Bristol to Plymouth train

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Cheap train tickets from Bristol to Plymouth

Showing times and prices for 20 Apr

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Cross Country
06:342h06
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
08:40Plymouth station (PLY)
£241One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:102h21
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:31Plymouth station (PLY)
£581One-way
1 change
Great Western Railway
07:552h36
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:31Plymouth station (PLY)
£621One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
05:352h29
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
08:04Plymouth station (PLY)
£621One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
06:392h28
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:07Plymouth station (PLY)
£621One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBristol to Plymouth

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 20 April
Great Western Railway
05:352h29
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
08:04Plymouth station (PLY)
0 changes
Cross Country
06:342h06
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
08:40Plymouth station (PLY)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
06:392h28
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:07Plymouth station (PLY)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
07:412h02
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:43Plymouth station (PLY)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
07:552h36
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:31Plymouth station (PLY)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:102h21
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:31Plymouth station (PLY)
1 change

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Train times from Bristol to Plymouth

Showing times and prices for 20 Apr

Fastest Journey

2 h 2 m

Average

2 h 20 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

162 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Bristol for Plymouth every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Great Western Railway
07:412h02
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:43Plymouth station (PLY)
£621One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
06:342h06
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
08:40Plymouth station (PLY)
£241One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:102h21
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:31Plymouth station (PLY)
£581One-way
1 change
Great Western Railway
06:392h28
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:07Plymouth station (PLY)
£621One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
05:352h29
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
08:04Plymouth station (PLY)
£621One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Bristol to Plymouth

distanceDistance100 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 56 min
priceAverage train ticket price£38 (€42)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry or Great Western Rail

Trains from Bristol to Plymouth cover the 100 miles long trip taking on average 1 h 56 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry or Great Western Rail. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £38, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £20. Travellers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Plymouth.

Train companies: CrossCountry and Great Western Rail trains Bristol to Plymouth

Travel from Bristol to Plymouth from £20 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry and Great Western Rail! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Bristol and Plymouth. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

Train information from Bristol to Plymouth with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 56 min
  • Cheapest Price: £20
  • CrossCountry frequency: 9 a day

Trains from Bristol to Plymouth

It's incredibly easy to take the train from Bristol to Plymouth. Direct services from Bristol to Plymouth depart Bristol Temple Meads bound for Plymouth, with an average of 35 train services running on weekdays. Average journey times for trains from Bristol to Plymouth take approximately 2 hours, although connecting services will take longer. Direct train services from Bristol to Plymouth are operated by CrossCountry trains. All trains are accessible to disabled passengers, with accessible toilets and designated areas for wheelchair users. A limited catering service operates on these services, providing passengers with a selection of light snacks and refreshments.

FAQs: Bristol to Plymouth train

FAQs: Travel by train from Bristol to Plymouth easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bristol to Plymouth.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Bristol to Plymouth can start from as little as £20 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Bristol to Plymouth is £38; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Bristol to Plymouth train time is 1 h 56 min   covering the 100 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Bristol to Plymouth leaves at 06: 40. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Bristol to Plymouth leaves at 23: 48.
There are 16 trains a day from Bristol to Plymouth which require at least one change with CrossCountry or Great Western Rail. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Bristol to Plymouth train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry or Great Western Rail. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Bristol to Plymouth to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 48.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads, which is located around 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Plymouth, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Bristol to Plymouth is February.
You have options as you can travel from Bristol to Plymouth 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Bristol and Plymouth

Bristol
Plymouth
The major railway station for departures from Bristol is Bristol Temple Meads. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bristol Temple Meads for your trip to Plymouth from Bristol.
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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AccessibilityAccessibility
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 06: 45 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Bristol Temple Meads
Bus lines: A1, 1, 2, 8, 39/349/X39, 70, 73, 178, 376
Train lines: CrossCountry, Great Western Main Line, Severn Beach Line
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Station front. Alternative: the lower approach road, outside the front of Bristol & Exeter House
Bristol, Airport
Bristol, Napier Road

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