How to travel from Edinburgh to Plymouth

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from Edinburgh to Plymouth

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

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

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Travel Information to Plymouth from Edinburgh

distanceDistance386 miles (623 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$31 - $144
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $31 (€27) • 15 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $114 (€99) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Azul or CrossCountry

Travel 386 miles (623 km) by bus, train or flight to Plymouth from Edinburgh. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express, Azul or CrossCountry among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Edinburgh to Plymouth.

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National Express, easyJet and FlixBus will get you between Edinburgh and Plymouth at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Plymouth from Edinburgh. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel from Edinburgh to Plymouth, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      EasyJet is a British multinational budget airline headquartered at London Luton Airport (LTN) and the largest UK-based airline based on the number of passengers carried. EasyJet flies to more than 150 destinations in Europe and North Africa, making it a very popular low-cost carrier for travelers. To keep fares as low as possible, tickets are non-refundable, and no complimentary snacks are served onboard. All easyJet fare types include allowance of one small personal bag, while additional fees apply for travelers bringing hand luggage and checked luggage.

        FAQs: Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Plymouth.

        There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Plymouth: bus, train or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel between Edinburgh and Plymouth is a bus with an average price of $31 (€27).

        This is compared to other travel options from Edinburgh to Plymouth:

        Taking a bus costs $83 (€72) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $114 (€99).

        Taking a bus costs $113 (€99) less than taking a train, which costs on average $144 (€126) for the same trip.

        The quickest way to travel from Edinburgh to Plymouth is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Bus takes 15 h 50 min on average.

        Train takes 8 h 28 min on average.

        You should expect to travel around 386 miles (623 km) between Edinburgh and Plymouth.

        The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Plymouth is:

        • Around 1 bus per day.
        • 12 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Plymouth from Edinburgh as scheduled services by bus, train or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

        • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Edinburgh to Plymouth depart from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Plymouth, Coach Station.
        • Most travelers board their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Plymouth.

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

        • You can travel by bus from Edinburgh to Plymouth with National Express or FlixBus, and you can find FlixBus Edinburgh to Plymouth tickets for $31 (€27) on Omio.
        • You can travel by plane from Edinburgh to Plymouth with Azul or easyJet, and you can find Azul Edinburgh to Plymouth tickets for $114 (€99) on Omio.
        • You can travel by train to Plymouth from Edinburgh with CrossCountry, East Coast, Great Western Rail, Lumo or Virgin Trains, and you can find East Coast Edinburgh to Plymouth tickets for $144 (€126) on Omio.

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

        • You can find 8 direct trains per day to Plymouth with CrossCountry.

        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 route.

        Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to Plymouth? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh to Plymouth usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester or Exeter. If you're looking to explore London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester or Exeter from Plymouth, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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