Cheap Train Tickets to Plymouth

Trains to Plymouth: Overview

Plymouth railway station is found on the northern edge of the city. It is easily accessible by car and bus, and there are also taxis available at the station. It is one of the six largest railway stations in the United Kingdom, allowing passengers to reach a wide variety of stations directly from here. A direct train journey can be taken to and from Plymouth to almost any city, and a trip from London Paddington Station to Plymouth will take approximately 3.5 hours, while a direct journey from Inverness in the north of Scotland will take approximately 12 hours. Major train companies servicing this station include Great Western Rail and CrossCountry. Plymouth train station has six platforms with wheelchair access to all.


Main Companies and Routes for Trains to Plymouth

Train Operating Company Route Price
great western rail
  • From £20.50
  • From £35.50

Trains to Plymouth: Train Operating Companies & Ticket Information


Which train companies run trains to Plymouth? Great Western Rail and, Crosscountry are only 2 companies that operate out of Plymouth station.

When are the first and last trains into Plymouth? Trains arrive into Plymouth Station at all times of the day and throughout the night, in part due to the presence of the Night Riviera service from London to Penzance - one of just two sleeper train services in the UK.

Tips for booking cheap trains to Plymouth


How far in advance to book trains to Plymouth? The best time to book trains to Plymouth is 6 weeks before departure.

How much are train tickets to Plymouth? Due to Plymouth’s location and distance from many of the UK’s bigger cities, really cheap tickets are harder to come by. Journeys from the North, via Birmingham, for example, can easily come to over £50, even when booked well in advance.

Trains to Plymouth: Station Information and Travel to the city centre


What are the main stations in Plymouth? Plymouth’s main station is Plymouth Station, just to the North of the city centre.

Trains to Plymouth

via York Plymouth
duration: 05:58 hrs
first: 08:45
last: 08:45
earliest: 14:43
last: 14:43
  • York
  • Plymouth


05/11/2015 08:45 - 14:43 £92.61
via Leeds Railway Station Plymouth
duration: 05:27 hrs
first: 08:11
last: 08:11
earliest: 13:38
last: 13:38
  • Leeds Railway Station
  • Plymouth


30/10/2015 08:11 - 13:38 £92.68
via Brighton Railway Station Clapham Junction Salisbury Exeter St Davids Plymouth
duration: 11:53 hrs
first: 22:19
last: 22:19
earliest: 10:12
last: 10:12
  • Brighton Railway Station
  • Clapham Junction
  • Salisbury
  • Exeter St Davids
  • Plymouth


11/10/2015 22:19 - 10:12 £93.92