Trains from Plymouth to Birmingham

Plymouth to Birmingham train information

Plymouth Birmingham train map

Train duration 3h48m
Arrival Birmingham, England
Departure Plymouth, England
Distance 175 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £52.30
Average train price £83.00
  • All trains from Plymouth (South West England) to Birmingham (West Midlands England) are provided by Cross Country. The services on board can vary depending on the rail company.
  • There are 175 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Plymouth to Birmingham is around 3h48m. Train travel is most of the time the fastest way to travel to Birmingham from Plymouth, and it's also a greener option than driving or taking the plane.
  • We found trains from £52.30 to travel in the next 180 days. Fares may change depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Plymouth to Birmingham train tickets

from £52.30 MORE 3h30m
Other modes of transport available
from £3.00 MORE 6h43m
from £23.52 MORE 6h57m

Plymouth - Birmingham prices calendar

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National Express£18




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Train times Plymouth to Birmingham

When are the next trains to Birmingham?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
There are no more services available today.
Wednesday 27 October
Birmingham New Street
3h29m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
3h29m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
3h34m Cross Country

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

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Plymouth - Birmingham: 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 graph above shows the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is booked. Purchasing your train from Plymouth to Birmingham in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £44 when buying your seat 15 days in advance which is 28% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Plymouth to Birmingham trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
New Street
£52.30 27/10/2021 11:53 Cross Country 1 day ago
New Street
£52.30 27/10/2021 11:27 Cross Country 1 day ago
New Street
£52.30 24/11/2021 11:53 Cross Country 3 days ago
New Street
£52.30 24/11/2021 11:27 Cross Country 3 days ago
New Street
£139.70 24/11/2021 09:27 Cross Country 3 days ago
New Street
£145.90 27/10/2021 09:27 Cross Country 1 day ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Plymouth Birmingham train

Discount Plymouth - Birmingham train tickets

The most efficient way to spend less on your Plymouth Birmingham train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 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.

How much can I save with a railcard?

When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several trips. But is it really profitable when taking the train from Plymouth to Birmingham? Use your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average cost for a Plymouth Birmingham ticket (i.e.: £82.47)(1)

The first step is to divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of trips needed across the year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£82.47 = 1.07. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 trips from Plymouth to Birmingham (one way journey).

What is the cost of a railcard?

The price to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most train fares for an entire year.

(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
Plymouth to Birmingham train £82.47 £54.98 £27.49 1.07

(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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