There are 12 ways to get from France to Plymouth by bus, plane, train, car, car ferry, night train or bus and ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus to Porto, fly to Bristol, train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Vila Nova de Cerveira to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Bristol (BRS) OPO - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth

$153 - $455

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Bus to Porto, fly to Newquay, train  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Vila Nova de Cerveira to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Newquay (NQY) OPO - NQY
  3. Take the train from Newquay to Plymouth

$114 - $394

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Bus to Porto, fly to Exeter, train  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Vila Nova de Cerveira to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Exeter (EXT) OPO - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$160 - $589

Bus to Porto, fly to London City, train  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Vila Nova de Cerveira to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to London City (LCY) OPO - LCY
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth

$244 - $754

Bus to Porto, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Vila Nova de Cerveira to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to London Gatwick (LGW) OPO - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  4. Take the train from Reading to Plymouth

$206 - $540

Bus to Porto, fly to London Stansted, train  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Vila Nova de Cerveira to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to London Stansted (STN) OPO - STN
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth

$212 - $705

Bus to Vigo, fly to Bristol, train  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Tabagón to Puxeiros
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Bristol (BRS) VGO - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth

Bus, train  •  22 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Vila Nova de Cerveira to Bordeaux
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  4. Take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth

$388 - $777

Drive, car ferry  •  26 h 52 min

  1. Drive from France to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth

$175 - $499

Trenhotel, train, car ferry  •  33 h 52 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Guillarei to RENFE Palencia
  2. Take the train from Palencia to Santander A / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth

$167 - $488

Bus, bus and ferry  •  37 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Vila Nova de Cerveira to Paris Gallieni
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Lille
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way M6

$180 - $400

Bus  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Vila Nova de Cerveira to Lalín
  2. Take the bus from Lalin to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way M6

$210 - $325

Questions & Answers

The distance between France and Plymouth is 1007 km.

The best way to get from France to Plymouth without a car is to bus and train which takes 22 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 6 min to get from France to Plymouth, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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BMI Regional, Transavia Holland, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Porto Airport to Bristol Airport.

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Map of how to get from France to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 629.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 6 min

What companies run services between France, Viana do Castelo, Portugal and Plymouth, England?

You can take a bus from France to Plymouth via Vila Nova de Cerveira, Lalín, Lalin, Londres Victoria Coach Station, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 2 days 21 h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Porto to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Porto to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Flights from Vigo to Bristol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Vigo to Bristol via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Vigo to Bristol via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Vigo to Bristol via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Vigo to Bristol via Madrid, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Vigo to Bristol via Madrid, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Vigo to Bristol via Madrid, Porto
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Vigo to Bristol via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Vigo to Bristol via Lisbon, Porto
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Flights from Porto to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $390
Flights from Porto to London Stansted via Faro
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $390
Flights from Porto to London Stansted via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $390
Flights from Porto to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $390
Flights from Porto to London Stansted via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $390
Flights from Vigo to Bristol via Madrid, Valencia
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Porto to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Porto to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Porto to Exeter via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Porto to Exeter via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Porto to Exeter via London City
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Porto to Newquay via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Porto to Newquay via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Porto to Newquay via Nantes, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Porto to Newquay via Madrid, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to London City
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Porto to London City via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Porto to Newquay via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Porto to Newquay via Madrid, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Porto to Newquay via Nantes, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Porto to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Porto to Exeter via Nantes, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Vigo to Bristol via Madrid, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Porto to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Porto to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Porto to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Porto to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Vigo to Bristol via Bilbao, Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from London Paddington to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $240
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$65 - $100
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $240
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Reading to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $90
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $200
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $55
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $200
Eurostar
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Guillarei to RENFE Palencia
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Autna
Phone
+34 (0) 986 288 030
Email
autna@autna.com
Website
autna.com
Bus from Vila Nova de Cerveira to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
autna.com
Andrade Express Turismo
Phone
+351 258 109 556
Email
andradeexpressoturismo@gmail.com
Website
andradeexpressturismo.com
Bus from Vila Nova de Cerveira to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
andradeexpressturismo.com
Automoviles de Tuy, S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 986 61 02 55
Website
automovilesdetuy.es
Bus from Tabagón to Puxeiros
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
automovilesdetuy.es
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Vila Nova de Cerveira to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Vila Nova de Cerveira to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $20
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Autocares Lázara
Phone
+34 (0) 902 23 95 79
Email
info@rutasvigo.com
Website
autocareslazara.com
Bus from Vila Nova de Cerveira to Lalín
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $65
Schedules at
autocareslazara.com
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Lalin to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $110
Car
$260 - $370

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