Manchester to Penzance by train

  • First train
    05:11
  • Last train
    22:07
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 4m
  • Distance
    436 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 41m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Manchester to Penzance by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Penzance take around 7 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 436 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Penzance.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Penzance?

Journeys between Manchester and Penzance usually involve one change of train.

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

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 18 departures.

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

The Manchester to Penzance train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Penzance is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:11 and the last train is around 22:07. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:11, and the last at 22:35.

When to book Manchester 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 Manchester to Penzance by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Penzance?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Virgin Trains

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

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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.