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Overview: Train from Manchester to Plymouth

distanceDistance229 miles (369 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price£154 (€177)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Manchester to Plymouth cover the 229 miles (369 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 21 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £154, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £96. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Plymouth.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Manchester to Plymouth

You can travel by train between Manchester and Plymouth with CrossCountry for as low as £96. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.


CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Manchester to Plymouth you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Book your CrossCountry Manchester to Plymouth train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Manchester to Plymouth routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Manchester to Plymouth is 229 miles (369 km), and the best price for a one-way Manchester - Plymouth CrossCountry train ticket starts at £96 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

  • Average Price: £96

When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets to Plymouth from Manchester, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Plymouth

Travel by train 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 Manchester to Plymouth.

How much does a cheap train between Manchester and Plymouth cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Plymouth from Manchester for as little as £96  in the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a train from Manchester to Plymouth?

The Manchester to Plymouth train ticket price is on average £154  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.

How many miles is it from Manchester to Plymouth by train?

The Manchester to Plymouth train distance is approximately 229 miles (369 km).

How long is the train journey between Manchester and Plymouth?

While the time it takes to travel 229 miles (369 km) between Manchester and Plymouth can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Manchester to Plymouth is on average 5 h 21 min.

When travelling by train from Manchester to Plymouth, which train station in Manchester do I depart from and which train station in Plymouth do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly   to Plymouth.

Where is the train station in Manchester to go to Plymouth? Where is the train station in Plymouth located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Plymouth, located 0.5 miles (754 m) away from the city centre.

Which train providers can take me between Manchester and Plymouth?

If you're looking for trains from Manchester to Plymouth, you can rely on Cross Country to get you to Plymouth. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Manchester to Plymouth trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services are there to Plymouth from Manchester a day?

On average, there are 10 trains a day from Manchester to Plymouth. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Manchester to Plymouth? When does the last train depart from Manchester to Plymouth?

The first Manchester to Plymouth train departs at 08: 27   and the last train from Manchester to Plymouth leaves at 14: 27. Check out the most up-to-date Manchester to Plymouth train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I buy Manchester to Plymouth train tickets to get the best deals?

If you book Manchester to Plymouth train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £154. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Manchester to Plymouth. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip between Manchester and Plymouth.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales