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

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Train  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Reading

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Bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express

4 alternative options

Train via Exeter  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Clapham Junction

Drive  •  3h 30m

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Charlton 201.1 miles

Train, fly to London Gatwick  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London Gatwick (LGW) EXT - LGW

Train, fly to London Heathrow  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London Heathrow (LHR) EXT - LHR
Plymouth → Charlton
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The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Charlton is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 5h 50m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Plymouth to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Plymouth and arriving at Upper Halliford via Exeter St Davids and Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 59m.

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The distance between Plymouth and Charlton is 177 miles. The road distance is 201.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Charlton without a car is to train which takes 4h 30m and costs £75 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Plymouth to Charlton, including transfers.

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Plymouth to Charlton train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Plymouth station.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Charlton is to train which takes 4h 30m and costs £75 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £20 and takes 5h 50m.

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Plymouth to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Clapham Junction station.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Charlton.
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  • Distance: 177.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 30m

What companies run services between Plymouth, England and Charlton, Surrey, England?

First Great Western Service operates a train from Plymouth to Reading hourly. Tickets cost £65 - £85 and the journey takes 2h 44m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 3 times a day. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 4h 40m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £460
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£90 - £390
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £460
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£230 - £600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £550
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £260
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Reading
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£65 - £85
Anytime Day 1st Class
£110 - £160
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
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Plymouth to Charlton is 201 miles. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from Plymouth to Charlton.

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Loganair, Aurigny, Blue Islands Limited and easyJet offer flights from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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