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Find cheap train tickets from Plymouth to London

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Plymouth to London by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Plymouth to London train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

Cheap train calendar from Plymouth to London

Find cheapest tickets to travel from Plymouth to London by train, bus, ride sharing and plane. With the calendar below, choose the day you want to travel and easily find the cheapest price.

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Megabus£12

National Express£11

Loco2£55

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 6 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Find the best prices for train tickets Plymouth to London

from £20.50 MORE 3h53m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Plymouth to London
Coach
from £3.40 MORE 6h06m
from £1.50 MORE 6h16m

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

Plymouth London train map

Train duration 3h46m
Arrival city London, England
Departure city Plymouth, England
Distance 192 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £20.50
Train operators for Plymouth to London Cross Country, Great Western Railway
  • The journey between Plymouth, which is in England and London, situated in England is well connected by trains. The trains are operated by the following train companies: Cross Country, Great Western Railway.
  • Travelling by train is a fast and simple option to travel to London from Plymouth. The average journey duration between Plymouth to London is 3h46m to travel the 192 miles.
  • Looking at our data, the lowest price to travel by train in the next month is £20.50. This price is based on an adult fare and does not include the savings you can make with a discount card.

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

Cross Country

Looking for a cheap ticket for your upcoming trip by train? No need to panic. We found Cross Country tickets from £55 for your trip.

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 £21.

Things to do in London

We have created for you a list of 6 things that you can do in London.

  • British Museum
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Kensington Palace
  • London Eye
  • Westminster Abbey
  • View from the Shard

As travel specialists, we know that planning a trip and finding all the information about a specific city can last for hours. We would like to help you by recommending some points of interests, whether you are coming for a day or for holidays.

Each year, many travellers are going to London. If you want visit one of the most famous attraction of the city, you need to visit British Museum. If you have some time, we will also suggest you to visit London Eye and Buckingham Palace to complete your trip.

Another interesting site that you may want to see is Westminster Abbey if you wish to know more about the city.

Kensington Palace is also a place that we will suggest you to see if you have enough time during your trip.

Lastly, if you're still curious in discovering more about London, View from the Shard can be the last stage of your visit. While travellers may not consider it as the most important place to visit, it will help you get a full view of the city and its character.

Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip

The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Plymouth to London train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:

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Transport operators from Plymouth to London

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

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Cross Country Plymouth London
Great Western Railway Plymouth London

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!

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Plymouth
London
London Paddington
£20.50 25/10/2017 12:01 Multiple companies 5 days ago
Plymouth
London
London Paddington
£20.50 25/10/2017 07:48 Multiple companies 5 days ago
Plymouth
London
London Paddington
£26.00 25/10/2017 10:44 Multiple companies 5 days ago
Plymouth
London
London Paddington
£26.00 25/10/2017 08:53 Multiple companies 5 days ago
Plymouth
London
London Paddington
£26.00 25/10/2017 12:56 Multiple companies 5 days ago
Plymouth
London
London Paddington
£26.00 25/10/2017 15:03 Multiple companies 5 days ago
Plymouth
London
London Paddington
£26.00 25/10/2017 13:43 Multiple companies 5 days ago
Plymouth
London
London Paddington
£31.50 25/10/2017 16:02 Multiple companies 5 days ago
Plymouth
London
London Paddington
£31.50 07/10/2017 10:01 Multiple companies 7 days ago
Plymouth
London
London Paddington
£37.00 07/10/2017 07:47 Multiple companies 7 days 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

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

90

£27

60

£31

30

£39

15

£44

7

£50

3

£50

1

£53

Same day

Days before Departure

The cost for train tickets Plymouth to London are increasing if you don't book early. If we look at our data, if you buy your train 2 months in advance, tickets should be available from £27 while if purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will have to spend a minimum of £53 for your trip. Thus, you may save 50% on the cost of your train by booking 2 months in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

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

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?

To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to calculate the number of journeys you need to make earnings. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you have to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, your savings on each journey (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Plymouth London ticket is £43.28 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £43.28: £88/£43.28 = 2.03. You will need to make on average 3 trips from London to Plymouth (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

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 £43.28 £28.85 £14.43 2.04

(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

Next train departures

When are the next trains to London?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Plymouth
23:54
London Paddington
05:03
5h09m Great Western Railway
Tomorrow
Plymouth
13:43
London Paddington
17:24
3h41m Great Western Railway
Plymouth
16:02
London Paddington
19:21
3h19m Great Western Railway
Plymouth
18:44
London Paddington
22:36
3h52m Great Western Railway
Plymouth
19:44
London Paddington
23:50
4h06m Great Western Railway
Plymouth
23:54
London Paddington
05:03
5h09m Great Western Railway

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, 5 trains from Plymouth to London are available today and 5 tomorrow. The first Plymouth London train departs at 13:43 while the last one leaves the station at 23:54. The first and last departure hours may change from one day to another and there can be less services during weekends and public holidays. Rail companies can as well adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.