Trains from Cambridge to Plymouth

Cambridge to Plymouth train information

Cambridge Plymouth train map

Train duration -
Arrival Plymouth, England
Departure Cambridge, England
Distance 223 Miles

Which operators can I use?

The route connecting Cambridge, which is in England and Plymouth, located in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

How long is the train?

The journey time to go to Plymouth from Cambridge may vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change. There are 223 miles between the two cities.

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

Depending how much time in advance you book your ticket as well as when you travel, the price of the ticket will vary.

Best prices for Cambridge to Plymouth train tickets

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Cambridge - Plymouth prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Cambridge to Plymouth by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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

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The Prices for train tickets Cambridge to Plymouth are increasing if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 3 days in advance, you can find tickets from £51 whereas when purchasing your seat 1 day in advance, you will need to spend at least £67 for your train. Thus, you may save 24% on the price of your ticket by booking 3 days in advance instead of 1 day in advance.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Cambridge to Plymouth trains

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

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Discount Cambridge - Plymouth train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you might want to get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to make great savings for your Cambridge Plymouth train ticket.

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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge Plymouth ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(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/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from Cambridge to Plymouth (one way trip).

How much does a railcard cost?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 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
Cambridge to Plymouth train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

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