There are 6 ways to get from London to Plymouth by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth

$130 - $240

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth National Express / ...

$21 - $60

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 55 min

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

$76 - $102

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from London to Plymouth 217.4 miles

$45 - $70

Fly London City to Exeter, train  •  4 h 58 min

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

$94 - $335

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, train  •  6 h 45 min

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

$89 - $267

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from London to Plymouth every 2 hours. Tickets cost $130 - $240 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Plymouth 5 times a day. Tickets cost $21 - $27 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $240
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$65 - $100
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $240
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $28
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
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 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
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
$17
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from London to Plymouth?

The distance between London and Plymouth is 308 km. The road distance is 348 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Plymouth?

The cheapest way to get from London to Plymouth is to bus which costs £15 - £40 and takes 5 h 25 min.

What is the fastest way to get from London to Plymouth?

The quickest way to get from London to Plymouth is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs £90 - £170.

Is there a direct train between London and Plymouth?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Paddington and arriving at Plymouth. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

Is there a direct bus between London and Plymouth?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Plymouth. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

How long does it take to get from London to Plymouth?

The train from London Paddington to Plymouth takes 3 h 3 min including transfers and departs every two hours.