There are 3 ways to get from Poole to Plymouth by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from POOLE, Dorset to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express

$14 - $18

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Train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Poole to Upwey
  2. Take the train from Upwey to Castle Cary
  3. Take the train from Castle Cary to Plymouth

$85 - $167

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Poole to Plymouth 121.9 miles

$26 - $40

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from POOLE, Dorset and arriving at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Poole to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Poole and arriving at Plymouth via Upwey and Castle Cary. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 33 min.

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The distance between Poole and Plymouth is 98 miles. The road distance is 121.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Poole to Plymouth without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 35 min and costs .

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The bus from POOLE, Dorset to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way takes 4 h 35 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Poole to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from POOLE, Dorset station.

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Poole to Plymouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Poole station.

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The best way to get from Poole to Plymouth is to bus which takes 4 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 33 min.

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

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Poole to Plymouth train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Plymouth station.

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Map of how to get from Poole to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 98.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Poole to Plymouth once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $18 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Poole to Plymouth via Upwey and Castle Cary in around 5 h 33 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Upwey to Castle Cary
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $40
Train from Castle Cary to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
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 POOLE, Dorset to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Poole to Plymouth is 122 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to drive from Poole to Plymouth.

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