Trains from Brighton to Plymouth

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Brighton to Plymouth train information

Brighton Plymouth train map

Train duration 7h03m
Arrival Plymouth, England
Departure Brighton, England
Distance 179 Miles
Train operators Southern, Thameslink, Gatwick Express
Lowest train price from £26.50
Average train price £90.00

Which train company can I use?

The trains from Brighton (South East England) to Plymouth (South West England) are provided by Southern, Thameslink, Gatwick Express. The services on board can change depending on the train company.

How long is the train?

There are 179 miles between both cities and the average train duration connecting Brighton to Plymouth is normally 7h03m. Travelling by train is normally the fastest solution to go to Plymouth from Brighton, and it's also a greener option than taking your car or using the plane.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

According to our data, the starting price to take the train in the next 30 days is £26.50. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Brighton to Plymouth train tickets

from £26.50 MORE 6h21m
Other modes of transport available
from £11.50 MORE 8h55m

Brighton - Plymouth prices calendar

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National Express£21



National Express£25



Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Brighton to Plymouth

When are the next trains to Plymouth?

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 6 trains from Brighton to Plymouth are being operated today and 0 tomorrow. The first Brighton Plymouth train departs at 07:18 while the last train departs at 16:18. The first and last departure hours might change from one day to another and there might be less trains during weekends and bank holidays. Train companies can as well adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Brighton - 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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Days before Departure

The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Purchasing your train from Brighton to Plymouth in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £38 when booking your ticket 3 days in advance which is 61% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket 1 day in advance.

Best prices for Brighton to Plymouth trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
St Budeaux Victoria Road
£114.90 25/05/2019 16:18 Gatwick Express 2 days ago
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£114.90 25/05/2019 15:18 Gatwick Express 2 days ago
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£114.90 25/05/2019 15:18 Gatwick Express 2 days ago
St Budeaux Victoria Road
£114.90 25/05/2019 16:18 Gatwick Express 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Brighton Plymouth train

Discount Brighton - Plymouth train tickets

The best way to spend less on your Brighton 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 citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several trips. But is it really relevant when taking the train from Brighton to Plymouth? Grab your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

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

C = average fare for a Brighton Plymouth ticket (i.e.: £89.92)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of trips needed per year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£89.92 = 0.98. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 1 trips from Brighton to Plymouth (one way journey).

What is the cost of a railcard?

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
Brighton to Plymouth train £89.92 £59.95 £29.98 0.98

(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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