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

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Train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to London Paddington

$130 - $230

Cheapest option

Night bus to Newquay, fly to London Gatwick  •  5 h 17 min

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

$59 - $191

6 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  5 h 32 min

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

$82 - $145

Bus  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Croydon, Delta Point X26

$67 - $77

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Croydon 220 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Exeter, fly to London City  •  4 h 53 min

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

$97 - $340

Train to Exeter, fly to London Heathrow  •  7 h 21 min

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

$256 - $546

Train to Exeter, fly to Southend, train  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Southend (SEN) EXT - SEN
  3. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)

$156 - $570

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The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Croydon is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Croydon is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth station to Croydon. However, there are services departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and arriving at Croydon, Delta Point via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Plymouth to Croydon. However, there are services departing from Plymouth and arriving at West Croydon via Exeter St Davids and Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

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The distance between Plymouth and Croydon is 191 miles. The road distance is 220 miles.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Croydon without a car is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs £100 - £180.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Plymouth to Croydon, including transfers.

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

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Plymouth to Croydon train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Plymouth station.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Croydon is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs £100 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £60 and takes 6 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Croydon.
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  • Distance: 190.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Plymouth to Croydon every 2 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $220 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Plymouth to Croydon via Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 6 h 43 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Newquay to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Belfast City, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Newquay to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $220
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Greater Anglia
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
4 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
National Express
Night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Croydon, Delta Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Plymouth to Croydon bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Croydon, Delta Point station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Plymouth to Croydon is 220 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to drive from Plymouth to Croydon.

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Flybe offers flights from Exeter Airport to London City Airport.

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