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Of the 7 bus that leave Exeter for Plymouth every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct bus cover the 59 km distance in an average of 1h 11m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 55m .
The slowest bus will take 1h 35m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Exeter to Plymouth will cost around £ 13 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 11.
|Avg. Bus Duration:|
1 hours 7 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||£8|
|Buses depart from:||Exeter|
|Bus arrives in:||Plymouth|
|Bus Companies:||National Express|
Buses from Exeter to Plymouth are provided by both Stagecoach UK and National Express Coach Services. Both services are direct and operate 7 days a week, with a journey time of approximately 1.5 hours. There are ten Stagecoach departures a day starting at just after 5:00 a.m. until around 7:00 p.m. The first National Express coach leaves just before 1:30 a.m., then there are six further departures until around 10:30 p.m. Fares stay roughly at the same low level, although, with a bit of shopping around it's possible to find lower prices, especially when booking in advance.
Return journeys on buses from Plymouth to Exeter are also available.
Exeter Bus and Coach Station is the main terminus from which buses from Exeter to Plymouth set off from. It is just a few minutes walk from the city centre with its shops and the cathedral. Local buses operated by Stagecoach Devon arrive at the bus station from the city and surrounding areas. Bus services run late into the evening but not throughout the night. Taxis are available outside the station.
Plymouth sits on an impressive natural harbour and is home to the Royal Dockyards. Also home to the British Navy, it is the largest naval base in Europe. The historic heart of the city is The Barbican. Among its narrow streets are shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries. A short distance away is Smeaton's Tower, which originally stood on the Eddystone Reef. A climb to the top is rewarded with stunning views.
It is just a short walk from Plymouth Bretonside Bus and Coach Station to the waterfront, The Barbican and Plymouth Hoe, where Sir Francis Drake awaited the Spanish Armada. There are regular local bus services covering the city centre and suburbs, as well as the Devon countryside and local region. There are late evening buses but no night services. There is a taxi rank at the station.