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There are 11 ways to get from Plymouth to Ullswater by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith

Train via Preston

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Penrith North Lakes

Train via Cardiff

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes

Drive

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Ullswater

Train to Exeter, fly to Edinburgh, train

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh, train

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

Train to Exeter, fly to Newcastle, train

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Newcastle (NCL)
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, train

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA)
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL)
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

Train to Newquay, fly to Manchester, train

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Par
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Manchester (MAN)
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes

Plymouth to Ullswater by train and bus

The journey time between Plymouth and Ullswater is around 10h 27m and covers a distance of around 414 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 48m. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 33m. Operated by CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast and Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, the Plymouth to Ullswater service departs from Plymouth and arrives in Matterdale, Dobbin Wood Lodge. Typically 26 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
6h 39m
Layover time:
3h 48m
Total time:
10h 27m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
7h 33m
Journey distance:
414 miles
Services per week:
26
Cheapest price:
£168
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:25
Last service departs at:
18:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Plymouth to Ullswater train and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Ullswater is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 12h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Ullswater is to drive which costs £55 - £85 and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth station to Ullswater. However, there are services departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and arriving at Matterdale, Dobbin Wood Lodge via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Penrith, Rail Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 20m.

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The distance between Plymouth and Ullswater is 297 miles. The road distance is 369.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Ullswater without a car is to train which takes 8h 40m and costs £160 - £490.

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It takes approximately 8h 40m to get from Plymouth to Ullswater, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Ullswater is to train which takes 8h 40m and costs £160 - £490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £35 and takes 12h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Plymouth to Ullswater bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Penrith station.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Ullswater.
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  • Distance: 296.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 40m

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

You can take a train from Plymouth to Ullswater via Birmingham New Street, Penrith North Lakes, and Penrith, Rail Station in around 8h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Plymouth to Ullswater via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Penrith, Rail Station in around 12h 20m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Flights from Newquay to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£65 - £240
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £440
Flights from Exeter to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £260
Flights from Newquay to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£20 - £130
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£26 - £130
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 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 Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £180
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
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£65 - £230
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £90
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£170 - £230
Train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Preston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £95
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £95
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £160
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £160
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£25 - £40
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£12 - £17
Off-Peak Day Single
£19 - £29
Anytime Day Single
£25 - £40
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £55
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£14 - £21
Off-Peak Day Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £55
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Off-Peak Day Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Off-Peak Day Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
Train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£15 - £22
Off-Peak Day Single
£27 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
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 31m
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 Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
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
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£8 - £95
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £95
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 Penrith
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express

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