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Cheap train tickets from London to Plymouth

Showing times and prices for 15 Jul

Cheapest

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

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Great Western Railway
11:033h10
London Paddington (PAD)
14:13Plymouth station (PLY)
£791One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Great Western Railway
12:053h08
London Paddington (PAD)
15:13Plymouth station (PLY)
£791One-way
0 changes
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Great Western Railway
12:032h51
London Paddington (PAD)
14:54Plymouth station (PLY)
£791One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
10:033h00
London Paddington (PAD)
13:03Plymouth station (PLY)
£1111One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
09:043h10
London Paddington (PAD)
12:14Plymouth station (PLY)
£1501One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLondon to Plymouth

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 15 July
Great Western Railway
08:033h07
London Paddington (PAD)
11:10Plymouth station (PLY)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
09:043h10
London Paddington (PAD)
12:14Plymouth station (PLY)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
10:033h00
London Paddington (PAD)
13:03Plymouth station (PLY)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
11:033h10
London Paddington (PAD)
14:13Plymouth station (PLY)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
12:032h51
London Paddington (PAD)
14:54Plymouth station (PLY)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
12:053h08
London Paddington (PAD)
15:13Plymouth station (PLY)
0 changes

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Train times from London to Plymouth

Showing times and prices for 15 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 51 m

Average

3 h 4 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

309 km

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

Fastest
Great Western Railway
12:032h51
London Paddington (PAD)
14:54Plymouth station (PLY)
£791One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
10:033h00
London Paddington (PAD)
13:03Plymouth station (PLY)
£1111One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:033h07
London Paddington (PAD)
11:10Plymouth station (PLY)
£1501One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
12:053h08
London Paddington (PAD)
15:13Plymouth station (PLY)
£791One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
09:043h10
London Paddington (PAD)
12:14Plymouth station (PLY)
£1501One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from London to Plymouth

distanceDistance191 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price£74 (€82)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Rail, South Western Railway, CrossCountry or first_great_western

Trains from London to Plymouth cover the 191 miles long route taking on average 3 h 9 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail, South Western Railway, CrossCountry or first_great_western. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £74, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £36. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Plymouth.

Train providers: Great Western Rail, South Western Railway and CrossCountry trains London to Plymouth

You can travel by train from London to Plymouth with Great Western Rail, South Western Railway and CrossCountry for as low as £36. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Great Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London Paddington to the West of England, South Wales and the Cotswolds. It also operates services from London Paddington to Oxford, Reading and Bristol. It offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and catering services. The most popular routes for Great Western Railway are London Paddington to Bristol, Reading and Oxford.

Train information from London to Plymouth with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 9 min
  • Cheapest Price: £40

Trains from London to Plymouth

The journey from London to Plymouth by train takes about 3h 15min on average. The distance covered by trains from London to Plymouth is 191 miles (308 km). Most trains run directly to Plymouth from London except for one or two trains per day with one transfer. During the week, there is mostly one train per hour, increasing to two trains per hour in the middle of the day. The weekend schedule is slightly different, but the service is not drastically reduced. To plan your trip, you can also visit Omio, the online magazine for checking different train schedules on this route The Window Seat.

London to Plymouth Train Time: Daily Departures

There are 20 trains per day from London to Plymouth during the week and 16 per day on the weekend. On average, there is one train per hour every day, but the frequency decreases in the early hours or late hours and increases in the middle of the day. The earliest train to Plymouth from London on weekdays is between 06:00 and 07:00, and the last train is between 23:00 and midnight. The last train on Saturdays is right after 20:00, and the first train on Sunday is a little before 08:00.

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

The fastest direct train from London will get you to Plymouth in 2h and 59min. Generally, it could take anywhere between 3h to 3h 45min to reach Plymouth from London by train. The night trains usually take much longer to cover this journey, ranging from 4h to 5h 30min. If there is a transfer in between, it might take longer.

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

Departure train station: Trains departing from London to Plymouth depart from the London Paddington train station. For more information about London Paddington train station, click here London Paddington.This train station is approximately 2 miles (3.6 km) from the city centre. You could either take the subway, a bus, or a cab to get to the city centre from the train station. Depending on traffic, it will take you somewhere between 8 to 20min to cover this distance. The London Paddington train station has showers, baby changing rooms, easy access for travellers with mobility issues, including tactile strips along platform edges for the visually impaired. You’ll find plenty of eating and shopping options besides many more facilities.

Arrival train station: When you leave London for Plymouth by train, you arrive at the Plymouth train station. It is 0.5 miles (754 m) from the city centre. The fastest way to get to the city centre from the Plymouth train station is a cab, which takes about 2min. You could also take the bus, which is cheaper and will get you there in 4min. This station has cash machines, vending machines, coffee shops, a supermarket, payphones, trolleys, wheelchairs, and car and bicycle parking.

