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Overview: Coach from London to Plymouth

distanceDistance191 miles (308 km)
durationAverage coach duration5 h 41 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£11 (€13)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from London to Plymouth cover the 191 miles (308 km) long route taking on average 5 h 41 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £9, but the average price of coach tickets is £11. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Plymouth.

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National Express from London to Plymouth

For as little as £9 you can travel by coach between London and Plymouth with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach to Plymouth from London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: £9

National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets to Plymouth from London and when travelling by coach:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from London to Plymouth

Passengers who are looking for a Plymouth bus that departs from London will find that there are 9 trains running per day. 7 out of the 9 trains that run are direct whereas 2 of the 9 coaches require 1 connecting route. This is by either Exeter or Bristol. Expect a duration to range from 5h 15min to 7h 5min, depending on what time of day that you choose to travel. A passenger will always find that their journey is with the leading provider, National Express. National Express is the only operating provider between the two locations.

London to Plymouth Bus Time: Daily Departures

Passengers who are looking for a Plymouth Bus will find 9 coaches running per day from London to Plymouth. On average, trains tend to run every hour, however, there are some coaches that run every 30mins apart or with 3h 30min apart. The first running coach of the day is at 8:30 a.m. and has a duration of 5h 35min. Otherwise, the last departing coach of the day is at 11:30 p.m. and has a duration of 5h 5min.

How long is the journey by bus from London to Plymouth?

Depending on what time of day that you choose to travel from London to Plymouth, expect a duration from 5h 15min to 7h 5min. The fastest running coach of the day is an overnight coach with a departure time of 9:00 p.m. and an arrival time of 2:15 a.m. Whereas the longest-running coach of the day is shortly after at 11:00 p.m. This overnight coach will instead arrive at 6:05 p.m. These coaches are direct and do not require any changes.

Plymouth Lighthouse. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from London to Plymouth?

Departure bus station: Passengers should expect that their Plymouth bus will always depart from London, Victoria Coach Station. The coach station is just 1.8 miles (2.8 km) from Central London and passengers will find that the distance is extremely accessible. The quickest accessible route is via the Circle line train towards Edgware Road, departing at Victoria Station. The train can be picked up from Embankment Station, which is just a 6min walk from Central London. Facilities at London, Victoria Coach Station include money withdrawal points, eateries, toilet facilities, payphones, and more.

Arrival bus station: Your Plymouth bus will always arrive at Plymouth, Coach Station. This is the leading station in all of Plymouth and serves the whole of the city. The coach station is just 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city centre and can be reached in just a quick walk. There are no options for public transport available but don’t worry as the walk is only 5min. In the coach station, you can find facilities like a booking office, toilet facilities, eateries, a waiting room, along with much more.

Which bus companies travel from London to Plymouth?

Passengers will find just one provider operating the route from London to Plymouth per day and that is with the leading train provider, National Express. Onboard these coaches and on the Plymouth bus, passengers will find a selection of great onboard facilities, as well as good service from staff. There are 9 trains running per day with National Express and has a duration running from 5h 15min to 7h 5min, depending on what time of day that you choose to travel. All National Express coaches can be accessed with an e-ticket, also known as a mobile ticket. Before you book your tickets with National Express, make sure that you have legitimate identification that matches the name of your ticket. If you refuse to show proof of identification, you might be refused access onto the train.

National Express buses from London to Plymouth

National Express is the only provider that operates a Plymouth bus that departs from London. There are 9 coaches running per day. Passengers will find that 7 of the 9 trains are direct whereas 2 of the trains require 1 change. Changes are most commonly made at either Bristol, Bus & Coach Station (Marlborough St) or Exeter, Sidwell Street (City Centre Station.) Coaches that require 1 change tend to be cheaper in price than coaches that are direct to Plymouth from London. Expect the duration of the coach to vary from 5h 15min to 7h 15min.

Plymouth Coast. Source: Shutterstock

Bus from London to Plymouth: Services on Board

Passengers will find that National Express are the only provider that operates routes from London to Plymouth per day. Before you travel, you can save paper by printing off your tickets by instead using the eco-friendly use of an e-ticket, also known as a mobile ticket. The ticket can be used on any electronic device of your choosing and is extremely easy to use. Using tickets is even easier with the ability to store tickets in your Omio account. When you travel, expect to bring two medium-sized pieces of luggage or alternatively, one large piece of luggage. This large piece of luggage should not exceed 20kg in weight.

Passengers can choose from either standard or first-class tickets. Although both classes of tickets have great offerings, passengers who choose first-class tickets will have access to the ultimate privacy, a table equipped with extra seating, comfortable seating options, along with much more. Passengers will not be able to bring dogs or any type of animal onboard National Express coaches. Instead, the exception simply lies with trained assistance dogs and fall in the category of dogs trained by a member organisation of Assistance Dogs (UK.)

How to find cheap bus tickets from London to Plymouth?

Did you know that there are just a few simple money-saving tips that could let you face better prices for your trip from London to Plymouth? With just a quick click of a button, you can face cheaper prices of tickets. Ask yourself if you’re booking last-minute. If you are booking just hours or days before you’re due to travel, your costly tickets could be because you’re booking last-minute and therefore are facing a sudden inflation of ticket costs with the urgency to travel. To avoid this inflation of cost, book with necessary time in advance, perhaps, weeks or months.

Alternatively, alter your duration of stay by just a few days. Certain days of the week or time of year could increase the cost of your tickets. This tends to be during celebratory holidays, bank holidays, weekends, or even during children’s school holidays.

To Plymouth by bus – travel tips

No matter if you’re looking to enjoy the top attractions or the top venues and hotspots in the city, you’ll always be spoilt for choice on how to spend your time. If you’re travelling with family then you’ll find that all men, women, and children will enjoy the top attractions that include South West Coast Path, National Marine Aquarium, National Trust – Cotehele, Hoe Park, National Trust- Buckland Abbey, Dartmoor Zoo, Whitsand Bay, Mount Edgcumbe House and Country, National Trust – Saltram, along with much more.

Otherwise, if you are a visitor or tourist to Plymouth and you’re looking to visit with friends and are wanting to discover the top clubs in the city then you can find a selection to choose from. Just some of the top clubs in Plymouth include PRYZM. Popworld Plymouth, The Factory, Club R&R, Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque, Club Envy, Jesters, Nations Nightclub, Oceana, and more.

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FAQs
How much do cheap coach tickets to Plymouth from London cost?
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets between London and Plymouth for as low as £9  for the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a coach from London to Plymouth?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket between London and Plymouth is £11  one way.
How far is it from London to Plymouth by coach?
The London to Plymouth coach distance is approximately 191 miles (308 km).
How many hours does it take from London to Plymouth by coach?
On average the coach from London to Plymouth duration is 5 h 41 min  for the 191 miles (308 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure coach station in London and arrival coach station in Plymouth?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Plymouth.

Where is the coach station in London to go to Plymouth? Where is the coach station in Plymouth located?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this route, called London Victoria, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre of London.

The most popular arrival coach station, Plymouth, is located 0.3 miles (504 m) away from the city centre of Plymouth.

Which coach companies should I travel with from London to Plymouth?
For the trip from London to Plymouth you can take a coach with National Express or Megabus. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services between London and Plymouth on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any London to Plymouth direct coaches?
Yes, you can find a direct coach between London and Plymouth with National Express or Megabus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
When should I book London Plymouth coach tickets to score the best deals?
You can find a coach to Plymouth from London to cost on average £11 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the London to Plymouth coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.