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Penzance Train Station


Penzance Station
Wharf Road
TR18 2LT
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
A waiting room is available. Waiting room
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
A post box is available. Post box
Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours Monday to Friday: 06:45 to 19:30 Saturday: 06:15 to 18:10 Sunday: 08:45 to 17:30
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Get Oyster card here Oyster Pre-Pay not is available.
Top up Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Use Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

The Bus Station adjacent to the station

Information Systems
  • Departure screens
  • Announcements
Service Information
Penzance Station customer services

Please visit GWR Help & Support. Or contact our social media team @gwrhelp.

Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Left luggage contact details


Lost property

Whether you’ve lost something on one of our trains or at a station, we’ll do our best to find it for you. Once we’ve got your details, we’ll start looking. Although it can take up to a week for things to reach us. Register your lost item here

Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is available.

This lounge is available for passengers who have booked berths for the Night Riviera service. There are also showers available for customers who have booked berths on the Night Riviera train.

Lounge opening hours Monday to Friday: 07:30 to 22:00 Saturday: 07:30 to 15:30 Sunday: 19:45 to 21:15

The lounge is open for Night Riviera Sleeper customers only: Monday to Friday - 1750 to 2200 Sunday - 1945 to 2115

Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is not available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are available.
Trolleys Trolleys are available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.
Toilets Toilets are available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are not available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available. Cards
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available.

Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi"

Post box A Post box is available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is available.
Cashpoint An ATM machine is not available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are not available.
Showers Showers are available.
Facility Information
Helpline information

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.

Helpline contact details

08001 971 329 or 18001 0800 197 1329 (Textphone)


Customer help points Customer help points are available.
Staff help Staff help is available.

Meeting point: Passenger assistance office on Platform 3

Staff help opening times Monday to Friday: 04:50 to 01:45 Saturday: 05:00 to 01:45 Sunday: 07:00 to 22:00
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is not available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are not available.
Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are not available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station

Step Free Category A station - This station has step free access to the platforms. For a video tour of the station visit:

Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking

No specific area.Assisted travel meeting point - Ticket office main entrance. Please notify a member of staff. a.

Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are not present.
Summer Prices 1st April to 30th September
Spaces 90
Contact details
Winter Prices 1st October to 31st March
Spaces 90
Opening times
  • Monday to Friday:24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday:24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Contact details
Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Stands
Spaces 15
Sheltered No
Transport Information
Taxi rank available A taxi rank is not available.
Airport available Airport information is not available.
Port available Port information is not available.

Penzance Railway Station serves the historic port town of Penzance in Cornwall and is the Southernmost railway station in Britain.

The station first opened in March 1852 by the West Cornwall Railway, with travel to and from London beginning in 1859. The station has since undergone several redevelopments beginning with a complete rebuild in 1876 by Great Western Railway. The station was replaced by much larger buildings and built in rock-faced granite designed by civil engineer William Lancester Owen. This was followed by a further expansion in the 1930s which resulted in building the current layout you can see today.

Penzance station facilities include free public WiFi, toilets including accessible toilets, a waiting room and a first-class lounge for those with the relevant ticket. There is a car park and bicycle parking available.

You can reach Penzance railway station from a range of locations across the UK, with Great Western Railway and CrossCountry both serving the station. Popular CrossCountry routes to Penzance include Birmingham to PenzanceLeeds to PenzancePlymouth to Penzance, and even a direct route across the country from Aberdeen to Penzance – the longest direct train route in the UK.

Things to do in Penzance

Penzance is most famous for its pirates – more specifically, the singing kind as a result of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera ‘The Pirates of Penzance’. While there are limited chances of you spotting a pirate today, there is plenty more to explore in this coastal town.

The Jubilee Pool is a must-visit when in Penzance and is the UK’s largest art deco seawater lido. Situated between the Promenade and the harbour, this triangular-shaped pool includes a main, a geothermal, and a learner pool. The geothermal pool is heated to 30-35 degrees Celsius by their geothermal system using heat pumps which are 410m deep. If swimming isn’t your thing, Jubilee Pool has its very own café, offering some of the best views in Penzance!

If history and culture are more your scene, then the Penlee House Gallery and Museum is the perfect place to discover new artists and explore exhibitions. While the museum allows you to explore archaeological findings covering 6000 years of history in west Cornwall. Other art galleries in the area include The Exchange, the Lighthouse Gallery and PZ Gallery.

For a more relaxed visit, why not spend your time exploring all the town has to offer. Discover historic buildings, including St Mary’s Church, with the site dating back to the 12th century, and Market House, a Grade I listed building. While wandering around town, why not visit one of the many local and national retailers? From small boutiques to small quirky shops, you’ll be sure to find the perfect souvenir. After a long day of sightseeing, why not round your day out with a delicious meal from one of the many restaurants and cafes serving locally sourced food.