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There are 8 ways to get from Plymouth to Burnley by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Burnley Manchester Road

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Bus  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Armada Bus Station to Bristol Bond St Plymouth Armada Bus Station - London Victoria Coach Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bond St to Manchester Shudehill Interchange Bradford Interchange station - Exeter Sowton Park And Ride / ...

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Train via Birmingham  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston

Train via Cardiff  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly

Drive  •  5h 9m

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Burnley 315.2 miles

Train to Exeter, fly to Manchester, train  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Manchester (MAN) EXT - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Burnley Manchester Road

Train to Newquay, fly to Manchester, train  •  8h 52m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Par
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Manchester (MAN) NQY - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Burnley Manchester Road

Train to Exeter, fly to Newcastle, train  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Newcastle (NCL) EXT - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Leeds
  4. Take the train from Leeds to Burnley Manchester Road

Plymouth to Burnley by train

The train journey time between Plymouth and Burnley is around 7h 45m and covers a distance of around 369 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 7m. The fastest train normally takes 7h 30m. Operated by CrossCountry and Northern Rail, the Plymouth to Burnley train service departs from Plymouth and arrives in Burnley Manchester Road. Typically 61 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
6h 38m
Layover time:
1h 7m
Total time:
7h 45m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
7h 30m
Train distance:
369 miles
Trains per week:
61
Cheapest price:
£157
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:25
Last train departs at:
18:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Plymouth to Burnley train schedules

Plymouth → Burnley
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The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Burnley is to bus which costs £22 - £40 and takes 10h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Plymouth to Burnley is to drive which takes 5h 9m and costs £45 - £75.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth station to Burnley. However, there are services departing from Plymouth Armada Bus Station and arriving at Burnley, Mechanics Institute via Bristol Bond St and Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Plymouth to Burnley. However, there are services departing from Plymouth and arriving at Burnley Manchester Road via Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 20m.

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The distance between Plymouth and Burnley is 251 miles. The road distance is 315.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Burnley without a car is to train which takes 7h 20m and costs £150 - £370.

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It takes approximately 7h 20m to get from Plymouth to Burnley, including transfers.

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Plymouth to Burnley bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Plymouth Armada Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Burnley is to train which takes 7h 20m and costs £150 - £370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £40 and takes 10h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Burnley.
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  • Distance: 251.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 20m

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

You can take a train from Plymouth to Burnley via Leeds in around 7h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Plymouth to Burnley via Bristol Bond St, Manchester Shudehill Interchange, and Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street in around 10h 45m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£70 - £330
Flights from Newquay to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £490
Flights from Exeter to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £260
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£70 - £330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newquay to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£65 - £240
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Leeds
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£140 - £350
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£140 - £170
Anytime Day 1st Class
£240 - £350
Train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£95 - £260
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£95 - £120
Anytime Day 1st Class
£180 - £260
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £120
Train from Plymouth to Par
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£28 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£28 - £34
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£55 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£110 - £170
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Burnley Manchester Road
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£18 - £25
Train from Manchester Victoria to Burnley Manchester Road
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £19
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £19
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £75
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£55 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £25
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£20 - £25
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £50
Train from Plymouth to Par
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£24 - £35
TransPennine Express Service
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£13 - £130
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £130
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Plymouth Armada Bus Station to Bristol Bond St
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £17
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Bristol Bond St to Manchester Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £20
Website
Megabus UK

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Plymouth to Burnley bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Manchester Shudehill Interchange station.

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Plymouth to Burnley train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Burnley Manchester Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plymouth to Burnley is 315 miles. It takes approximately 5h 9m to drive from Plymouth to Burnley.

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Blue Islands Limited offers flights from Exeter Airport to Manchester Airport.

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