How to get from Birmingham to Plymouth

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Travel Information between Birmingham and Plymouth

distanceDistance174 miles (281 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£49 - £149
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £49 • 5 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £149 • 3 h 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 174 miles (281 km) between Birmingham and 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 £49. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Birmingham to Plymouth.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Plymouth

Travel 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 Birmingham to Plymouth.

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Plymouth from Birmingham. You can take a coach or train.

The cheapest way from Birmingham to Plymouth is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £49 compared to other travel options to Plymouth:

A coach is generally £100 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £149 from Birmingham to Plymouth.

The fastest way from Birmingham to Plymouth is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 21 min.

Other travel options between Birmingham and Plymouth can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Plymouth by coach can take on average 5 h 5 min.

You should expect to travel around 174 miles (281 km) from Birmingham to Plymouth.

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Plymouth is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Birmingham to Plymouth:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Birmingham, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Plymouth, Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Birmingham New Street and tend to arrive in 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:

  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Plymouth. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Birmingham to Plymouth tickets on Omio for £49.
  • 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 £149.

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

  • You can find direct coaches per day to Plymouth with National Express.
  • You can find 12 direct trains per day to take to Plymouth with.

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.

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!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £49 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £149 one way 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.

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