How to travel from Bristol to Plymouth

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from Bristol to Plymouth

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

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To get from Bristol to Plymouth on Jul 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:30PMBristol, City Centre3h30 11:00PMPlymouth
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07:30PMBristol, City Centre3h30 11:00PMPlymouth
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03:05PMBristol, Airport3h10 06:15PMPlymouth
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07:05PMBristol, Marlborough Street2h45 09:50PMPlymouth
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09:00PMBristol, Airport2h55 11:55PMPlymouth
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Travel Information from Bristol to Plymouth

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $47 (€42) • 1 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

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

Travel Tips: Travel from Bristol to Plymouth

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.

There are 4 travel options from Bristol to Plymouth: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Plymouth from Bristol is by taking a flight with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Plymouth:

A flight is generally $19 (€17) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $19 (€17) from Bristol to Plymouth.

Taking a flight is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a ferry to Plymouth, which costs on average $1 (€1) for the same trip.

A flight is $47 (€42) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Bristol to Plymouth costing on average $47 (€42).

The fastest way from Bristol to Plymouth is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 56 min.

There are alternative travel options to Plymouth that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Plymouth is:

  • Around 18 buses per day.
  • Around 24 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Bristol and Plymouth as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train 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 take a bus from Bristol, City Centre to Plymouth, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth.

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

  • You can take a bus from Bristol to Plymouth with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $19 (€17) with National Express from Bristol to Plymouth.
  • You can travel from Bristol to Plymouth by train with Cross Country. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $47 (€42) with Cross Country from Bristol to Plymouth.

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

  • You'll find 18 direct buses per day with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You can travel directly by train with Cross Country or Great Western Railway with 20 direct trains per day.

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

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 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!

When planning your trip from Bristol to Plymouth, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $19 (€17) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $47 (€42) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Bristol to Plymouth online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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