There are 7 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Plymouth by plane, train, bus, night 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

Fly London Stansted to Newquay, train  •  4 h 55 min

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

$131 - $515

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to London - Victoria Station A20
  2. Take the night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth, University M6

$43 - $73

5 alternative options

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  5 h 44 min

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

$117 - $357

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay, train  •  7 h 13 min

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

$115 - $298

Train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth

$148 - $249

Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Plymouth National Express

$79 - $103

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Plymouth 262.9 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Plymouth is to bus and night bus which costs £30 - £60 and takes 8 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Plymouth is to drive which takes 4 h 30 min and costs £40 - £65.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Plymouth is 351 km. The road distance is 421 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Plymouth, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Plymouth via Heathrow Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Plymouth, England?

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Plymouth via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Plymouth via Heathrow Airport London in around 7 h 5 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Stansted to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
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
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
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
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
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 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
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
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$39
Business
$36
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$26
First
$40
Business
$39
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
nationalexpress.com
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London - Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
cms-tvision.terravisionlondo.netdna-cdn.com
Airport Bus Express
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
airportbusexpress.co.uk

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