There are 3 ways to get from Bournemouth to Plymouth by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express

$14 - $19

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Plymouth

$157 - $270

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Plymouth 126.5 miles

$27 - $40

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road station and arriving at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Plymouth via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 41 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Plymouth is 103 miles. The road distance is 126.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Plymouth without a car is to bus which takes 5 h and costs .

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The bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way takes 5 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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Bournemouth to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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Bournemouth to Plymouth train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Bournemouth station.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Plymouth is to bus which takes 5 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 41 min.

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Bournemouth to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 102.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Plymouth, England?

National Express operates a bus from Bournemouth to Plymouth once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $19 and the journey takes 5 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bournemouth to Plymouth via Reading in around 5 h 41 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $200
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Bournemouth to Plymouth is 126 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Bournemouth to Plymouth.

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