Trains to Plymouth

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Great Western Railway
12:032h51
London Paddington (PAD)
14:54Plymouth station (PLY)
89 1One-way
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Great Western Railway
12:053h08
London Paddington (PAD)
15:13Plymouth station (PLY)
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Great Western Railway
11:033h10
London Paddington (PAD)
14:13Plymouth station (PLY)
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Trains to Plymouth

As a popular holiday destination, direct services run to Plymouth from most parts of the country. Its large railway station is a regular stop on routes from Penzance to London and Bristol, and there are also daily services to this historic port from Birmingham, Inverness and other points north. Conveniently for tourists and sight-seers, many of the other beauty spots of the Devonshire coastline are less than 2 hours away by rail.

Which is the main train station in Plymouth?

Plymouth's train station is to the north of the town. It has Wi-Fi, a baby change area, cafe, restaurant, spa and WHSmiths, plus lifts to the upper platforms. It's less than 10 minutes on foot from the town's main shopping centre, the university and the grounds of Plymouth FC. There's a taxi rank by the main entrance and frequent buses to the seafront. From the station there are departures morning and afternoon to other noteworthy local destinations like Bodmin and Exeter.

Popular trains to and from Plymouth

Popular trains to Plymouth

Bristol to Plymouth train

from £15
Direct trains available
1h56 average duration
16trains per day
Served by
  • Cross Country
  • Great Western Railway

London to Plymouth train

from £36
Direct trains available
3h09 average duration
16trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • South Western Railway
  • Cross Country

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth train

from £39
Direct trains available
4h20 average duration
10trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway

Derby to Plymouth train

from £41
Direct trains available
4h16 average duration
10trains per day
Served by
  • Cross Country
  • Great Western Railway

Birmingham to Plymouth train

from £49
Direct trains available
3h21 average duration
12trains per day
Served by
  • Cross Country
  • Great Western Railway

Popular trains from Plymouth

Plymouth to Bristol train

from £20
Direct trains available
1h57 average duration
16trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • Cross Country
  • Bus

Plymouth to Cardiff train

from £35
Direct trains available
2h58 average duration
16trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • Cross Country

Plymouth to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train

from £37
Direct trains available
4h28 average duration
12trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • Cross Country

Plymouth to London train

from £39
Direct trains available
3h14 average duration
12trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • Cross Country
  • South Western Railway

Plymouth to Luton train

from £44
Direct trains available
4h24 average duration
10trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway

Which train companies offer trains to Plymouth?

Great Western Railway run trains to Plymouth from London Paddington (a journey of 3 hours 30 minutes) and Bristol (3 hours). The first of these routes also calls at Truro, Taunton and Reading, and both terminate at Penzance some 2 hours from Plymouth. Cross Country operates services from Birmingham and the North-West, while London North Eastern Railway and Scotrail cater to passengers from Scotland.

Why travel by train to Plymouth?

Train rides to Plymouth aren't especially cheap, but they are consistently faster than the alternatives. For example, travelling from London can take as much as an extra 3 hours by coach, and it's the same story with journeys from Birmingham. Coming from parts of Scotland, it can be the only practical option, with admirably fast times compensating for the cost of the ticket. Plus the train can be much more convenient than the coach for families taking small children and belongings on vacation.

Before you travel to Plymouth by train - good to know!

Plymouth is a good starting off point for exploring the scenery of Devon and Cornwall by bike. Cycles can be carried free of charge on many trains to Plymouth. It's also possible to prebook a bicycle hire by visiting plymouthbikehire.co.uk and then collecting it at the station when you arrive.

How to Get to Plymouth by Train

Plymouth railway station is found on the northern edge of the city. It is easily accessible by car and bus, and there are also taxis available at the station. It is one of the six largest railway stations in the United Kingdom, allowing passengers to reach a wide variety of stations directly from here. A direct train journey can be taken to and from Plymouth to almost any city, and a trip from London Paddington Station to Plymouth will take approximately 3.5 hours, while a direct journey from Inverness in the north of Scotland will take approximately 12 hours. Major train companies servicing this station include First Great Western, CrossCounty and Virgin Trains. Plymouth train station has six platforms with wheelchair access to all.

Plymouth

Plymouth, situated off the coast of Devon, has many wonderful sights to see and is rich in both history and culture. It has many archaeological sites that date back to the bronze age and its past as a major Roman trading port and later as a pilgrimage settlement can still be seen in the many monuments, museums and historic sights. Plymouth has a rich cultural diversity. This allows visitors to sample entertainment and cuisine that is both native to the area, as well as various international restaurants. Situated on the coast and between the rivers Plym and Tamar, Plymouth also offers many opportunities to enjoy water sports, fishing and nature with its various hiking trails, historical walks and mountain biking routes that are situated in and around this beautiful city.

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

Travel on Great Western Rail, South Western Railway and CrossCountry trains to Plymouth at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

South Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, providing services in the south and south-west of England. It operates a variety of train types, including high-speed trains, local stopping services, and suburban commuter trains. It also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for South Western Railway include London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, London Waterloo to Weymouth, and London Waterloo to Bournemouth.

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