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There are 7 ways to get from Ilford to Plymouth by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth

$127 - $230

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Bus National Express  •  7h 52m

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

$25 - $61

5 alternative options

Bus Megabus UK  •  9h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth, University M6

$36 - $61

Drive  •  4h 15m

  1. Drive from Ilford to Plymouth 227.5 miles

$45 - $75

Fly London City to Exeter, train  •  5h 24m

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

$91 - $332

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay, train  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  3. Take the train from Newquay to Plymouth

$90 - $257

Fly London Heathrow to Newquay, train  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newquay (NQY) LHR - NQY
  2. Take the train from Newquay to Plymouth

$224 - $534

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The cheapest way to get from Ilford to Plymouth is to bus which costs £18 - £50 and takes 7h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Ilford to Plymouth is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ilford to Plymouth station. However, there are services departing from Ilford Broadway and arriving at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way via City of London, Bank Station Queen Victoria Street and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 52m.

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The distance between Ilford and Plymouth is 202 miles. The road distance is 227.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Plymouth without a car is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs £95 - £180.

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

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Ilford to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Plymouth is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs £95 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £50 and takes 7h 52m.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Ilford 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 Ilford to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 202 miles
  • Duration: 4h 42m

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Ilford to Plymouth every 2 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $220 and the journey takes 3h 1m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Ilford to Plymouth every 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 5h 25m. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $220
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth, University
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
Megabus UK

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Yes, the driving distance between Ilford to Plymouth is 228 miles. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from Ilford to Plymouth.

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Flybe offers flights from London City Airport to Exeter Airport.

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