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from Plymouth to Birmingham

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

Our recommendation

To get from Plymouth to Birmingham on 28 Jan we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:53Plymouth3h34 15:27Birmingham New Street
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11:53Plymouth3h34 15:27Birmingham New Street
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09:37Plymouth4h19 13:56Birmingham New Street
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11:27Plymouth3h29 14:56Birmingham New Street
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09:27Plymouth3h29 12:56Birmingham New Street
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28 Jan
£73Cross Country
£21National Express
29 Jan
Find prices
£9National Express
30 Jan
£73Cross Country
£21National Express
31 Jan
£73Cross Country
£21National Express
2 Feb
£58Cross Country
£15National Express

Travel Information between Plymouth and Birmingham

distanceDistance174 miles (281 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£20 - £72
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £20 • 5 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £72 • 3 h 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 174 miles (281 km) by coach or train between Plymouth and Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 28 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £20. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Plymouth to Birmingham.

Travel Tips: Travel from Plymouth to Birmingham

Travel to Birmingham 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 Plymouth to Birmingham.

What are my Plymouth to Birmingham travel options?

There are 2 ways to travel between Plymouth and Birmingham including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Plymouth to Birmingham?

The cheapest way from Plymouth to Birmingham is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £20 compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is about £52 less than a train, which costs on average £72 for this route.

What is the fastest way from Plymouth to Birmingham?

The fastest way from Plymouth to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 28 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 5 h   on average.

What is the distance from Plymouth to Birmingham?

The distance between Plymouth and Birmingham is around 174 miles (281 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Plymouth to Birmingham is:

  • 10 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Plymouth to Birmingham?

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Plymouth to Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street.

Which travel companies can get me from Plymouth to Birmingham?

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

  • You can take a coach from Plymouth to Birmingham with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £20 with National Express from Plymouth to Birmingham.
  • You can travel by train to Birmingham from Plymouth with Cross Country, and you can find Cross Country Plymouth to Birmingham tickets for £72 on Omio.

Is there a way to travel directly from Plymouth to Birmingham?

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

  • You can find 10 direct trains per day to Birmingham with Cross Country.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Birmingham tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Plymouth to Birmingham?

Omio customers who travel from Plymouth to Birmingham often also extend their holiday to go to London, Manchester or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Birmingham and these popular destinations at a great price.

When should I book a ticket to Birmingham from Plymouth online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £20 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is £72 one way on average for this trip.

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