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.
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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.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Penzance is 4 hours and 55 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from London to Penzance leaves at 05:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from London to Penzance cover a distance of around 255 miles (410 km) during the journey.
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.
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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