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Cardiff to Penzance by train

  • First train
    04:55
  • Last train
    23:27
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 48m
  • Distance
    224 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    15
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 6m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cardiff to Penzance by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Penzance take around 4 hours and 48 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 224 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Penzance.

1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Penzance?

Journeys between Cardiff and Penzance usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Cardiff to Penzance every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 11 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cardiff to Penzance?

The Cardiff to Penzance train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 48 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cardiff to Penzance train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Penzance is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 05:15 and the last train is around 23:27. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 04:55, and the last at 20:18.

When to book Cardiff to Penzance train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cardiff to Penzance by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Penzance?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cardiff to Penzance, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Penzance to Cardiff by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.