There are 4 ways to get from Ilfracombe to Plymouth by train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 15 min

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

$57 - $108

Cheapest option

Line 21 bus, bus, line 1 bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the line 21 bus from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park to Bideford Quay 21 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bideford Quay to Tavistock, Bus Station 118
  3. Take the line 1 bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade 1

$31

2 alternative options

Bus, line 1 bus  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park to Barnstaple, Bus Station 21A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Tavistock, Bus Station 118
  3. Take the line 1 bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to Plymouth, Mayflower Street 1

$31

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Ilfracombe to Plymouth 75.5 miles

$16 - $24

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

You can take a train from Ilfracombe to Plymouth via Barnstaple, Post Office, Barnstaple, Bus Station, Barnstaple, Rail Station, Barnstaple, and Exeter St Davids in around 4 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ilfracombe to Plymouth via Barnstaple, Bus Station and Tavistock, Bus Station in around 4 h 21 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park to Barnstaple, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to Plymouth, Mayflower Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park to Bideford Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Tavistock, Bus Station to Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Filers Travel
Website
filers.co.uk
Bus from Ilfracombe, Marlborough Road to Barnstaple, Post Office
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
filers.co.uk
Tavistock Country Bus
Phone
07580 260683
Website
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Bus from Barnstaple, Bus Station to Tavistock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Bus from Bideford Quay to Tavistock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ilfracombe and Plymouth is 93 km. The road distance is 121 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ilfracombe to Plymouth is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Ilfracombe to Plymouth is to drive which takes 1 h 49 min and costs £12 - £18.

No, there is no direct bus from Ilfracombe to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park and arriving at Plymouth, Mayflower Street via Barnstaple, Bus Station and Tavistock, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 21 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Ilfracombe to Plymouth, including transfers.