There are 5 ways to get from London to Plymouth by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth

$110 - $220

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 25 min

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

$19 - $55

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 54 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

$69 - $93

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from London to Plymouth 217.4 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, train  •  4 h 56 min

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

$90 - $329

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from London to Plymouth is to train which costs £90 - £170 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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The distance between London and Plymouth is 193 miles. The road distance is 217.4 miles.

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The train from London Paddington to Plymouth takes 3 h 1 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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

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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 1 min.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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  • Distance: 192.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 1 min

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 $110 - $220 and the journey takes 3 h 1 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Plymouth 5 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min. Megabus UK also services this route twice 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
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $220
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
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
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
$15
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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