Directions from Southampton to Plymouth

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Recommended option

Train via Bristol Temple Meads  •  4 h 19 min

$108 - $206

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. National Express

$17 - $22

2 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  4 h 38 min

$68 - $129

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. 151.8 miles

$30 - $50

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Plymouth via Bristol Temple Meads in around 4 h 19 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton to Plymouth once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $22 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Southampton and Plymouth is 202 km. The road distance is 243 km.

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Plymouth is to bus which costs £12 - £17 and takes 6 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Southampton to Plymouth is to drive which takes 2 h 49 min and costs £24 - £35.

No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Plymouth via Bristol Temple Meads. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southampton and arriving at Plymouth. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Southampton to Plymouth, including transfers.