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

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Train  •  5 h 32 min

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

$128 - $188

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Bus  •  9 h 5 min

  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 Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express

$30 - $40

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Cabot Circus M36
  2. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Newport, Market Square 7Xp
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Chester

$88 - $141

Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Liverpool 294.8 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Exeter, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 46 min

  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 Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

$97 - $266

Night bus to Newquay, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 4 min

  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 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

$75 - $219

Night bus to Newquay, fly to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Birmingham (BHX) NQY - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street

$103 - $366

Night bus to Newquay, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) NQY - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Liverpool Lime Street

$85 - $306

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Liverpool is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 9 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Liverpool is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 4 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth station to Liverpool station. However, there are services departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and arriving at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Plymouth to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Plymouth and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

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The distance between Plymouth and Liverpool is 217 miles. The road distance is 294.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Liverpool without a car is to train which takes 5 h 32 min and costs £95 - £150.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Plymouth to Liverpool, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Liverpool is to train which takes 5 h 32 min and costs £95 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £35 and takes 9 h 5 min.

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

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Plymouth to Liverpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 217 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

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

You can take a train from Plymouth to Liverpool via Birmingham New Street in around 5 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Plymouth to Liverpool via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 9 h 5 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Newquay to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Newquay to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Newquay to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $140
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Chester
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
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
5 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Cabot Circus
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Cabot Circus
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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