If you fancy a spot of sunbathing or just a day on the beach, why not take the train to Plymouth – you can get there in less than three hours from London and in less than an hour from Exeter! The nearest sandy beaches to Plymouth are just a 20-minute taxi ride away from the city centre, so get your swimsuit and sunglasses ready!
An up-and-coming modern city with a historic maritime past, Plymouth boasts some of the most beautiful scenery found in the UK. The sea views of the Plymouth Sound are breathtaking as is the mostly untouched Barbican harbour, home to the UK's largest aquarium and the famous dock from which The Mayflower and the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World.
Now the city is a notorious hotspot for nightlife, with a burgeoning student population making Plymouth one of the most exciting cities of the South West. All the action is within fifteen minutes walk of the station and easily accessed by clearly signed pedestrian subways leading down to the harbour, city centre, Plymouth University, Drake Circus shopping centre and the Black Friars Gin Distillery, which dates back to the 1400s.
|Weekdays||05:20 - 20:30|
|Saturday||05:20 - 19:00|
|Sunday||08:00 - 20:30|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance.
|Customer Service notes|
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||APCOA Parking (UK) Limited|
|Car parking spaces||312|
|Cycle storage spaces||61|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Platforms 3 and 4
|Cycle storage notes||<p>Cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.</p>|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
access via lifts to platforms, ticket office and car park are step free.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.
Plymouth train station is mainly served by GWR and CrossCountry trains. Frequent GWR services connect Penzance to Plymouth in 1h 55m, London to Plymouth in 3h 32m and Cardiff to Plymouth in 3h 38m. Direct CrossCountry trains cover the routes from York to Plymouth and Edinburgh to Plymouth.
Need more information on how to get to Plymouth by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Plymouth.
It's easy to get from Plymouth train station to the beach. The nearest sandy beaches to Plymouth train station are Bovisand and Wembury beaches, which are just a 20-minute taxi ride away.
Want to know when your next train from/to Plymouth station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Plymouth railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Plymouth.
Plymouth station has one main entrance, opposite a sprawling car park. The ticket office and automated ticket machines are on the left of the entrance. There is also a WHSmith. For platforms 3 and 4 head through the double doors on the ground level. There are no platforms 1 or 2, so access to all other platforms, from 5 to 8, is through a subway via stairs or lifts. There are disabled toilets on platforms 4 and 7.
Plymouth train station has a multi-storey car park, which is opposite the station's main entrance. Step-free access is available not only here but also throughout the whole station.
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Plymouth station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Plymouth station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Plymouth.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Plymouth station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Plymouth station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.
The nearest sandy beaches to Plymouth train station are Bovisand and Wembury beaches, which are just a 20-minute taxi ride away.