Penzance travel guide

Penzance Tourism | Penzance Guide

You're Going to Love Penzance

With a population of 20,812, Penzance is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Penzance deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Penzance

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Bakehouse Restaurant (Chapel Street) and Turks Head Penzance (49 Chapel Street) are great picks.

When to visit Penzance

Penzance in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 52
1 night at 3-star hotel
Penzance in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 52
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Penzance

Plane

When flying to Penzance, you’ll arrive at Penzance (PZE), which is located 0 km from the city centre

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Penzance, followed by Great Western Railway. The train station in Penzance is called Penzance, and is located 0.5 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Penzance is to pick up a car rental from Bristol, which is about 255 km from Penzance. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and keddy by Europcar, among others, in Bristol.

Bus

National Express operates bus routes to Penzance. From Birmingham, the bus ride to Penzance takes 861 km and will cost you around C$ 53. From Manchester, the ticket costs about C$ 129 for a journey of 1505 km. The most popular bus station is Penzance Trelawney Estate, located 2.8 km from downtown Penzance. Penzance Botallack, Queens Arms is also a commonly used station, and is 11 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Penzance, you’ll arrive at Penzance (PZE), which is located 0 km from the city centre

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Penzance, followed by Great Western Railway. The train station in Penzance is called Penzance, and is located 0.5 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Penzance is to pick up a car rental from Bristol, which is about 255 km from Penzance. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and keddy by Europcar, among others, in Bristol.

Bus

National Express operates bus routes to Penzance. From Birmingham, the bus ride to Penzance takes 861 km and will cost you around C$ 53. From Manchester, the ticket costs about C$ 129 for a journey of 1505 km. The most popular bus station is Penzance Trelawney Estate, located 2.8 km from downtown Penzance. Penzance Botallack, Queens Arms is also a commonly used station, and is 11 km from the city centre.

Airports near Penzance

Airlines serving Penzance

SWISS
Good (938 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,724 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,376 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (696 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (184 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,403 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,348 reviews)
Loganair
Excellent (15 reviews)
Edelweiss Air
Good (23 reviews)
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Where to stay in Penzance

Average rates range from around C$ 171 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 123 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Penzance

Most booked hotels in Penzance

Pedn-Olva
3 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 288+
The Land's End Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 202+
Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 560+
St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 290+
Hotel Penzance
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 225+
Tregenna Castle Resort
3 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 194+

Renting a car in Penzance

Expect to pay C$ 2.50 per litre in Penzance (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 29.93 and C$ 39.90. The most frequently booked car type in Penzance is Economy (Opel Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Mercedes-Benz A-Class or similar) are, on average, 21% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Expect to pay C$ 2.50 per litre in Penzance (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 29.93 and C$ 39.90. The most frequently booked car type in Penzance is Economy (Opel Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Mercedes-Benz A-Class or similar) are, on average, 21% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.