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London to Penzance by train

It takes an average of 5h 31m to travel from London to Penzance by train, over a distance of around 255 miles (410 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from London to Penzance and tickets for this journey start from £40.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 55m
PriceFrom £40.60
Distance255 miles (410 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train05:37
Last train23:50
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationPenzance
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreat Western Railway

London to Penzance train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Penzance for Friday 1st 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
13:04 On timelondon paddington18:41 On timepenzancePlat. 9 estimatedgreat western railway Peak5h 37m, 1 change
14:04 On timelondon paddington19:23 On timepenzancePlat. 9 estimatedgreat western railway Peak5h 19m, direct
15:04 On timelondon paddington20:10 On timepenzancePlat. 10 estimatedgreat western railway Peak5h 6m, direct
16:04 On timelondon paddington21:20 On timepenzancePlat. 4 estimatedgreat western railway Peak5h 16m, direct
17:04 On timelondon paddington22:25 On timepenzancePlat. 1 estimatedgreat western railway Peak5h 21m, direct

Take the train from London to Penzance in 4 hours 55 minutes

If you want to travel from London to Penzance by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from London to Penzance by train to take around 8 hours 49 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 4 hours 55 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 16 trains per day running on this route, which spans 255 miles (410 km). There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Penzance. You can travel on this route with either Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or Thameslink. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from London to Penzance start from £40.60 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Travelling during Off-Peak times or using a Railcard can also help you save money on train travel. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including money-saving tips, or check our timetable above where you can view live train times.

Journey details

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 31 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 55 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Penzance cost?

Train ticket prices from London 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 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 05:37. 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 23:50. 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 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. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London to Penzance.

Cheap train tickets from London to Penzance

Train tickets from London 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 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.

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