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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:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:05:00 until 20:10:00
  • Saturday open from 06:15:00 until 18:10:00
  • Sunday open from 08:45:00 until 17:30:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Step Free Category A station - This station has step free access to the platforms
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi".
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Meeting point: Ticket office.
Customer Service notes
Please visit https://www.railhelp.co.uk/gwr/ for GWR Help & Support. Or contact our social media team @gwrhelp.
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark nameSummer Prices
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces15
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Penzance station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
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 London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway05:404On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway06:051On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway06:401On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway06:583On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway07:101On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from PlymouthGreat Western Railway07:383On time
from PlymouthGreat Western Railway07:541On time
from PlymouthCrossCountry08:124On time
from PlymouthGreat Western Railway08:353On time
from PlymouthGreat Western Railway09:192On time
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