Cheap train tickets from Plymouth to London

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Cheapest

£39

Average

£69

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Plymouth to London will cost around £ 69 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 39.

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19:50Plymouth3h52 23:42London Paddington
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£391One-way
12:56Plymouth3h00 15:56London Paddington
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£661One-way
13:15Plymouth3h14 16:29London Paddington
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£701One-way
15:14Plymouth3h15 18:29London Paddington
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14:15Plymouth3h14 17:29London Paddington
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£701One-way

Train schedule Plymouth to London

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08:14Plymouth3h15 11:29London Paddington
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09:14Plymouth3h15 12:29London Paddington
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09:27Plymouth3h44 13:11London Paddington
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10:14Plymouth3h15 13:29London Paddington
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11:14Plymouth3h15 14:29London Paddington
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11:27Plymouth3h45 15:12London Paddington
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12:14Plymouth3h15 15:29London Paddington
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12:56Plymouth3h00 15:56London Paddington
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13:15Plymouth3h14 16:29London Paddington
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14:15Plymouth3h14 17:29London Paddington
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14:27Plymouth3h42 18:09London Paddington
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15:14Plymouth3h15 18:29London Paddington
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15:27Plymouth3h46 19:13London Paddington
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16:15Plymouth3h14 19:29London Paddington
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16:27Plymouth3h44 20:11London Paddington
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16:50Plymouth3h36 20:26London Paddington
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18:16Plymouth3h23 21:39London Paddington
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18:50Plymouth3h19 22:09London Paddington
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19:50Plymouth3h52 23:42London Paddington
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21 May
£70Great Western Railway
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£156Eastern Airways
Sun
22 May
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Mon
23 May
£62Great Western Railway
£8Flixbus
£108Eastern Airways
Tue
24 May
£61Great Western Railway
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25 May
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26 May
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27 May
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28 May
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29 May
£62Great Western Railway
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30 May
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31 May
£57Great Western Railway
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£48Great Western Railway
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Fastest train times from Plymouth to London

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Fastest Journey

3 h

Average

3 h 25 m

Trains per day

19

Distance

309 km

Of the 19 trains that leave Plymouth for London every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 309 km distance in an average of 3 h 25 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 52 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
12:56Plymouth3h00 15:56London Paddington
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£661One-way
13:15Plymouth3h14 16:29London Paddington
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£701One-way
14:15Plymouth3h14 17:29London Paddington
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£701One-way
16:15Plymouth3h14 19:29London Paddington
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15:14Plymouth3h15 18:29London Paddington
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Overview: Train from Plymouth to London

distanceDistance191 miles (308 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price£70 (€78)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Railway, South Western Railway or Cross Country

Trains from Plymouth to London cover the 191 miles (308 km) long route taking on average 3 h 12 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £70, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £61. Travellers depart most frequently from Plymouth and arrive in London Victoria.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Plymouth to London

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

Looking to travel by train to London from Plymouth? Omio can help you find that perfect route with CrossCountry. Check Omio to see current CrossCountry train timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Plymouth to London train and book CrossCountry tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train from Plymouth to London, you can expect to travel 191 miles (308 km) one-way with CrossCountry. If you search for trains from Plymouth to London in the Omio app, you can check if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with CrossCountry, we do the work for you to get you safely to London from Plymouth. Book that perfect Plymouth to London train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with CrossCountry!

    CrossCountry 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Plymouth to London are the following:

    • 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

    Trains from Plymouth to London

    There’s an average of about 25 trains from Plymouth to London on any given day. Trains on weekdays run more frequently than on weekends. During the week, the first train generally leaves just before 05:00, and the last one leaves around 23:30. On weekends, trains generally run from about 08:00 to 20:00, with a night train available on Sundays. The fastest direct journey is about 3 hours, while indirect journeys with one stop may take around 3h 30min.

    Plymouth to London Train Time: Daily Departures

    On a weekday, when trains are more frequent, you have about 30 journeys to choose from. Trains from Plymouth to London start departing around 04:40, and there are about two journeys every hour, on average, until about 19:50. There are usually not many trains between 19:50 and 23:50, when the night train departs from Plymouth. On weekends, trains start departing around 08:00, though there are some days with a roughly 06:00 start. There is, on average, one train departing every hour at about 15min past.

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

    The fastest train journey from Plymouth to London takes about 3h. There are numerous direct trips and many of them take around 3h 15min or less. Indirect journeys require a change at intermediate stations, such as Exeter St Davis, and can take roughly 3h 30min or more. Be sure to check how long you have for your changeover; if your first train runs late, you may need to find alternative connections to London.

    Lighthouse in Plymouth. Source: Shutterstock

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

    Departure train station: Plymouth Railway Station will be your departure station from Plymouth. It is about 0.2 miles (0.3 km) or a roughly 5min walk away from University of Plymouth and about 0.7 miles (1.1 km) or around a 6min bus ride away from central locations such as Theatre Royal Plymouth (TRP), in Royal Parade. At the station, facilities include cash machines, public Wifi, accessible toilets, baby-changing rooms, as well as parking spaces for cars and bicycles. Plymouth Railway Station is step free, and there are wheelchairs and ramps available for use.

    Arrival train station: London Paddington Station will be your arrival station in London. It is located near Hyde Park, in West London, about 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away from Royal Albert Hall. Central London attractions like the National Gallery, in Trafalgar Square, are about 2.5 miles (4 km) away, or roughly 16min on the Underground. Paddington Station is open 24h a day, seven days a week, and is served by four Underground lines. It includes facilities such as accessible toilets, baby-changing rooms, showers, free public Wifi, a first-class lounge and several shops and restaurants. Accessibility resources are available, including wheelchairs, mobility scooters and platform ramps. The Heathrow Express leaves from Paddington Station, which takes you to Heathrow Airport in about 15min.

