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from Birmingham to Plymouth

You can get from Birmingham to Plymouth by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Plymouth on 8 Dec we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

15:12Birmingham New Street3h33 18:45Plymouth
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£1501One-way
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15:12Birmingham New Street3h33 18:45Plymouth
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£1501One-way
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14:12Birmingham New Street3h33 17:45Plymouth
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11:12Birmingham New Street3h36 14:48Plymouth
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£1501One-way
12:12Birmingham New Street3h35 15:47Plymouth
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Tue
7 Dec
£151Cross Country
£37National Express
Wed
8 Dec
£150Cross Country
£37National Express
Thu
9 Dec
£58Cross Country
£14National Express
Fri
10 Dec
£74Cross Country
£14National Express
Sun
12 Dec
£73Cross Country
£18National Express
Mon
13 Dec
£73Cross Country
£14National Express
Tue
14 Dec
£73Cross Country
£31National Express
Wed
15 Dec
£73Cross Country
£36National Express
Thu
16 Dec
£73Cross Country
£34National Express
Fri
17 Dec
£73Cross Country
£36National Express
Sat
18 Dec
£74Cross Country
£18National Express
Mon
20 Dec
£73Cross Country
£37National Express
Tue
21 Dec
£73Cross Country
£36National Express
Wed
22 Dec
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£25National Express
Thu
23 Dec
£73Cross Country
£21National Express
Fri
24 Dec
£74Cross Country
£21National Express
Sat
25 Dec
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£120National Express
Sun
26 Dec
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£46National Express
Mon
27 Dec
£150Cross Country
£21National Express

Travel Information to Plymouth from Birmingham

distanceDistance174 miles (281 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £73
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 5 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £73 • 3 h 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 174 miles (281 km) by coach or train from Birmingham to Plymouth. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 21 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Birmingham to Plymouth.

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FAQs
How do you get from Birmingham to Plymouth?

There are 2 ways to get from Birmingham to Plymouth: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Plymouth?

The cheapest way from Birmingham to Plymouth is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £7 compared to other travel options to Plymouth:

A coach journey is usually £66 less than a journey to Plymouth by train, which costs on average £73 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to Plymouth from Birmingham?

The quickest way to travel between Birmingham and Plymouth is by train, which takes on average 3 h 21 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 5 h 5 min   on average.

What is the distance from Birmingham to Plymouth?

The distance between Birmingham and Plymouth is around 174 miles (281 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Birmingham to Plymouth?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Plymouth is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Plymouth from Birmingham as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Plymouth?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Plymouth:

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Birmingham to Plymouth depart from Birmingham, Coach Station to Plymouth.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Birmingham to Plymouth depart from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth.
Which travel companies can take me from Birmingham to Plymouth?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Plymouth, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can take you to Plymouth by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Birmingham to Plymouth for £7.
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Plymouth by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Birmingham to Plymouth tickets on Omio for £73.
Is there a way to travel directly from Birmingham to Plymouth?

Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to Plymouth with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches to take to Plymouth with National Express.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Plymouth tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Plymouth from Birmingham?
Many of our customers travelling from Birmingham to Plymouth don't make Plymouth their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Bristol or Exeter, either of which you could add to your Birmingham and Plymouth trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Plymouth to any of these top destinations today!
When should I buy a ticket between Birmingham and Plymouth online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Birmingham to Plymouth, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £7 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £73 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Plymouth tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.