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Duration 5h 16m
Distance 279.3 miles
Average price £114
Frequency 12/day

Trip overview

The average train between Essex and Plymouth takes 5h 16m and the fastest train takes 4h 39m. There is a train service every few hours from Essex to Plymouth. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. White Notley
  2. London Paddington
  3. Plymouth
5h 11m
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£95 - £129

Essex to Plymouth train times

Trains run every two hours between Essex and Plymouth. The earliest departure is at 13:08 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Essex is at 22:08 which arrives into Plymouth at 05:10. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h 16m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Essex to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from White Notley and arriving at Plymouth via Liverpool Street station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 11m.

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The distance between Essex and Plymouth is 230 miles. The road distance is 279.3 miles.

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Essex to Plymouth train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from White Notley station.

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Essex to Plymouth train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Plymouth station.

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