There are 7 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Plymouth

$128 - $229

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express

$73 - $91

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Honiton
  2. Take the bus from Sowton, Honiton Road P&R to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station Falcon

$81 - $113

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth 228.1 miles

$45 - $75

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, train  •  4 h 53 min

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

$74 - $221

Fly London Gatwick to Exeter, train  •  6 h 12 min

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

$212 - $473

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  5 h 25 min

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

$104 - $355

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Plymouth is 183 miles. The road distance is 228.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth station. However, there are services departing from London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Plymouth via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 183.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Plymouth, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth via Reading in around 4 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 in around 6 h 55 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Newquay, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Reading to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $180
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sowton, Honiton Road P&R to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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