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Glasgow to St. Just Penwith

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Glasgow to St. Just Penwith

Can anyone help? My daughter (over 20) and I have a two together railcard, we want to travel from Glasgow Central rail station to St. Just in September for a weeks holiday, what would be the best and quickest way to get there? totally confused with all the web site info!

Many Thanks

Lyn

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1. Re: Glasgow to St. Just Penwith

Train will take ten to eleven hours to Penzance.

You could fly to Newquay hire a car, probably not cost much more, if that is an option.

Or taxi from Newquay.

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2. Re: Glasgow to St. Just Penwith

Believe it or not, there is a direct train from Glasgow Central to Penzance (the nearest station), it takes twelve hours though! There are also other options on the same route, usually with a change at Birmingham New Street and/or Plymouth

For the two of you using a Two Together railcard, it would cost from £148.50 each way using Advance singles (so from £297 return). Or you can get two more flexible(and refundable) off-peak returns for a total of £311.00 - these are valid for any train after 09.30 (any time Saturday or Sunday).

Bookings are currently available up to mid-September. Book directly with Cross Country Trains.

http://www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/

Edited: 22 June 2015, 02:45
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3. Re: Glasgow to St. Just Penwith

That's a mammoth train journey, as long as you know that, otherwise I would def fly which is what we do if going to Scotland.

You will really need a car if staying in St Just anyway as the buses aren't that frequent. Penzance would be a better place to stay if you do come by train and don't hire a car.

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4. Re: Glasgow to St. Just Penwith

Your title says St Just Penwith, but you have posted in the Roseland forum. Which do you want - St Just in Roseland or St Just in Penwith? They are different places, miles apart, with different transport possibilities.

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5. Re: Glasgow to St. Just Penwith

You could do the train via London, particularly if the cheaper Cross country tickets sell out. You could even get the sleeper from London - Truro (for at just in roseland) or to Penzance for St just in penwith.

Would agree that Penzance would be a better Base than St just (penwith) if you don't have a car although there are fairly frequent buses between the two.

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6. Re: Glasgow to St. Just Penwith

Hiring a car for a few days would allow you to visit some of the places impossible to access by public transport.

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