How to travel from Bristol to Plymouth

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Travel Information between Bristol and Plymouth

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$20 - $8
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 2 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $20 (€17) • 1 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or CrossCountry

Travel 100 miles (162 km) by train or bus to Plymouth from Bristol. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or CrossCountry among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Bristol to Plymouth.

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from Bristol to Plymouth

How to get from Bristol to Plymouth by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Bristol to Plymouth is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Megabus
09:35AM3h03
Bristol, Airport
12:38PMPlymouth
$331One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Megabus
03:10PM3h03
Bristol, Airport
06:13PMPlymouth
$271One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Cross Country
08:44AM1h56
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:40AMPlymouth station (PLY)
$361One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Cross Country
09:48AM2h03
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:51AMPlymouth station (PLY)
$361One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
10:55AM1h56
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
12:51PMPlymouth station (PLY)
$751One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
09:55AM2h27
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
12:22PMPlymouth station (PLY)
$801One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
09:00AM3h38
Bristol, City Centre
12:38PMPlymouth
$331One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
10:40AM3h03
Bristol, Airport
01:43PMPlymouth
$331One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
08:20AM3h06
Bristol, Airport
11:26AMPlymouth
$331One-way
0 transfers

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Find the best route between Bristol and Plymouth with Omio's travel partners National Express, FlixBus and CrossCountry! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Bristol - Plymouth travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    FAQs: Travel from Bristol to Plymouth

    FAQs: Travel 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 Bristol to Plymouth.
    FAQs

    There are 2 options to travel to Plymouth from Bristol including taking a train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to Plymouth from Bristol is by taking a bus, which costs on average $8 (€7).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Bristol to Plymouth:

    A bus is () less than a ferry with an average ticket price of () from Bristol to Plymouth.

    A bus is () less than a flight with an average ticket price of () from Bristol to Plymouth.

    A bus is $12 (€10) less than a train with an average ticket price of $20 (€17) from Bristol to Plymouth.

    The quickest way to travel between Bristol and Plymouth is by train, which takes on average 1 h 56 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Taking a bus requires on average 2 h 35 min of travel time.

    Plymouth is approximately 100 miles (162 km) away from Bristol.

    The average frequency per day from Bristol to Plymouth is:

    • 2 buses per day.
    • 16 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Bristol and Plymouth as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Bristol to Plymouth:

    • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Bristol to Plymouth depart from Bristol, Airport Bus Station to Plymouth, Coach Station.
    • Most travelers board their train from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Plymouth.

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bristol to Plymouth:

    • You can travel by bus between Bristol and Plymouth with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus, and you can find FlixBus Bristol to Plymouth tickets for $8 (€7) on Omio.
    • You can take a train from Bristol to Plymouth with CrossCountry or Great Western Rail. Cheap tickets can be found for $20 (€17) with Great Western Rail from Bristol to Plymouth.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Bristol to Plymouth with the following travel companies:

    • You can check for a direct bus to Plymouth with Megabus or National Express with 2 direct buses per day.
    • You'll find 14 direct trains a day to Plymouth with CrossCountry or Great Western Rail.

    Direct services to Plymouth tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

    Many of our customers traveling from Bristol to Plymouth don't make Plymouth their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Plymouth are London, Birmingham, Manchester or Exeter, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Plymouth to any of these top destinations today!

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