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Edinburgh to Plymouth train information

Edinburgh Plymouth train map

Train duration -
Arrival Plymouth, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 388 Miles

Search for your ticket on gopili to see the different companies for your train from Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Plymouth (South West England). The services on board will change depending on the train provider.

Travelling by train is a fast and easy option to travel the 388 miles from Edinburgh to Plymouth.

Depending how far in advance you purchase your ticket and the travel date, the price of the ticket can vary.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Plymouth train tickets

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Edinburgh - Plymouth prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh 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.

Edinburgh - Plymouth: the best time to book cheap trains

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The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Purchasing your train from Edinburgh to Plymouth in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £83 when purchasing your train 15 days in advance which is 20% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat 1 day in advance.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Plymouth trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
£224.95 25/10/2019 12:08 Cross Country 12 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£224.95 25/10/2019 11:06 Cross Country 12 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
£224.95 25/10/2019 12:08 Cross Country 12 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£251.40 25/10/2019 08:52 Virgin Trains 12 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£251.40 25/10/2019 09:07 Cross Country 12 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£251.40 25/10/2019 07:10 Cross Country 12 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Discount Edinburgh - Plymouth train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to spend less for your Edinburgh Plymouth train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are several types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to calculate how many trips you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

For your evaluation, you need to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Edinburgh Plymouth ticket is £50.00 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. It will take you approximately 2 trips from Plymouth to Edinburgh (one way journey) with your railcard to be profitable.

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 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
Edinburgh to Plymouth train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(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