London to Plymouth bus

Wed, 24 Apr
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Cheap coach tickets from London to Plymouth

Showing times and prices for 24 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from London to Plymouth is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
National Express
11:307h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
19:10Plymouth
£271One-way
1 change
Cheapest
National Express
11:307h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
19:00Plymouth, Marsh Mills
£271One-way
1 change
2nd Cheapest
National Express
08:305h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
14:05Plymouth
£311One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
National Express
08:305h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:55Plymouth, Marsh Mills
£311One-way
0 changes
National Express
09:007h05
London, Victoria Coach Station
16:05Plymouth
£321One-way
1 change

Bus timetableLondon to Plymouth

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 April
Megabus
05:006h26
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:26Plymouth
1 change
Megabus
08:256h18
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
14:43Plymouth
1 change
National Express
08:305h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
14:05Plymouth
0 changes
National Express
08:305h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:55Plymouth, Marsh Mills
0 changes
National Express
09:007h05
London, Victoria Coach Station
16:05Plymouth
1 change
National Express
09:006h55
London, Victoria Coach Station
15:55Plymouth, Marsh Mills
1 change
National Express
10:305h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
16:15Plymouth, Marsh Mills
0 changes
National Express
10:305h55
London, Victoria Coach Station
16:25Plymouth
0 changes
National Express
11:307h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
19:10Plymouth
1 change
National Express
11:307h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
19:00Plymouth, Marsh Mills
1 change
Megabus
11:306h51
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
18:21Plymouth
1 change
National Express
14:006h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:00Plymouth, Marsh Mills
0 changes
National Express
14:006h10
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:10Plymouth
0 changes
Megabus
14:206h57
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
21:17Plymouth
1 change
National Express
15:306h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
21:55Plymouth, Marsh Mills
1 change
National Express
15:306h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
22:05Plymouth
1 change
Megabus
16:007h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
23:00Plymouth
1 change
National Express
17:005h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
22:40Plymouth, Marsh Mills
0 changes
National Express
17:005h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
22:45Plymouth
0 changes
Megabus
18:006h58
London, Victoria Coach Station
00:58Plymouth
1 change
Megabus
18:306h28
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
00:58Plymouth
1 change
National Express
20:005h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
01:25Plymouth, Marsh Mills
0 changes
National Express
20:005h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
01:30Plymouth
0 changes
Megabus
22:006h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
04:50Plymouth
1 change
National Express
22:305h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
04:05Plymouth
0 changes
National Express
23:006h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
05:50Plymouth, Marsh Mills
0 changes
National Express
23:006h55
London, Victoria Coach Station
05:55Plymouth
0 changes
Megabus
23:596h52
London, Victoria Coach Station
06:51Plymouth
1 change

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Bus times from London to Plymouth

Showing times and prices for 24 Apr

Fastest Journey

5 h 25 m

Average

6 h 24 m

Buses per day

28

Distance

309 km

Of the 28 buses that leave London for Plymouth every day 13 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
National Express
20:005h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
01:25Plymouth, Marsh Mills
£461One-way
0 changes
Fastest
National Express
08:305h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:55Plymouth, Marsh Mills
£311One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
National Express
20:005h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
01:30Plymouth
£461One-way
0 changes
National Express
22:305h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
04:05Plymouth
£351One-way
0 changes
National Express
08:305h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
14:05Plymouth
£311One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from London to Plymouth

distanceDistance191 miles
durationAverage coach duration5 h 25 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£27 (€29)
frequencyCoach frequency12 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 2 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Megabus or FlixBus

Coaches from London to Plymouth cover the 191 miles long trip taking on average 5 h 25 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. Normally, there are 12 coaches operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £27, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £8. Travellers depart most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Plymouth, Coach Station.

Coach companies: National Express, Megabus and FlixBus London to Plymouth

Find the best coaches from London to Plymouth with Omio's travel partners National Express, Megabus and FlixBus from £13. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

London to Plymouth coach information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 55 min
  • Cheapest Price: £13

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.

FAQs: London to Plymouth coach

FAQs: Take the bus from London to Plymouth with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Plymouth.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from London to Plymouth can start from as little as £8 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for London to Plymouth is £27; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London to Plymouth coach travel time is 5 h 25 min   for the 191 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from London to Plymouth leaves at 07: 30. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from London to Plymouth leaves at 23: 00.
There are 12 coaches a day from London to Plymouth which require at least one change with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer coaches.
For the route from London to Plymouth you can take a coach with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. 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.

When departing from London, you have various coach station options to start your route from including London, Victoria Coach Station, Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station and London, Golders Green Station. When arriving in Plymouth, you can end your journey in coach stations like Plymouth, Coach Station, Plymouth, Viaduct and Plymouth, Derry's Cross North / Royal Parade.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station, which is located around 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Plymouth, Coach Station, located 0.3 miles (498 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a coach from London to Plymouth is May.
You have options as you can travel between London and Plymouth 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

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