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Birmingham to Plymouth by train

The journey from Birmingham to Plymouth by train is 175.08 mi and takes 4 hrs 3 mins. There are 25 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:00 and the last at 22:12. It is possible to travel from Birmingham to Plymouth by train for as little as £73.72 or as much as £166.22. The best price for this journey is £73.72.

Lowest Price£73.72
Journey Duration4 hrs 3 mins
Connection per Day25
Lowest Price£73.72
Highest Price£166.22
First Departure05:00
Last Departure22:12
Distance175.08 mi
DepartureBirmingham
ArrivalPlymouth
CarriersGreat Western Railway, CrossCountry

Birmingham to Plymouth Train Times

Departure date
Saturday, 15 Jun 2024

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What's the best way to get from Birmingham to Plymouth? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Birmingham to Plymouth, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Birmingham to Plymouth?

On average, a train ticket from Birmingham to Plymouth will cost you £137.35. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £73.72. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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When you're traveling from Birmingham to Plymouth, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £137.35. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long does it take to get from Birmingham to Plymouth by train?

The distance between Birmingham and Plymouth is approximately 175.08 mi. In general, it will take you about 4 hrs 3 mins to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey from Birmingham to Plymouth covers a distance of 175.08 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 4 hrs 3 mins. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 3 hrs 18 mins. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Birmingham to Plymouth faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What are the stations on the Birmingham to Plymouth route?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Birmingham from the following stations: Five ways,Birmingham new street,Birmingham, Coach Station,Birmingham moor street. Arriving at Plymouth, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: St budeaux ferry road,Plymouth, University,Keyham,Plymouth salt rd. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Plymouth.

How many times a day do journeys run from Birmingham to Plymouth?

The route from Birmingham to Plymouth is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Birmingham 25 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Birmingham to Plymouth, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 12 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 13 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Birmingham to Plymouth. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Plymouth
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Plymouth.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Birmingham to Plymouth, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Birmingham to Plymouth.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Plymouth

The cheapest Birmingham - Plymouth train tickets can be found for as low as £56.42 if you’re lucky, or £102.53 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £154.54.

Find the best day to travel to Plymouth by train

When travelling to Plymouth by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

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Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British railway company that operates passenger services between London and the southwest of England, as well as parts of Wales. It was founded in 1833 and was originally known as the Great Western Railway Company. GWR is now owned by FirstGroup. The company is known for its iconic green livery and its historic steam locomotives, including the famous Flying Scotsman.

Services on board Great Western Railway from Birmingham to Plymouth
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Birmingham to Plymouth CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
19.72kg
Bus
21.13kg
Flight
56.35kg
Car
45.08kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Birmingham to Plymouth by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Birmingham and Plymouth are 19.72kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Birmingham and Plymouth? By taking the train between Birmingham and Plymouth you will save 36.63kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.41kg compared to a bus and 25.36kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Birmingham to Plymouth?
A train ticket from Birmingham to Plymouth is £137.35. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £73.72.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Birmingham to Plymouth?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Birmingham to Plymouth is £73.72. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Birmingham and Plymouth by train?
Birmingham to Plymouth is 175.08 mi.
How long does the train between Birmingham and Plymouth take?
Birmingham to Plymouth is on average 4 hrs 3 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 18 mins.
Which companies operate from Birmingham to Plymouth?
The train journey from Birmingham to Plymouth is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Great Western Railway and CrossCountry.
How many train connections per day go from Birmingham to Plymouth?
Birmingham to Plymouth has 25 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Birmingham to Plymouth leave?
The earliest train from Birmingham to Plymouth departs at 05:00. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Birmingham to Plymouth depart?
The latest train from Birmingham to Plymouth departs at 22:12. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Birmingham to Plymouth in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £73.72 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Birmingham to Plymouth?
There are on average 12 direct connection(s) from Birmingham to go to Plymouth.
What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham to Plymouth by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Birmingham and Plymouth is 3 hrs 18 mins.
Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Plymouth?
Yes, there is a direct train between Birmingham and Plymouth.
What are the CO2 emissions for Birmingham to Plymouth by train?
The train journey from Birmingham to Plymouth creates 19.72kg of CO2 emissions.

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