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Trains to Penzance arrive along a beautiful coastal track, and when visitors exit the station, they find themselves looking directly at the sea. It couldn't be more appropriate: the transport of fresh goods played a major role in the development of the Cornish Main Line, and fish was chief among them. Tourism followed, with Victorian society drawn to the town's scenic setting, sea air and surprisingly mild climate – look out for the exotic palms growing on the station forecourt. Though trains have served Penzance since 1852, the current station building, in the east of the town, went up in the 1880s, with improvements to the ticket office and refreshment facilities in 1937 and 1983. Visitors tumble out near the city-centre's winding streets and shops, just a short walk along the promenade away. Alverton Road and Market Jew Street share a good mix of major retailers and independent boutiques, and you'll find quaint pubs and small galleries on the side streets.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:05 - 20:10
Saturday 06:15 - 18:10
Sunday 08:45 - 17:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
During normal staffed hours.
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces90
Carpark charges
Annual£385.50
Daily£3.20
Monthly£48.50
Three Monthly£133.00
Weekly£16.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces15
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Penzance has a total of four platforms, one of which is outside the main station building. Direct trains to London usually depart from platform one. All four can be accessed step-free, with platform four accessible directly from the car park and platforms one to three through the concourse. A bus station and tourist information centre are located on the station forecourt, and there is pay-and-display parking for 90 cars, plus storage spaces for 15 bikes.

Departures and arrivals from Penzance

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Penzance station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to TruroGreat Western Railway05:213Scheduled
to PlymouthGreat Western Railway05:404Scheduled
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway06:041Scheduled
to St Ives (Cornwall)Great Western Railway06:583Scheduled
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway07:101Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from PlymouthGreat Western Railway07:382Scheduled
from PlymouthGreat Western Railway09:102Scheduled
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway10:113Scheduled
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway11:144Scheduled
from PlymouthGreat Western Railway12:193Scheduled
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