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

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Train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Plymouth

$103 - $164

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express

$25 - $32

3 alternative options

Night train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the night train from Derby to Plymouth

$103 - $164

Drive  •  4 h

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

$50 - $80

Train, fly  •  8 h 8 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

$113 - $329

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth station. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park and arriving at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way via Leicester St Margarets Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 9 min.

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The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Plymouth is 209 miles. The road distance is 244.5 miles.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth without a car is to train which takes 5 h 52 min and costs £75 - £130.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth, including transfers.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth is to train which takes 5 h 52 min and costs £75 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £25 and takes 9 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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Map of how to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 209.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth 5 times a day. Tickets cost $100 - $160 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $27 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 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
Train from Derby to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
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
$17 - $25
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Single
$24 - $35
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
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth is 244 miles. It takes approximately 4 h to drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Plymouth.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Exeter Airport.

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