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Bournemouth to Plymouth train information

Bournemouth Plymouth train map

Train duration 4h24m
Arrival Plymouth, England
Departure Bournemouth, England
Distance 103 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £36.15
Average train price £67.00
  • All trains from Bournemouth (South West England) to Plymouth (South West England) are provided by Cross Country. The services on board can vary depending on the rail company.
  • On average, it takes around 4h24m by train because of the 103 miles to travel to Plymouth from Bournemouth. The journey time will change depending if the train is direct or with stops.
  • Looking at our data, the best price to travel by train in the next 30 days is £36.15. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Bournemouth to Plymouth train tickets

from £36.15 MORE 6h36m
Other modes of transport available
from £14.00 MORE 7h53m

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National Express£37



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Bournemouth - Plymouth: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute












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Booking your train ticket in advance is often cheaper than leaving it to the day you travel. Yet, as you can notice in the chart above, the cost of train tickets Bournemouth to Plymouth tend to remain approximately the same and cost £58.

Best prices for Bournemouth to Plymouth trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Bournemouth and Plymouth by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Plymouth to Bournemouth and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£62.25 23/07/2019 12:45 Cross Country 23 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Bournemouth Plymouth train

Discount Bournemouth - Plymouth train tickets

The best way to pay less on your Bournemouth Plymouth train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several journeys. But is it really relevant when travelling from Bournemouth to Plymouth? Grab your calculator, considering:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average fare for a Bournemouth Plymouth ticket (i.e.: £66.08)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of journeys needed per year to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£66.08 = 1.33. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from Bournemouth to Plymouth (one way trip).

How much does a railcard cost?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Bournemouth to Plymouth train £66.08 £44.05 £22.02 1.34

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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