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London Paddington to Penzance by train

It takes an average of 5h 36m to travel from London Paddington to Penzance by train, over a distance of around 253 miles (407 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from London Paddington to Penzance and tickets for this journey start from £40.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 55m
PriceFrom £40.60
Distance253 miles (407 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train05:37
Last train23:50
Departure stationLondon Paddington
Arrival stationPenzance
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreat Western Railway

London Paddington to Penzance train times

Check out the next trains departing from London Paddington to Penzance for Saturday 2nd July 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:00 london paddington12:17 penzancePlat. 5 estimatedgreat western railway Peak5h 17m, direct
08:04 london paddington13:08 penzancePlat. 1 estimatedgreat western railway Peak5h 4m, direct
09:04 london paddington14:16 penzancePlat. 3 estimatedgreat western railway Peak5h 12m, direct
10:04 london paddington15:09 penzancePlat. 3 estimatedgreat western railway Peak5h 5m, direct
11:04 london paddington16:15 penzancePlat. 5 estimatedgreat western railway Peak5h 11m, direct

About the train journey from London Paddington to Penzance

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The train from London Paddington to Penzance usually takes 7 hours 33 minutes on average to travel 253 miles (407 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 4 hours 55 minutes. You can expect to find 16 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Penzance, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. Hop on a train operated by either Great Western Railway or CrossCountry to reach your destination in no time. These train companies are the main operators of services on this route and run modern comfortable trains to make your journey as relaxing as possible.

You can save money on train tickets from London Paddington to Penzance if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £40.60. You can also travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends – or get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you want to know more about the journey, scroll up for timetables and live train times, or keep reading for tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London Paddington 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 Paddington to Penzance take?

The average journey time by train between London Paddington and Penzance is 5 hours and 36 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 Paddington and Penzance by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Paddington to Penzance is 4 hours and 55 minutes.

How much does the train from London Paddington to Penzance cost?

Train ticket prices from London Paddington to Penzance can start from as little as £40.60 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from London Paddington to Penzance?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London Paddington to Penzance without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from London Paddington 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 Paddington to Penzance leave?

The first train from London Paddington to Penzance leaves at 05:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London Paddington to Penzance leaves at 23:50. 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 Paddington and Penzance by train?

Trains travelling from London Paddington to Penzance cover a distance of around 253 miles (407 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London Paddington to Penzance

Train tickets from London Paddington to Penzance start at £40.60 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 Paddington 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.

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

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