    Which train companies travel from Plymouth to London?

    The main company operating the Plymouth to London route is Great Western Railway (GWR). GWR runs about 20 journeys daily, including weekends. CrossCountry runs a handful of journeys – around eight a day – but isn’t very active on this route on weekends, and most of its journeys require a change. For quick, direct journeys, keep a lookout for GWR trains.

    Night trains Plymouth

    There are night trains from Plymouth to London departing after 23:30 on all days apart from Saturday. These are typically direct journeys but can take 5-6 hours, which is 2 hours or so longer than most daytime journeys. If you take the night train, you can expect to arrive in London at about 05:00 the next day.

    GWR trains from Plymouth to London

    Great Western Railway (GWR) operates about 20 trains every day from Plymouth to London. The fastest GWR journey is direct and takes about 3h. Many journeys are under 3h 15min in duration. Most GWR are direct, but there are some indirect journeys requiring change at stations such as Exeter St Davids, Taunton or Bristol Parkway. During the week, you’ve got about two trains leaving every hour, while on weekends, there’s at least one train running every hour.

    CrossCountry trains from Plymouth to London

    CrossCountry generally operates the Plymouth to London route only on weekdays. Its departures are typically scheduled at about 30min past the hour, between 07:00 and 19:00. CrossCountry journeys tend to take longer than GWR ones because they require a change, usually at Bristol Parkway. Journeys with CrossCountry last around 3h 45min, and the waiting time at intermediate stations is usually about 10-15min.

    Trains from Plymouth to London: Sustainability travel

    You can rest assured that travelling by train is a more sustainable choice than, for example, driving or hiring a car. Not only does it involve fewer emissions, but you also have the option to bring your bike on board, or you can park it at Plymouth Station. Once you get to London by train, there’s an extensive network of buses, Underground trains and Overground trains you can use to continue travelling sustainably.

    Train Plymouth to London: Services on Board

    On GWR trains, the Plymouth to London onboard services include free Wifi, first-class and standard carriages and pre-booked accessibility options like platform assistance, ramp access and wheelchair and mobility scooter storage. In terms of luggage, you can bring a maximum of three pieces, no larger than 12 x 28 x 35 inch (30 x 70 x 90 cm). You can bring a bike on board, but it’s advised to book storage space for it in advance. Up to two pets are welcome; though, they must be on a lead or in a pet carrier, and they cannot enter the dining car unless they’re a certified assistance dog.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Plymouth to London?

    You can find a bargain for your Plymouth to London train ticket if you keep your date and time flexible. To ensure the lowest price, book well in advance and stay open minded to longer or indirect journeys, as well. Try avoiding commute times and other peak-demand departures for lower prices. There are plenty of options to choose from, with more than 20 daily journeys and two companies operating this route. You can get more ideas for your travels by reading the Omio Window Seat magazine.

    man running in London. Source: Shutterstock

    To London by train—travel tips

    By far one of the most eclectic culture capitals in the world, London enchants visitors with museum exhibitions, theatre shows, historical landmarks and internationally inspired attractions. To get a sense of British medieval history, start with the Tower of London, a World Heritage site and home to the Crown Jewels. You can also visit chambers inside Westminster Parliament and get a sense of Winston Churchill’s World War II operations in the War Rooms at Whitehall. Lovers of international food can head to Chinatown for East Asian restaurants, to Edgware Road for various Middle Eastern cuisines or to one of the many Indian restaurants scattered all around the city. Should you need to escape the city into nature for a few hours, why not head to Richmond Park, Hampstead Heath or Epping Forest for a hike?

    • West End, for live theatre
    • Natural History Museum
    • London Eye
    • Greenwich Park and Royal Observatory
    • ZSL London Zoo, in Regent’s Park

    Travel Tips: Trains from Plymouth to London

    Travel by train to London 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 Plymouth to London.
    FAQs

    How much do cheap train tickets between Plymouth and London cost?

    Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Plymouth to London for the next 7 days starting from £61  one way.

    What is the average price of train tickets to London from Plymouth?

    The Plymouth to London train ticket price is on average £70  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.

    What is the distance to London from Plymouth via train?

    When travelling this route you should expect the distance to London from Plymouth via train to be approximately 191 miles (308 km).

    How many hours does it take from Plymouth to London by train?

    The Plymouth to London train duration is on average 3 h 12 min, which is to be expected when travelling 191 miles (308 km) from Plymouth to London. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

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

    There are a few train stations in Plymouth to start your journey from including Plymouth and Plymouth. In London you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Plymouth   and arrive in London Victoria.

    Where is the Plymouth train station located? Where is the London train station located?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Plymouth and travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the train station to the city centre in London.

    What train companies go from Plymouth to London?

    For the trip from Plymouth to London you can take a train with Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Plymouth and London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    How many trains are there from Plymouth to London a day?

    The average number of trains departing Plymouth for London is 17 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    When can I take the first train from Plymouth to London? When can I take the last train for the day?

    The first Plymouth to London train departs at 04: 34   and the last train from Plymouth to London leaves at 23: 20. Check out the most up-to-date Plymouth to London train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

    When should I buy Plymouth London train tickets to score the best deals?

    If you purchase a train ticket between Plymouth and London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £70 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to London from Plymouth are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    Plymouth is the most popular Plymouth railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Plymouth for your journey to London.