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

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Train  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street

$90 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 35 min

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

$19 - $50

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 14 min

  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

$95 - $125

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Birmingham 203.5 miles

$40 - $65

Night bus, fly  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Birmingham (BHX) NQY - BHX

$68 - $316

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Birmingham is to bus which costs £14 - £40 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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

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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 5 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Plymouth and arriving at Birmingham New Street. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

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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 3 h 31 min and costs £70 - £110.

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The train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street takes 3 h 31 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Plymouth to Birmingham every 3 hours. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Plymouth to Birmingham 5 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $24 and the journey takes 5 h 35 min. Megabus UK also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newquay to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
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
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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
5 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK

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