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There are 5 ways to get from Epsom to Plymouth by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth

£80 - £111

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express

£12 - £16

3 alternative options

Train via Exeter  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

£101 - £283

Drive  •  3h 41m

  1. Drive from Epsom to Plymouth 209.6 miles

£30 - £50

Fly, train  •  8h 52m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Exeter (EXT) LHR - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

£126 - £460

Epsom to Plymouth by train and subway

The journey time between Epsom and Plymouth is around 4h 37m and covers a distance of around 240 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 3m. Services are operated by South Western Railway, London Underground (Tube) and First Great Western Service. Typically 149 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 37m
Fastest journey time:
4h 3m
Journey distance:
240 miles
Services per week:
149
Cheapest price:
£80
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:33
Last service departs at:
22:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Epsom to Plymouth train and subway schedules

Departing Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Epsom → Plymouth
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The cheapest way to get from Epsom to Plymouth is to bus which costs £12 - £16 and takes 7h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Epsom to Plymouth is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Epsom to Plymouth station. However, there are services departing from Epsom, Clock Tower and arriving at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way via Cromwell Road Bus Station and Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Epsom to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Epsom and arriving at Plymouth via Wimbledon station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 42m.

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The distance between Epsom and Plymouth is 183 miles. The road distance is 209.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Epsom to Plymouth without a car is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs £80 - £120.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from Epsom to Plymouth, including transfers.

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Epsom to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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Epsom to Plymouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from London Waterloo station.

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The best way to get from Epsom to Plymouth is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs £80 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £16 and takes 7h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Epsom to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 182.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 42m

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

First Great Western Service operates a train from London Paddington to Plymouth hourly. Tickets cost £75 - £100 and the journey takes 3h 9m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way 4 times a day. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 4h 35m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £150
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £270
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£90 - £420
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £100
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£75 - £100
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £180
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £25
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£20 - £25
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Exeter Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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Epsom to Plymouth train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Plymouth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Epsom to Plymouth is 210 miles. It takes approximately 3h 41m to drive from Epsom to Plymouth.

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Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Loganair and two other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Exeter Airport.

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