Planning a sunny day out or weekend away in Plymouth this summer and want to travel by train? Look no further.
The train from London to Plymouth usually takes 3 hours and 42 minutes, but can take just 2 hours and 59 minutes on the fastest services. You'll be travelling direct on this route with Great Western Railway and their trains offer comfortable seating, space for luggage and, on most services, free WiFi.
If you're heading to Plymouth for a day out in the ocean city, or a trip to nearby Dartmoor National Park, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or use a Railcard.
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The average journey time by train between London and Plymouth is 3 hours and 44 minutes, with around 26 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 to Plymouth is 2 hours and 59 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Plymouth can start from as little as £31 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 to Plymouth without having to change trains. There are 26 direct trains from London to Plymouth each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Plymouth leaves at 05:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London 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 to Plymouth cover a distance of around 191 miles (308 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 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.
Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.
For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.