How to get from Bristol to Plymouth

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from Bristol to Plymouth

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

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To get from Bristol to Plymouth on 02 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:30Bristol, City Centre3h30 23:00Plymouth
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19:30Bristol, City Centre3h30 23:00Plymouth
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18:05Bristol, Airport2h56 21:01Plymouth
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15:05Bristol, Airport3h04 18:09Plymouth
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18:50Bristol, Marlborough Street2h45 21:35Plymouth
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Travel Information from Bristol to Plymouth

distanceDistance100 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £38 • 1 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 100 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Bristol and Plymouth. 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 Bristol to Plymouth.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bristol 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 Bristol to Plymouth.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Plymouth from Bristol. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Bristol to Plymouth, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Plymouth:

A flight is £16 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Bristol to Plymouth costing on average £16.

A flight is about £1 less than a ferry, which costs on average £1 for this route.

A flight is about £38 less than a train, which costs on average £38 for this route.

The fastest way to get to Plymouth from Bristol is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 56 min.

There are alternative travel options to Plymouth that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Plymouth by coach can take on average 2 h 45 min.

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You should expect to travel around 100 miles from Bristol to Plymouth.

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Plymouth is:

  • 18 coaches per day.
  • 24 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Bristol and Plymouth as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Bristol, City Centre and arrive in Plymouth, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth.

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

  • Travel with National Express to go to Plymouth by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Bristol to Plymouth tickets on Omio for £16.
  • Cross Country can get you to Plymouth by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Cross Country from Bristol to Plymouth for £38 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Bristol to Plymouth with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus with 18 direct coaches per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Cross Country or Great Western Railway with 20 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Plymouth as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Bristol and Plymouth.

Your journey from Bristol to Plymouth doesn't have to end in Plymouth. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Birmingham or Exeter. If you’d like to add London, Birmingham or Exeter to your Bristol to Plymouth trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Plymouth today!

When planning your trip to Plymouth from Bristol, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £16 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £1 one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £38 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Bristol and Plymouth online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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