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Edinburgh to Plymouth train information

Edinburgh Plymouth train map

Train duration 9h17m
Arrival Plymouth, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 388 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £113.95
Average train price £119.00

The trains between Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Plymouth (South West England) are operated by Virgin Trains, Cross Country. The services on board may change depending on the train operator.

Using the train is a quick and convenient way to get to Plymouth from Edinburgh. The average journey time from Edinburgh to Plymouth is 9h17m to cover the 388 miles.

Looking at our data, the best fare to travel by train in the next month is £113.95. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Plymouth train tickets

from £113.95 MORE 9h20m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £21.50 MORE 14h59m

Edinburgh - Plymouth prices calendar

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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 Ferry Road
£113.95 05/08/2019 07:10 Cross Country 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£113.95 13/09/2019 07:10 Cross Country 26 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
£118.20 05/08/2019 12:08 Cross Country 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
£118.20 05/08/2019 12:08 Cross Country 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£118.20 05/08/2019 09:07 Cross Country 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
£118.20 13/09/2019 12:08 Cross Country 26 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£118.20 13/09/2019 09:07 Cross Country 26 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
£118.20 13/09/2019 12:08 Cross Country 26 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£118.70 05/08/2019 11:06 Cross Country 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£123.70 05/08/2019 08:52 Virgin Trains 6 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 £118.55 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £118.55: £88/£118.55 = 0.74. It will take you approximately 1 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 £118.55 £79.03 £39.52 0.74

(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