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There are 6 ways to get from Plymouth to Burnley by train, bus, car, night bus or plane

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Train via Birmingham  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street Plymouth - Edinburgh / ...
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston London Euston - Blackpool North / ...

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Bus  •  10h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

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Train  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Manchester Piccadilly Plymouth - Manchester Piccadilly

Train via Cardiff  •  9h 21m

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

Drive  •  5h 9m

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Burnley 315.2 miles

Night bus, fly, train  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Manchester (MAN) NQY - MAN
  3. Take the train from Salford Crescent to Burnley Manchester Road

Plymouth to Burnley by train

The train journey time between Plymouth and Burnley is around 6h 48m and covers a distance of around 344 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 13m. Operated by CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast and Northern Rail, the Plymouth to Burnley train service departs from Plymouth and arrives in Burnley Manchester Road. Typically 79 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

79 Weekly Trains
6h 48m Average Duration
£142 Cheapest Price
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Plymouth → Burnley
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The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Burnley is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 10h 21m.

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The fastest way to get from Plymouth to Burnley is to drive which takes 5h 9m and costs £95 - £140.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth station to Burnley. However, there are services departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and arriving at Mechanics Institute via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Chorlton Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 21m.

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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 Birmingham New Street and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 48m.

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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 via Birmingham which takes 6h 48m and costs £140 - £410.

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It takes approximately 6h 48m to get from Plymouth to Burnley, including transfers.

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Plymouth to Burnley bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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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 via Birmingham which takes 6h 48m and costs £140 - £410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £20 and takes 10h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Burnley.
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  • Distance: 251.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 48m

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

You can take a train from Plymouth to Burnley via Birmingham New Street and Preston in around 6h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Plymouth to Burnley via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Chorlton Street in around 10h 21m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Newquay to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newquay to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £290
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 23m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£95 - £260
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£95 - £120
Anytime Day 1st Class
£180 - £260
Train from Plymouth to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£130 - £320
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£130 - £160
Anytime Day 1st Class
£230 - £320
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 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £75
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£55 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
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
5h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Newquay Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Plymouth to Burnley bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Plymouth to Burnley train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Preston 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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easyJet and Loganair offer flights from Newquay Airport to Manchester Airport.

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