Which train companies travel from London to Plymouth?

The Great Western Railway manages the Plymouth train station and is the main service provider for trains from London to Plymouth. Most of the trains on this route are direct except for two trains per day. The transfer stops are Bristol Temple Meads or Newton Abbot on the early morning train, where you board the train operated by the Cross Country service provider to Plymouth. The early morning train from London to Plymouth operated by the Great Western Railway is one of the fastest trains of the day. The fares remain constant throughout the day, fluctuating only in the early morning or late evening when the journey may cost a bit more.

Night trains London

There are three night trains from London to Plymouth during the week, after 21:00, with the frequency being one train per hour. On Saturdays, there is no night train whereas on Sundays there is one night train after 23:00. Most of the time, night trains are direct, but you might need to make a transfer at the 22:00 schedule on some days. The night trains are slower and take between 3h 30min to 5h 45min to reach Plymouth from London. The last train, which is after 23:30, takes the longest to complete this journey.

The Great Western Railway trains from London to Plymouth

The main provider company of trains from London to Plymouth is the Great Western Railway. The trains operated by this provider run once every hour between 06:00 and midnight from London to Plymouth. But in the middle of the day, the service increases to two trains per hour. The fastest trains are usually at the beginning of the day, and the slowest are at the end of the day, varying between 2h 59min to 5h 45min to arrive in Plymouth. The average time that the Great Western Railway trains take to reach Plymouth from London is 3h 30min.

Trains from London to Plymouth: Sustainability travel

Traveling by train is one of the most environment-friendly ways to travel, after walking and cycling. Trains cause less noise pollution, less air pollution, and fewer accidents than travelling by car. One of the most sustainable ways to travel is by taking the train when you want to travel from London to Plymouth. It is a well-connected and well-served railway system, making it easier for commuters. It also enables us to move a step forward in our endeavour to co-exist with our ecosystem.

Train London to Plymouth: Services on Board

On the train from London to Plymouth operated by the Great Western Railway, you can reserve a ticket for the standard class or the first-class seating area. Both classes have free Wi-Fi and power plugs for the passenger’s convenience. In addition, food and magazines are also available in the first-class besides having extra legroom. Bicycles are allowed on trains but only with prior reservations. Each passenger can carry a large suitcase, a medium-sized bag, and a small handbag on board. A limited number of pets are allowed on board for free. If you are elderly or have a disability, you can book passenger assist, to receive assistance throughout your journey. Wheelchair spaces are also available on the trains from London to Plymouth. All trains on this route have restrooms.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Plymouth?

If you plan ahead, there are more chances of finding a cheap ticket when taking the train from London to Plymouth. Travel plans left to the last minute usually cost a bit more. Making a reservation about three to four weeks in advance will help you find the cheapest train tickets. The fare remains the same throughout the day, except for one or two rush-hour schedules when the tickets can get expensive. Making a reservation way in advance and being flexible with your dates are the factors that will help you to find cheaper train tickets from London to Plymouth.

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To Plymouth by train - travel tips

When you are in Plymouth, a coastal city in England, a visit to the Royal Citadel, built in the 17th century, will give you an insight into the city’s historical and military importance. The kids will enjoy visiting the National Marine Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the UK. It houses sharks from 10 different species and displays marine fauna from around the world. When you take the train to Plymouth, do explore its city centre. Besides walking past the 15th century Prysten House and Merchant’s House from the 16th century, the Drake Circus Center close by presents an array of restaurants and shops. For more outdoor activities, go for a hike on the Devonport Heritage Trail to traverse the area.

  • Plymouth Hoe
  • Barbican Waterfront
  • The Mayflower Museum
  • Plymouth Gin Distillery
  • Crownhill Fort

FAQs: London to Plymouth train

FAQs: Travel by train from London 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 London to Plymouth.
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Cheap train tickets from London to Plymouth can start from as little as £36 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Plymouth is £74; 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 train time is 3 h 9 min   covering the 191 mile long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Plymouth leaves at 05: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Plymouth leaves at 23: 45.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Plymouth without having to change trains with Great Western Rail or first_great_western. There are 16 direct trains from London to Plymouth each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the journey from London to Plymouth you can take a train with Great Western Rail, South Western Railway, CrossCountry or first_great_western. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from London to Plymouth on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 45.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 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.

A trip to Plymouth from London is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 9 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from London to Plymouth is October.
You have options as you can travel from London to Plymouth 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Plymouth

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The major railway station for departures from London is London Paddington. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Paddington for your trip between London and Plymouth.
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Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
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