There are 6 ways to get from Exeter to Plymouth by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  56 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$28 - $60

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Rideshare  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Exeter to Plymouth 46.4 miles

$5 - $8

4 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express / ...

$8 - $25

Bus Stagecoach South West  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Sandy Gate, Sowton P&R to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station Falcon

$18

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Exeter to Plymouth 46.2 miles

$210 - $260

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Plymouth 46.2 miles

$9 - $15

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Exeter and arriving at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Plymouth. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 56 min.

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The distance between Exeter and Plymouth is 37 miles. The road distance is 46.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Plymouth without a car is to train which takes 56 min and costs .

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The train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth takes 56 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Exeter to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter station.

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Exeter to Plymouth train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Plymouth is to train which takes 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Exeter to Plymouth train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Plymouth station.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 36.6 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Exeter to Plymouth every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 56 min. Great Western Railway also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Exeter to Plymouth every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min. Megabus UK also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $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 Exeter to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Sidwell Street to Plymouth, University
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sandy Gate, Sowton P&R to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Exeter to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Exeter to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$210 - $260
Gemini Taxis Exeter
Phone
+44 1392 666666
Website
geminitaxis.com
Z Cars Taxi Office
Phone
+44 1392 422888

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Plymouth is 46 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Exeter to Plymouth.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Exeter and Plymouth. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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