Thinking about taking the train from London Paddington to Plymouth? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 4 hours 52 minutes to travel the 190 miles (305 km) from London Paddington to Plymouth by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 59 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 27 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. During your journey, you'll either be travelling with Great Western Railway or CrossCountry, as they are the main operators of services on this route.
Book train tickets from London Paddington to Plymouth in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £35.50. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices in our Journey Planner, for example when you travel at Off-Peak times or use a Railcard.
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The average journey time by train between London Paddington and Plymouth is 3 hours and 46 minutes, with around 27 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from London Paddington to Plymouth is 2 hours and 59 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London Paddington to Plymouth can start from as little as £35.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London Paddington to Plymouth without having to change trains. There are 27 direct trains from London Paddington to Plymouth each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London Paddington to Plymouth leaves at 05:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London Paddington to Plymouth leaves at 23:50. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from London Paddington to Plymouth cover a distance of around 190 miles (305 km) during the journey.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London Paddington to Plymouth is right for you.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
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