How to get from Bristol to Penzance

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from Bristol to Penzance

You can get from Bristol to Penzance by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Bristol to Penzance on 19 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

23:25Bristol, Marlborough Street7h35 07:00Penzance, Station Road
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23:25Bristol, Marlborough Street7h35 07:00Penzance, Station Road
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Travel Information to Penzance from Bristol

distanceDistance157 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£32 - £57
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £32 • 6 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £57 • 4 h 7 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 157 miles from Bristol to Penzance. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 7 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £32. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Bristol to Penzance.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bristol to Penzance

Travel to Penzance easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bristol to Penzance.

There are 4 ways to get from Bristol to Penzance: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Bristol to Penzance, which costs on average £32.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Penzance:

A coach is generally £26 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £57 from Bristol to Penzance.

The fastest way from Bristol to Penzance is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 7 min.

Other travel options from Bristol to Penzance can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 6 h 30 min   on average.

Penzance is approximately 157 miles away from Bristol.

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Penzance is:

  • Around 26 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Penzance from Bristol as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Bristol to Penzance:

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Bristol to Penzance depart from Bristol, City Centre to Penzance, Station Road.
  • Most travellers board their train from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Penzance.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bristol to Penzance, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Penzance by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Bristol to Penzance for £32 on Omio.
  • Travel with Great Western Railway for trains to Penzance. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Great Western Railway Bristol to Penzance tickets on Omio for £57.

Yes, there are direct routes from Bristol to Penzance with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Penzance with National Express with around direct coaches every day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Penzance with Great Western Railway with 10 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Penzance tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

Looking to extend your trip from Bristol to Penzance? Many Omio customers who go from Bristol to Penzance usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Plymouth or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Plymouth or Manchester from Penzance, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from Bristol to Penzance, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £32 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £57 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Bristol to Penzance tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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