How to take the rail journey from London to Cornwall

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London to Penzance by train

There are two options available for taking the train from London to Cornwall (Penzance is the final station call on the Cornish Main Line):
1: Taking the scenic journey by day,
2. Travelling overnight on one of Europe's smartest night trains.

Routes you can take to go from London to Penzance (in Cornwall)

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:
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Route Information

Option 1: travelling by day
Travel Time (approx)

5hr 4min - 5hr 19min



Travel Info

Mon-Thurs = 10 x trains per day
Friday = 11 x trains
Saturday =7 x trains
Sunday = 8 x trains
(A higher number of departures per day will available in the summer months)

Route Information

Option 2: travelling overnight
Travel Time (approx)

8hr 5 min - 8hr 59min


Not Every Day

Travel Info

1 x train per night
except on Sundays

The Monday departure has the slower journey time.

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