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Travel Information to Plymouth from Edinburgh

distanceDistance386 miles (623 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£21 - £102
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £21 • 16 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £102 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Loganair or London North Eastern Railway

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 386 miles (623 km) to Plymouth from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £21. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express, Loganair or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Plymouth.

Travel Tips: 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.

How do I travel from Edinburgh to Plymouth?

There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Plymouth: coach, flight or train.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Plymouth, which costs on average £21.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Plymouth:

A coach journey is usually £81 less than a journey to Plymouth by plane, which costs on average £102 for the same trip.

A coach is generally £59 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £80 from Edinburgh to Plymouth.

What is the fastest way from Edinburgh to Plymouth?

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Plymouth is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 16 h 15 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Plymouth by train can take on average 8 h 41 min.

How many miles are between Edinburgh and Plymouth

Plymouth is approximately 386 miles (623 km) away from Edinburgh.

How many scheduled departures are there a day 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 route to Plymouth from Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in Plymouth?

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

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Plymouth depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Plymouth.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Edinburgh to Plymouth depart from Edinburgh Waverley to Plymouth.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Edinburgh to Plymouth?

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

  • National Express can get you to Plymouth by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Edinburgh to Plymouth for £21 on Omio.
  • Travel with Loganair for flights to Plymouth. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Loganair Edinburgh to Plymouth tickets on Omio for £102.
  • London North Eastern Railway can get you to Plymouth by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Plymouth for £80 on Omio.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Plymouth from Edinburgh?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Plymouth often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Plymouth itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Plymouth and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I book my Edinburgh to Plymouth ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £21 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £102 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £80 one way.

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