There are 5 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Plymouth

$114 - $174

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester to Plymouth National Express

$27 - $34

3 alternative options

Bus Megabus UK  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Coventry, Corporation St 48
  2. Take the bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station M36

$45 - $71

Drive  •  4 h

  1. Drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth 244.5 miles

$50 - $80

Train, fly  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Exeter (EXT) MAN - EXT
  4. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$121 - $344

What companies run services between East Midlands Airport (EMA), England and Plymouth, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth every 2 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 4 h 9 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $29 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$110 - $170
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $180
Train from Derby to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Single
$25 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $28
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach Warwickshire
Phone
01604 67 60 60
Email
midlands.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Coventry, Corporation St
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth?

The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Plymouth is 335 km. The road distance is 391 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth?

The cheapest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth is to bus which costs £19 - £25 and takes 9 h 10 min.

What is the fastest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth?

The quickest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth is to drive which takes 4 h and costs £35 - £55.

Is there a direct bus between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Plymouth?

No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) and arriving at Plymouth via Leicester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

How long does it take to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth?

It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth, including transfers.