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, bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South
  2. Take the bus from Dorchester, South Station to Axminster, Rail Station X51
  3. Take the bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Sowton, Honiton Road P&R 4 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Sowton, Honiton Road P&R to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station

$42 - $50

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Plymouth 126.5 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Plymouth is to bus which costs £11 - £15 and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Plymouth is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 25 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 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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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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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.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express
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
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Sowton, Honiton Road P&R
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sowton, Honiton Road P&R to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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