Penzance is a terminus because it always been the most south-westerly point of the UK rail network and as a result the station has always had a romantic aura, being the end point of a beautiful journey across Devon and Cornwall.
Being a terminus it is also a gratifyingly easy station to use at the culmination of a long train ride.
The access between the trains and bus station, taxi rank town centre and ferry terminal is step-free.
The easy interchange with the local buses is particularly useful for those travelling yet further west to destinations which have never been touched by railways.
Line/Route 1A goes to Lands End
Lines/Routes 1A and 5 and M6 go to Newlyn
Line/Route M6 goes to Mousehole
Line/Route 16A goes to Zennor
Line/Route U4 goes to Marazion for St Michaels Mount and to Porthleven
Here are the timetables.
The ferry terminal for the sea crossing to the Isles of Scilly is a 12 – 20 min walk from Penzance station, but it’s flat route and easy to navigate, head off down Wharf Road (the station car park will be on the right) and keep going ahead.
The majority of ferry departures are timed to give a good connection with The Night Riviera train service from London, but this can vary according to the day of the week.
Penzance station houses a lounge and shower facilities for the use of travellers on the The Night Riviera service
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