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

Train  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street

$95 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth to Birmingham National Express

$19 - $25

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 11 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

$97 - $127

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Birmingham 203.5 miles

$40 - $65

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Plymouth to Birmingham hourly. Tickets cost $95 - $150 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 - $25 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min.

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
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $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 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Plymouth and Birmingham is 281 km. The road distance is 326 km.

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Birmingham is to bus which costs £14 - £19 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plymouth and arriving at Birmingham. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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