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from Manchester to Plymouth

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

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

12:15Manchester, Coach Station8h45 21:00Plymouth
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£431One-way
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12:15Manchester, Coach Station8h45 21:00Plymouth
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£431One-way
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08:45Manchester, Coach Station10h00 18:45Plymouth
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£431One-way
07:00Manchester, Coach Station9h05 16:05Plymouth
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£431One-way
15:00Manchester, Coach Station9h20 00:20Plymouth
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£441One-way

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Tue
7 Dec
£197Cross Country
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£159Loganair
Wed
8 Dec
£197Cross Country
£43National Express
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Thu
9 Dec
£197Cross Country
£42National Express
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Fri
10 Dec
£196Cross Country
£43National Express
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Sat
11 Dec
£97Cross Country
£43National Express
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Sun
12 Dec
£97Cross Country
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Mon
13 Dec
£162Cross Country
£42National Express
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Tue
14 Dec
£162Cross Country
£42National Express
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Wed
15 Dec
£162Cross Country
£42National Express
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Thu
16 Dec
£162Cross Country
£42National Express
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Fri
17 Dec
£165Cross Country
£46National Express
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Sat
18 Dec
£165Cross Country
£46National Express
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Sun
19 Dec
£96Cross Country
£46National Express
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Mon
20 Dec
£97Cross Country
£46National Express
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Tue
21 Dec
£97Cross Country
£29National Express
£135Loganair
Wed
22 Dec
£98Cross Country
£32National Express
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Thu
23 Dec
£98Cross Country
£35National Express
£162Loganair
Fri
24 Dec
£97Cross Country
£51National Express
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Sun
26 Dec
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£64National Express
£179Loganair
Mon
27 Dec
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Travel Information to Plymouth from Manchester

distanceDistance229 miles (369 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £99
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 8 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £81 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or Great Western Railway

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 229 miles (369 km) from Manchester to Plymouth. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express, easyJet or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Manchester to Plymouth.

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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 Manchester to Plymouth.
FAQs
What are my Manchester to Plymouth travel options?

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

How do I get from Manchester to Plymouth the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Manchester to Plymouth is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £14 compared to other travel options to Plymouth:

A coach is £68 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Manchester to Plymouth costing on average £81.

A coach is generally £85 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £99 from Manchester to Plymouth.

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Plymouth?

The fastest way to get to Plymouth from Manchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Plymouth by coach can take on average 8 h 30 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 19 min   on average.

How many miles from Manchester to Plymouth would I travel?

The distance from Manchester to Plymouth is approximately 229 miles (369 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Plymouth is:

  • 10 trains a day.

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

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

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

  • Coaches from Manchester to Plymouth most often leave from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Plymouth.
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Plymouth.
Which travel companies can take me from Manchester to Plymouth?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester 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 Manchester to Plymouth tickets on Omio for £14.
  • Travel with easyJet for flights to Plymouth. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for easyJet Manchester to Plymouth tickets on Omio for £81.
  • Great Western Railway can get you to Plymouth by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Great Western Railway from Manchester to Plymouth for £99 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Plymouth from Manchester?

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

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with.
  • You can find around 10 direct trains per day and book this direct train with.

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 Manchester and Plymouth.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Manchester to Plymouth ends?
Many of our customers travelling from Manchester to Plymouth don't make Plymouth their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Bristol or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your Manchester and Plymouth trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Plymouth to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets between Manchester and Plymouth online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester 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 is on average £14 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £81 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £99 one way on average for this route.

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