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Trains Plymouth to Birmingham: Times, Prices and Tickets

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What's the best way to get from Plymouth to Birmingham? 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 Plymouth to Birmingham, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

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

On average, a train ticket from Plymouth to Birmingham will cost you £ 4,286.78. 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 £ 137. 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.

Plymouth to Birmingham by train

Best price £ 137
Journey duration 1 h 8 min
Connections per day 25
First departure 09:52
Last departure 00:48
Distance 174.6 mi
Departure Plymouth
Arrival Birmingham
Carriers Nationalrail, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, Cross country, West midlands railway

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£ 137
Maximum price
£ 128,280

Plymouth - Birmingham


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

The journey between Plymouth and Birmingham by train usually takes 1 h 8 min to cover a distance of 175.2 mi. The shortest journey from Plymouth to Birmingham will take you 3 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Birmingham quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When do departures from Plymouth to Birmingham leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Plymouth to Birmingham leaving at 09:52. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 00:48.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.

When traveling from Plymouth to Birmingham by train, which stations can I use?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Plymouth and Birmingham. You can start your journey in Plymouth at stations such as Plymouth [ PLY ], Plymouth, Birmingham New Street, Sutton Coldfield, Devonport, Dockyard, Bristol Temple Meads, Saltash, Newton Abbot and Worcestershire Parkway. These connect to stations including Birmingham New Street [ BHM ], Birmingham New Street, Bristol Temple Meads, Plymouth, Newton Abbot, Devonport, Dockyard, Saltash, Tiverton Parkway and Gloucester in Birmingham. 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 Plymouth to Birmingham.

How many journeys from Plymouth to Birmingham are there every day?

The exact number of journeys from Plymouth to Birmingham can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 25 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Nationalrail, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, Cross country and West midlands railway. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 110 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Plymouth to Birmingham. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Plymouth to Birmingham varies, but in general, you can expect to find 25 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 0 journeys with one change or more.


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