There are 9 ways to get from Belfast to Plymouth by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Belfast City to Exeter, train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Exeter (EXT) BHD - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$91 - $359

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way

$56 - $73

7 alternative options

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol, train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Bristol (BRS) BFS - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth

$112 - $279

Fly Belfast City to Cardiff, train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Cardiff (CWL) BHD - CWL
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth

$136 - $397

Car ferry, bus, train  •  14 h 23 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth

$251 - $376

Car ferry, train  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth

$166 - $233

Car ferry, train via Glasgow Central  •  16 h 23 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth

$330 - $490

Car ferry, train via Cardiff Central  •  18 h 6 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Chester to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Plymouth

$195 - $313

Car ferry, drive  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Plymouth

$139 - $199

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Plymouth is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £40 - £60 and takes 18 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Plymouth is to fly and train which costs £65 - £280 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Plymouth is 303 miles.

It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Belfast to Plymouth, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Plymouth station. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way via Dublin and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 9 min.

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What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Plymouth, England?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Plymouth. However, you can take the line 600 shuttle to Belfast City Airport, take the walk to Belfast City airport, fly to Exeter, take the walk to Clyst Honiton, Exeter International Airport, take the line 56 bus to Exeter, St Davids Station, take the walk to Exeter St Davids, then take the train to Plymouth. Alternatively, you can take the line 300 shuttle to Belfast Aldergrove International Airport, take the walk to Belfast (Aldergrove) airport, fly to Bristol, take the walk to Bristol Airport, take the shuttle to Bristol Temple Meads, then take the train to Plymouth.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Belfast City to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Belfast City to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Day Single
$170 - $270
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
First Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$170
Car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$226

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