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There are 7 ways to get from Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia) by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to London Paddington Penzance - London Paddington / ...

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Bus  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to London Earl's Court National Express

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Night bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the night bus from Plymouth Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station Ukn45

Drive  •  3h 47m

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia) 210.5 miles

Bus to Exeter, fly to London Gatwick  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Armada Bus Station to Exeter Sidmouth Road
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London Gatwick (LGW) EXT - LGW

Bus to Exeter, fly to London Heathrow  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Armada Bus Station to Exeter Sidmouth Road
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London Heathrow (LHR) EXT - LHR

Night bus to Newquay, fly to London Gatwick  •  5h 52m

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

Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia) by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Plymouth and Kensington (Olympia) is around 3h 41m and covers a distance of around 228 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3 min. Services are operated by First Great Western Service and London Underground (Tube). Typically 115 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

115 Weekly Services
3h 41m Average Duration
£82 Cheapest Price
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Plymouth → Kensington (Olympia)
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The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia) is to bus which costs £9 - £12 and takes 5h 33m.

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The fastest way to get from Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia) is to train which takes 3h 41m and costs £80 - £100.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way station and arriving at London Earl's Court. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia) station. However, there are services departing from Plymouth and arriving at High Street Kensington station via Paddington station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 41m.

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The distance between Plymouth and Kensington (Olympia) is 189 miles. The road distance is 210.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia) without a car is to train which takes 3h 41m and costs £80 - £100.

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia), including transfers.

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Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia) train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Plymouth station.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia) is to train which takes 3h 41m and costs £80 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 5h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia).
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  • Distance: 189.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 41m

What companies run services between Plymouth, England and Kensington (Olympia), England?

First Great Western Service operates a train from Plymouth to London Paddington hourly. Tickets cost £75 - £100 and the journey takes 3h 14m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to London Earl's Court 3 times a day. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 5h 20m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£160 - £470
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£410 - £750
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£410 - £750
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£410 - £750
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£200 - £700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £270
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £350
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,000
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£65 - £380
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£160 - £470
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £600
Flights from Exeter to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £600
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Newquay to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £300
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£250 - £550
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £100
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£75 - £100
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £180
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 London Earl's Court
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £12
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
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Plymouth Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£18 - £22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Plymouth Armada Bus Station to Exeter Sidmouth Road
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
Megabus UK

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to London Gatwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 40m and has one stopover.

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Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Earl's Court station.

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Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia) train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at London Paddington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia) is 210 miles. It takes approximately 3h 47m to drive from Plymouth to Kensington (Olympia).

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

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There are 1943+ hotels available in Kensington (Olympia). Prices start at £87 per night.

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