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Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads by train

It takes an average of 2h 26m to travel from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads by train, over a distance of around 101 miles (162 km). There are normally 56 trains per day travelling from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads and tickets for this journey start from £26.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 57m
PriceFrom £26.90
Distance101 miles (162 km)
Frequency56 trains per day
First train03:29
Last train22:54
Departure stationPlymouth
Arrival stationBristol Temple Meads
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads train times

Check out the next trains departing from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads for Monday 15th August 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:25 On timeplymouth07:25 On timebristol temple meadsPlat. 8 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets2h 0m, direct
05:49 plymouth08:24 bristol temple meadsPlat. 5 estimatedgreat western railway PeakGet tickets2h 35m, 1 change
06:27 On timeplymouth08:27 On timebristol temple meadsPlat. 8 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets2h 0m, direct
06:55 plymouth09:20 bristol temple meadsPlat. 7 estimatedgreat western railway PeakGet tickets2h 25m, 1 change
07:25 plymouth09:24 bristol temple meadsPlat. 8 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets1h 59m, direct

Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads in 1 hour 57 minutes

If you want to travel from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads by train to take around 3 hours 5 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 1 hour 57 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 56 trains per day running on this route, which spans 101 miles (162 km). There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Bristol Temple Meads. You can travel on this route with either Great Western Railway or CrossCountry trains. Both train companies run modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage.

Train tickets from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads start from £26.90 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Travelling during Off-Peak times or using a Railcard can also help you save money on train travel. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

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Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads take?

The average journey time by train between Plymouth and Bristol Temple Meads is 2 hours and 26 minutes, with around 56 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Plymouth and Bristol Temple Meads by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads is 1 hour and 57 minutes.

How much does the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads cost?

Train ticket prices from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads can start from as little as £26.90 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.

Is there a direct train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads without having to change trains. There are 56 direct trains from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads leave?

The first train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads leaves at 03:29. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads leave?

The last train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads leaves at 22:54. 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.

What's the distance between Plymouth and Bristol Temple Meads by train?

Trains travelling from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads cover a distance of around 101 miles (162 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth.

Cheap train tickets from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads

Train tickets from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads start at £26.90 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

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 Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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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