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London to Plymouth by train

The journey from London to Plymouth by train is 193.38 mi and takes 3 hrs 55 mins. There are 47 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:23 and the last at 23:45. It is possible to travel from London to Plymouth by train for as little as £39.52 or as much as £169.15. The best price for this journey is £39.52.

Lowest Price£39.52
Journey Duration3 hrs 55 mins
Connection per Day47
Lowest Price£39.52
Highest Price£169.15
First Departure05:23
Last Departure23:45
Distance193.38 mi
DepartureLondon
ArrivalPlymouth
CarriersGreat Western Railway, CrossCountry

London to Plymouth Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, 25 Jul 2024

Your journey from London to Plymouth with Virail

Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from London to Plymouth. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How much will I pay for train tickets from London to Plymouth?

The cheapest train tickets from London to Plymouth cost £39.52. On average, you can expect to spend around £81.74 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from London to Plymouth.
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On average, a train ticket from London to Plymouth will cost you £81.74. 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.

How long does the journey from London to Plymouth take by train?

Traveling from London to Plymouth by train will usually take 3 hrs 55 mins. This journey covers a distance of 193.38 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 3 hrs 55 mins is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between London and Plymouth runs for about 193.38 mi and usually takes approximately 3 hrs 55 mins. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 2 hrs 51 mins. If you are trying to get from London to Plymouth as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

At what time of the day can I travel from London to Plymouth?

The first journey of the day departs from London at 05:23. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 23:45. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between London and Plymouth. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from London to Plymouth leaving at 05:23. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 23:45.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

What are the stations on the London to Plymouth route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between London and Plymouth. You can start your journey in London at stations such as Waterloo Rue de la Station 220,London Stansted Airport,London City Airport, LCY,London bridge,London, Victoria Coach Station,London, Marble Arch,London, Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 5,London Heathrow Airport T3,London St. Pancras International,London Euston,London, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5,London waterloo east,Gatwick Airport,LONDON,Luton Airport (LTN),London, Stratford,Southend airport,London paddington,London Southend Airport. These connect to stations including St budeaux ferry road,Plymouth, University,Keyham,Plymouth salt rd in Plymouth. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from London to Plymouth.

How many journeys from London to Plymouth take place each day?

You will be able to travel from London to Plymouth using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 47 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from London to Plymouth using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 18 direct connections from London to Plymouth each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 29 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from London 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 London to Plymouth
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from London to Plymouth.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from London 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 London 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 London to Plymouth

The cheapest London - Plymouth train tickets can be found for as low as £46.47 if you’re lucky, or £55.10 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £59.98.

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

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

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 and South Western Railway from London to Plymouth
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London to Plymouth CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
21.78kg
Bus
23.34kg
Flight
62.24kg
Car
49.79kg
What are the CO2 emissions from London to Plymouth by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between London and Plymouth are 21.78kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between London and Plymouth? By taking the train between London and Plymouth you will save 40.46kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.56kg compared to a bus and 28.01kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from London to Plymouth?
A train ticket from London to Plymouth is £81.74. 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 £39.52.
What's the cheapest train ticket from London to Plymouth?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Plymouth is £39.52. 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 London and Plymouth by train?
London to Plymouth is 193.38 mi.
How long does the train between London and Plymouth take?
London to Plymouth is on average 3 hrs 55 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 51 mins.
Which companies operate from London to Plymouth?
The train journey from London to Plymouth is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Great Western Railway, CrossCountry and South Western Railway.
How many train connections per day go from London to Plymouth?
London to Plymouth has 47 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from London to Plymouth leave?
The earliest train from London to Plymouth departs at 05:23. 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 London to Plymouth depart?
The latest train from London to Plymouth departs at 23:45. 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 London 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 £39.52 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 London to Plymouth?
There are on average 18 direct connection(s) from London to go to Plymouth.
What's the fastest journey time between London to Plymouth by train?
The fastest journey time by train between London and Plymouth is 2 hrs 51 mins.
Is there a direct train from London to Plymouth?
Yes, there is a direct train between London and Plymouth.
What are the CO2 emissions for London to Plymouth by train?
The train journey from London to Plymouth creates 21.78kg of CO2 emissions.

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