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Plymouth to London Paddington by train

It takes an average of 3h 36m to travel from Plymouth to London Paddington by train, over a distance of around 190 miles (305 km). There are normally 47 trains per day travelling from Plymouth to London Paddington and tickets for this journey start from £15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 7m
PriceFrom £15
Distance190 miles (305 km)
Frequency47 trains per day
First train03:51
Last train20:15
Departure stationPlymouth
Arrival stationLondon Paddington
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreat Western Railway

Plymouth to London Paddington train times

Check out the next trains departing from Plymouth to London Paddington for Tuesday 15th June 2021 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
06:54 On timeplymouth09:55 On timelondon paddingtonPlat. 7 great western railway PeakGet tickets3h 1m, direct
07:25 On timeplymouth11:12 On timelondon paddingtonPlat. 8 crosscountry Off PeakGet tickets3h 47m, 1 change
08:13 On timeplymouth11:29 On timelondon paddingtonPlat. 8 great western railway Off PeakGet tickets3h 16m, direct
08:35 On timeplymouth12:06 On timelondon paddingtonPlat. 7 great western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets3h 31m, direct
09:15 On timeplymouth12:29 On timelondon paddingtonPlat. 8 great western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets3h 14m, direct
09:27 On timeplymouth13:12 On timelondon paddingtonPlat. 7 crosscountry Super Off PeakGet tickets3h 45m, 1 change
10:14 On timeplymouth13:29 On timelondon paddingtonPlat. 4 estimatedgreat western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets3h 15m, direct
11:15 On timeplymouth14:27 On timelondon paddingtonPlat. 8 estimatedgreat western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets3h 12m, direct
11:27 On timeplymouth15:12 On timelondon paddingtonPlat. 6 estimatedcrosscountry Super Off PeakGet tickets3h 45m, 1 change
12:15 On timeplymouth15:29 On timelondon paddingtonPlat. 7 estimatedgreat western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets3h 14m, direct

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Plymouth to London Paddington? 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 London Paddington take?

The average journey time by train between Plymouth and London Paddington is 3 hours and 36 minutes, with around 47 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 London Paddington by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Plymouth to London Paddington is 3 hours and 7 minutes.

How much does the train from Plymouth to London Paddington cost?

Train ticket prices from Plymouth to London Paddington can start from as little as £15 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 London Paddington?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Plymouth to London Paddington without having to change trains. There are 47 direct trains from Plymouth to London Paddington 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 London Paddington leave?

The first train from Plymouth to London Paddington leaves at 03:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Plymouth to London Paddington leave?

The last train from Plymouth to London Paddington leaves at 20:15. 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 London Paddington by train?

Trains travelling from Plymouth to London Paddington cover a distance of around 190 miles (305 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London Paddington to Plymouth.

Cheap train tickets from Plymouth to London Paddington

Train tickets from Plymouth to London Paddington start at £15 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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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 London Paddington is right for you.

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