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Plymouth to Edinburgh by train

The journey from Plymouth to Edinburgh by train is 387.99 mi and takes 9 hrs 7 mins. There are 11 connections per day, with the first departure at 08:49 and the last at 13:27. It is possible to travel from Plymouth to Edinburgh by train for as little as £272.54 or as much as £272.54. The best price for this journey is £272.54.

Lowest Price£272.54
Journey Duration9 hrs 7 mins
Connection per Day11
Lowest Price£272.54
Highest Price£272.54
First Departure08:49
Last Departure13:27
Distance387.99 mi
DeparturePlymouth
ArrivalEdinburgh
CarriersGreat Western Railway, CrossCountry

Plymouth to Edinburgh Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Plymouth to Edinburgh, 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 Plymouth to Edinburgh.

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 Plymouth to Edinburgh travel

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Plymouth to Edinburgh

The cheapest Plymouth - Edinburgh train tickets can be found for as low as £85.51 if you’re lucky, or £174.44 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £280.34.

Find the best day to travel to Edinburgh by train

When travelling to Edinburgh 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 from Plymouth to Edinburgh
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Plymouth to Edinburgh CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
43.71kg
Bus
46.83kg
Flight
124.88kg
Car
99.91kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Plymouth to Edinburgh by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Plymouth and Edinburgh are 43.71kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Plymouth and Edinburgh? By taking the train between Plymouth and Edinburgh you will save 81.17kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 3.12kg compared to a bus and 56.2kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Plymouth to Edinburgh?
A train ticket from Plymouth to Edinburgh is £272.54. 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 £272.54.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Plymouth to Edinburgh?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Plymouth to Edinburgh is £272.54. 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 Plymouth and Edinburgh by train?
Plymouth to Edinburgh is 387.99 mi.
How long does the train between Plymouth and Edinburgh take?
Plymouth to Edinburgh is on average 9 hrs 7 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 8 hrs 32 mins.
Which companies operate from Plymouth to Edinburgh?
The train journey from Plymouth to Edinburgh 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 Plymouth to Edinburgh?
Plymouth to Edinburgh has 11 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Plymouth to Edinburgh leave?
The earliest train from Plymouth to Edinburgh departs at 08:49. 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 Plymouth to Edinburgh depart?
The latest train from Plymouth to Edinburgh departs at 13:27. 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 Plymouth to Edinburgh 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 £272.54 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 Plymouth to Edinburgh?
There are on average 5 direct connection(s) from Plymouth to go to Edinburgh.
What's the fastest journey time between Plymouth to Edinburgh by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Plymouth and Edinburgh is 8 hrs 32 mins.
Is there a direct train from Plymouth to Edinburgh?
Yes, there is a direct train between Plymouth and Edinburgh.
What are the CO2 emissions for Plymouth to Edinburgh by train?
The train journey from Plymouth to Edinburgh creates 43.71kg of CO2 emissions.

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