There are 6 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Plymouth by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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 31 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth

$147 - $257

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express

$60 - $80

4 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Plymouth 204.1 miles

$40 - $65

Fly London Heathrow to Exeter, train  •  5 h 18 min

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

$227 - $493

Fly London Heathrow to Newquay, train  •  7 h 22 min

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

$191 - $470

Tube, Tube to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the Tube from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station to Green Park Underground Station
  2. Take the Tube from Green Park Underground Station to Canning Town Underground Station
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  4. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$97 - $339

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Plymouth is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Plymouth is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arriving at Plymouth via London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Plymouth is 179 miles. The road distance is 204.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Plymouth without a car is to train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs £110 - £200.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Plymouth, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 178.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Plymouth, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Plymouth every 3 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $220 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Plymouth 5 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $80 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Edinburgh, Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay via Amsterdam, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $220
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
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
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $55
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station to Green Park Underground Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Green Park Underground Station to Canning Town Underground Station
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
nationalexpress.com

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