Trains from Manchester to Plymouth

Manchester to Plymouth train information

Manchester Plymouth train map

Train duration 5h45m
Arrival Plymouth, England
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 230 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £57.90
Average train price £62.00

All trains between Manchester (North West England) to Plymouth (South West England) are operated by Cross Country. The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.

Travelling by train is a fast and easy option to go to Plymouth from Manchester. The average travel duration between Manchester to Plymouth is 5h45m to travel the 230 miles.

We found tickets from £57.90 to travel in the next month. Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Manchester to Plymouth train tickets

from £57.90 MORE 5h58m
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from £19.50 MORE 9h21m
from £9.65 MORE 8h55m

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Train times Manchester 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

According to our data, 4 trains from Manchester to Plymouth are running today and 0 tomorrow. The first Manchester Plymouth train is at 08:27 and the last one is at 15:27. The first and last departure times may be different on each day of the week and there may be fewer services during weekends or public holidays. Rail operators may also increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Manchester - Plymouth: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Manchester to Plymouth tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 1 month in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £69 whereas when booking 3 days in advance, you will need to spend at least £104 for your trip. Thus, you will save 33% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 1 month in advance as opposed to 3 days in advance.

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

Best prices for Manchester to Plymouth trains

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

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Discount Manchester - Plymouth train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you are able 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 pay less for your Manchester Plymouth train ticket.

  • When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several journeys. But is it really relevant when travelling from Manchester 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 Manchester Plymouth ticket (i.e.: £61.92)(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/£61.92 = 1.42. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from Manchester to Plymouth (one way trip).

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train 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
Manchester to Plymouth train £61.92 £41.28 £20.64 1.42

(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

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