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Plymouth to London train

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Find the best prices for train tickets Plymouth to London

from £15.00 MORE 3h44m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Plymouth to London
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Train ticket types for your travel

Train tickets may look a bit complicated at first sight but it's easy to understand their functioning. To introduce, there are three main rail tickets types available in the United Kingdom for your train Plymouth to London: Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets.

  • Advance Ticket : They are a good way to obtain cheap tickets. They are available up to 12 weeks before travel and offer the biggest discounts. To take advantage of these tickets you must book in advance: the earlier you buy, the cheaper the train prices are! Advance tickets Plymouth to London are constantly sold as singles, but if you prefer to book tickets for a return journey, just book two Advance tickets. These tickets are only used for the date and train they are booked for. Also, these tickets cannot be refunded but can be amended before departure.
  • Off-Peak Ticket : If you prefer more flexibility than an Advance train ticket, the Off-Peak train tickets could be for you. These tickets are flexible and efficient at “off peak” hours of the day. These tickets are less expensive than the Anytime ticket and still offer the flexibility of travelling on any Off-peak trains. They can be bought any time before travelling, even at the last minute. These tickets are valid at any time of the day on Weekend, and Public Holidays and after around 09:30 on Mondays to Fridays.
  • Anytime ticket : They are fully flexible and they can be used on any train, at any time, on any day. They offer complete security when you can't be certain of your travel times, or if you need to change the day you travel. Anytime train tickets are more high-priced than advance or Off-Peak but they are eligible for refunds.
  • For your information more ticket types exist in the United Kingdom to travel to London, like Super-Off-Peak tickets, Season tickets, Rover and Rangers tickets…

Book cheap train from Plymouth to London

You can book your Plymouth to London train ticket in 3 different ways:

  • When booking your train tickets online, you can quickly compare journey timetables and prices to make savings. The train companies and online ticket specialists give the ability to book on their website. Once your ticket is purchased, you will get a confirmation email with the collection number that you will keep with your card to get your ticket at the station before you travel.
  • If you don't want to buy your ticket on companies' websites, you can get in touch with the train providers by telephone. Most of them offer this service.
  • While the biggest stations in the United Kingdom have a ticket vending machine as well as a staffed ticket office to get your train ticket, rural stations might not. Verify the opening hours and the available services before your journey.

Gopili helps you find cheap train tickets from Plymouth to London by comparing journey times and fares across all train companies. You can then sort the offers by price, duration, departure time to find the ticket that suits your requirements. Looking at the best fare for the way back? Check the prices of train tickets London to Plymouth using our travel search engine and get the best deal.

Travel information for your train journey

Plymouth London train

Route Plymouth to London

Train duration 3h44m
Arrival city London, England
Departure city Plymouth, England
Distance 192 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £15.00
Train operators for Plymouth to London Great Western Railway
  • The journey between Plymouth, situated in England and London, located in England is well connected by trains. The trains are operated by the following train companies: Great Western Railway.
  • Using the train is a quick and easy solution to get to London from Plymouth. The average journey duration from Plymouth to London is 3h44m to cover the 192 miles.
  • Based on our data, the starting fare to take the train in the next month is £15.00. This fare is based on an adult ticket and does not include the savings you can make with a discount card.

Discount Plymouth to London train tickets

The easiest way to spend less on your Plymouth London train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together discount card, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons discount card.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

In order to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you need to assess how many journeys you need to make earnings. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your calculation, you need to include the cost of your railcard, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Plymouth London ticket is £40.48 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £40.48: £88/£40.48 = 2.17. It will take you on average 3 trips from London to Plymouth (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

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

(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
Plymouth to London train £40.48 £26.99 £13.49 2.18

(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

How to find cheap train tickets Plymouth to London ?

Finding cheap train tickets can be challenging because travelling by train can be costly. Thus we decided to highlight our tips to find cheap train tickets Plymouth to London.

When is the best time to book my ticket?

Getting your ticket in advance rather than leaving it until the last minute will enable you to pay less. Advance tickets tend to go on sale 90 days before the date of departure. On many routes you can save as much as 80% by booking your ticket 3 months in advance. We advise you to get your ticket as soon as it is available.

When should I take my train?

You will most of the time take notice that, the best time to travel is outside the peak train times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. In this way, try to avoid travelling during commuting hours and you will spend less on your train ticket Plymouth to London.

Is it cheaper to book two single tickets or a return?

If you already know at what time you want to take the return journey, you need to check the price of 2 singles as they can be cheaper than a return. You need to take the exact train you bought.

What is split ticketing?

Another way to pay less is to split up your journey to London. Instead of getting only one ticket for your route you can divide the journey into different stages, and buy a ticket for each part of the journey.

Where to find cheap train tickets

Great Western Railway

The rail company Great Western Railway offers year-round connections by train to travel from Plymouth to London at low cost. The tickets are available from Great Western Railway from £15.

Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip

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And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Plymouth to London:

Bus from Plymouth to London

Flights from Plymouth to London

Best price found for train ticket from Plymouth to London

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Plymouth to London by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to London. Your Plymouth to London train ticket is just few clicks away!

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
£37.00 MORE 28/02/2017 23:54 Great Western Railway 5 days ago
£37.00 MORE 01/03/2017 23:54 Great Western Railway 3 days ago
£42.00 MORE 03/03/2017 23:54 Great Western Railway 1 day ago
£42.00 MORE 03/03/2017 23:54 Great Western Railway 1 day ago
£47.50 MORE 28/02/2017 19:44 Great Western Railway 5 days ago
£52.00 MORE 28/02/2017 16:02 Great Western Railway 5 days ago
£52.00 MORE 28/02/2017 18:44 Great Western Railway 5 days ago
£52.00 MORE 28/02/2017 13:43 Great Western Railway 5 days ago
£55.00 MORE 01/03/2017 19:44 Great Western Railway 3 days ago
£55.00 MORE 03/03/2017 19:44 Great Western Railway 1 day ago

Best price found for Plymouth to London train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Plymouth - London: the best time to book cheap trains

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The cost for train tickets Plymouth to London are increasing as you approach your travel date.

According to our data, if you purchase your ticket 2 months in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £23 while when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will have to spend a minimum of £52 for your journey. Thus, you will save 56% on the price of your ticket by booking 2 months in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

The results are based on the best prices found over the past six months when buying in advance or at the last minute.

Transport operators from Plymouth to London

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Plymouth to London.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Great Western Railway Plymouth London

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