Travel options
from Southampton to Plymouth

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

Our recommendation

To get from Southampton to Plymouth on 29 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:10Southampton Central3h38 11:48Plymouth
2 changes
20:30Southampton, Coach Station9h05 05:35Plymouth
1 changes
Other options
09:11Southampton Central3h46 12:57Plymouth
2 changes
08:23Southampton Central4h34 12:57Plymouth
1 changes
17:05Southampton, Coach Station9h10 02:15Plymouth
1 changes

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

29 Oct
£71Cross Country
£36National Express
30 Oct
£43Great Western Railway
£30National Express
3 Nov
£71Cross Country
£38National Express

Travel Information between Southampton and Plymouth

distanceDistance125 miles (201 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £70
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 9 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £70 • 3 h 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 125 miles (201 km) to Plymouth from Southampton. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 38 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Southampton to Plymouth.

Travel Tips

Travel from Southampton 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 Southampton to Plymouth.
What are my Southampton to Plymouth travel options?

There are 2 ways to travel from Southampton to Plymouth including taking a coach or train.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Southampton to Plymouth, which costs on average £18.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Plymouth:

A coach is about £52 less than a train, which costs on average £70 for this trip.

What is the fastest way from Southampton to Plymouth?

The fastest way to get to Plymouth from Southampton is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 38 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 9 h 20 min   on average.

How many miles are between Southampton and Plymouth

The Southampton to Plymouth distance is approximately 125 miles (201 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Southampton to Plymouth is:

  • 15 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Southampton and in Plymouth?

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Southampton, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Plymouth, Viaduct.
  • Trains most often depart from Southampton at Southampton Central and arrive in Plymouth at Plymouth.
Which travel operators can get me from Southampton to Plymouth?

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

  • You can go to Plymouth from Southampton by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £18 with National Express from Southampton to Plymouth on Omio.
  • You can travel to Plymouth from Southampton by train with Cross Country. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £70 with Cross Country from Southampton to Plymouth.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Plymouth from Southampton?
Looking to extend your trip from Southampton to Plymouth? Many Omio customers who go from Southampton 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 book my Southampton to Plymouth ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Southampton 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 £18 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £70 one way on average for this journey.

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