviera from London to Penzance!

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Penzance by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

FAQs for London to Penzance

Want to know more about your journey from London to Penzance? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Penzance take?

The average journey time by train between London and Penzance is 5 hours and 34 minutes, with around 16 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Penzance by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Penzance is 4 hours and 56 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Penzance cost?

Train tickets from London to Penzance can start from as little as $55.01 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from London to Penzance?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Penzance without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from London to Penzance each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London to Penzance leave?

The first train from London to Penzance leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Penzance leave?

The last train from London to Penzance leaves at 23:52. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London and Penzance by train?

Trains travelling from London to Penzance cover a distance of around 255 miles (410 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Penzance to London.

Cheap train tickets from London to Penzance

Train tickets from London to Penzance start at $55.01 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London to Penzance is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.

What are my ticket options for this journey?

If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered "Why are there so many?!" To help, we've put together a handy guide to the main UK ticket types, simply tap the one you’re interested in to find out more.

*Based on the average monthly unique visitors to Trainline’s website from 1.03.2022 to 28.02.2023 vs other independent retailers.

Europe’s leading train and coach app

We help customers across Europe make more than 172,000 smarter journeys every day.