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Cheap train tickets from Southampton to Plymouth

Showing times and prices for May 25

Cheapest

$59

Average

$85

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Southampton to Plymouth will cost around $ 85 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 59.

Great Western Railway
08:11AMSouthampton5h21 01:32PMPlymouth
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$591One-way
South Western Railway
09:11AMSouthampton3h46 12:57PMPlymouth
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$921One-way
Great Western Railway
09:42AMSouthampton3h31 01:13PMPlymouth
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$951One-way
Great Western Railway
10:42AMSouthampton3h31 02:13PMPlymouth
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$951One-way

Train schedule from Southampton to Plymouth

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wed, May 25
Great Western Railway
08:11AMSouthampton5h21 01:32PMPlymouth
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South Western Railway
09:11AMSouthampton3h46 12:57PMPlymouth
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Great Western Railway
09:42AMSouthampton3h31 01:13PMPlymouth
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Great Western Railway
10:42AMSouthampton3h31 02:13PMPlymouth
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Wed
May 25
$59Great Western Railway
$38National Express
Thu
May 26
$92South Western Railway
$35National Express
Fri
May 27
$58Great Western Railway
$38National Express
Sat
May 28
$90South Western Railway
$35National Express
Sun
May 29
$90South Western Railway
$54National Express
Mon
May 30
$63South Western Railway
$15National Express
Tue
May 31
$59Great Western Railway
$39National Express

Fastest train times from Southampton to Plymouth

Showing times and prices for May 25

Fastest Journey

3 h 31 m

Average

4 h 2 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

202 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Southampton for Plymouth every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 202 km distance in an average of 4 h 2 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 31 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 21 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Great Western Railway
10:42AMSouthampton3h31 02:13PMPlymouth
0 changes
$951One-way
Great Western Railway
09:42AMSouthampton3h31 01:13PMPlymouth
0 changes
$951One-way
South Western Railway
09:11AMSouthampton3h46 12:57PMPlymouth
0 changes
$921One-way
Great Western Railway
08:11AMSouthampton5h21 01:32PMPlymouth
0 changes
$591One-way

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Overview: Train from Southampton to Plymouth

distanceDistance125 miles (201 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price$86 (€75)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Railway, South Western Railway or Cross Country

Trains from Southampton to Plymouth cover the 125 miles (201 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 3 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $21 (€19), but the average price of train tickets is $86 (€75). Travelers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Plymouth.

Train companies: CrossCountry from Southampton to Plymouth trains

Travel from Southampton to Plymouth from $21 (€19) with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Southampton to Plymouth you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry is one of the best options when traveling by train from Southampton to Plymouth. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train schedules for the Southampton - Plymouth journey and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance between Southampton and Plymouth is around 125 miles (201 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at $95 (€84). As you check the latest Southampton to Plymouth train schedule from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Plymouth safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket from Southampton to Plymouth so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

CrossCountry from Southampton to Plymouth train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 11 min
  • Average Price: $95
  • CrossCountry frequency: 1 a day

These are CrossCountry's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train to Plymouth from Southampton:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Southampton to Plymouth

Travel by train to Plymouth easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Southampton to Plymouth.
FAQs

How much do cheap train tickets between Southampton and Plymouth cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Southampton to Plymouth trains for as little as $21 (€19)  in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a train from Southampton to Plymouth?

The train price from Southampton to Plymouth is on average $86 (€75)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.

How many miles is it from Southampton to Plymouth by train?

The Southampton to Plymouth train distance is approximately 125 miles (201 km).

How long is the train between Southampton and Plymouth?

On average the Southampton to Plymouth train time is 4 h 3 min  covering the 125 miles (201 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What is the departure train station in Southampton and arrival train station in Plymouth?

When taking a train from Southampton, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton, Town Quay. When you arrive in Plymouth, your train can arrive in train stations including Plymouth and Plymouth.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Southampton Central   to Plymouth.

Where is the train station in Southampton? Where is the train station in Plymouth?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Southampton Central, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Plymouth, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center.

What train companies go from Southampton to Plymouth?

For the best Southampton to Plymouth train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Southampton and Plymouth to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many trains are there to Plymouth from Southampton a day?

On average, there are 11 trains a day from Southampton to Plymouth. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Southampton to Plymouth? When does the last train depart from Southampton to Plymouth?

You can take the earliest train from Southampton to Plymouth at 7: 05 AM   or take the last train from Southampton to Plymouth leaving at 3: 11 PM. Look for the latest Southampton to Plymouth train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.

How early should I purchase train tickets between Southampton and Plymouth to score the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Southampton to Plymouth is on average $86 (€75) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Southampton and Plymouth available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Southampton
Plymouth
Southampton Central is the most popular Southampton railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Southampton for your trip to Plymouth.