There are 6 ways to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Plymouth by train, bus, car or plane

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Train South Western Railway  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$68 - $133

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Bus  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express

$18 - $57

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Train Great Western Railway  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Plymouth

$146 - $254

Train, bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Dorchester South
  2. Take the bus from Dorchester, South Station to Axminster, Rail Station X51
  3. Take the bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Sowton, Honiton Road P&R 4 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Sowton, Honiton Road P&R to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station

$50 - $63

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Plymouth 152.8 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  5 h 59 min

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

$116 - $370

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Southampton Airport Parkway and arriving at Plymouth via Salisbury and Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 54 min.

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The distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) and Plymouth is 129 miles. The road distance is 152.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Plymouth without a car is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Plymouth, including transfers.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Plymouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Southampton Airport Parkway station.

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The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Plymouth is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Plymouth train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Plymouth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) to Plymouth is 153 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Plymouth.

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Flybe offers flights from London City Airport to Exeter Airport.

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Map of how to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 129 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

What companies run services between Southampton Airport (SOU), England and Plymouth, England?

You can take a train from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Plymouth via Salisbury and Exeter St Davids in around 4 h 54 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Plymouth once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $28
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 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
Train from Reading to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $200
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Sowton, Honiton Road P&R
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sowton, Honiton Road P&R to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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