There are 7 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 12 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 to Plymouth National Express

$65 - $80

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 55 min

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

$69 - $95

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 9 min

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

$227 - $493

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

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 1-3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  4. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$120 - $370

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, train  •  6 h 56 min

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

$117 - $310

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 takes 3 h 33 min and costs £30 - £50.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Plymouth is 286 km. The road distance is 327 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Plymouth, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Airport London and arriving at Plymouth. 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 1-3 and arriving at Plymouth via London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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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 hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $220 and the journey takes 3 h 1 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Plymouth 5 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $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 Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, 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 City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
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
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 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $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
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
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
$16
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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