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from Edinburgh to Plymouth

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

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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Plymouth

distanceDistance386 miles (623 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£32 - £115
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £32 • 16 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £111 • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLoganair, National Express or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 386 miles (623 km) by flight, coach or train from Edinburgh to Plymouth. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £32. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Loganair, National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Edinburgh to Plymouth.

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Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Plymouth.
FAQs
How do I travel to Plymouth from Edinburgh?

There are 3 travel options from Edinburgh to Plymouth: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Plymouth from Edinburgh?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Plymouth, which costs on average £32.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Plymouth:

A coach is £80 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Edinburgh to Plymouth costing on average £111.

A coach journey is usually £84 less than a journey to Plymouth by train, which costs on average £115 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Edinburgh to Plymouth?

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Plymouth is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 25 min.

Other travel options from Edinburgh to Plymouth can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 16 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 8 h 43 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Edinburgh to Plymouth?

You should expect to travel around 386 miles (623 km) from Edinburgh to Plymouth.

How many services a day are there from Edinburgh to Plymouth?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Plymouth is:

  • Around 7 trains per day.

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

When going from Edinburgh to Plymouth, where do I depart from Edinburgh and where do I arrive in Plymouth?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Plymouth, Viaduct.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Plymouth.
Which travel companies can get me from Edinburgh to Plymouth?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to Plymouth:

  • You can travel by plane from Edinburgh to Plymouth with Loganair, and you can find Loganair Edinburgh to Plymouth tickets for £111 on Omio.
  • You can travel from Edinburgh to Plymouth by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £32 with National Express from Edinburgh to Plymouth.
  • You can take a train from Edinburgh to Plymouth with London North Eastern Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for £115 with London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Plymouth.
Can I travel directly between Edinburgh and Plymouth?

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

  • You'll find direct coach services 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 book tickets for this trip.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Edinburgh to Plymouth?
Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to Plymouth? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh to Plymouth usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore London, Bristol or Birmingham from Plymouth, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Plymouth from Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing £111 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets cost £32 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £115 one way on average.

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

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Plymouth
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Edinburgh Waverley
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.