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There are 4 ways to get from Plymouth to Birmingham by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street

$90 - $140

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Bus  •  4h 55m

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

$19 - $50

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal Falcon
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street

$94 - $124

Drive  •  3h 25m

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Birmingham 203.5 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Birmingham is to bus which costs £14 - £40 and takes 4h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Birmingham is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way station and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Plymouth and arriving at Birmingham New Street. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 31m.

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The distance between Plymouth and Birmingham is 176 miles. The road distance is 203.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs £70 - £110.

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The train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street takes 3h 31m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Plymouth to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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Plymouth to Birmingham train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Plymouth station.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Birmingham is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs £70 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £40 and takes 4h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 175.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 31m

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Plymouth to Birmingham hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 3h 31m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Plymouth to Birmingham 5 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $24 and the journey takes 4h 55m. Megabus UK also services this route twice a week.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
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 Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$32
Website
Stagecoach South West

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Plymouth to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Plymouth to Birmingham train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plymouth to Birmingham is 203 miles. It takes approximately 3h 25m to drive from Plymouth to Birmingham.

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