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.
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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.
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.
You can book your Plymouth to London train ticket in 3 different ways:
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
Route Plymouth to London
|Arrival city||London, England|
|Departure city||Plymouth, England|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £15.00|
|Train operators for Plymouth to London||Great Western Railway|
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
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.
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
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:
Average prices over the last 9 months based on user searches
Departure and arrival for your train travel
To travel from Plymouth to London, only one train station is available for your departure, this is the Plymouth train station. London city has several stations available for your arrival:London Waterloo train station, London St Pancras train station, London Stratford international train station, London New Barnet train station, London Bexley train station, London Enfield Town train station, London Harrow & Wealdstone train station, London Victoria train station, London Liverpool Street train station, London Bridge train station, London Charing Cross train station, London Euston train station, London Paddington train station, London King's Cross train station, London Fenchurch Street train station, London Southall train station, London Surbiton train station.
Plymouth train station
And if you change?
Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Plymouth to London:
Many trains run from Plymouth to London, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
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!
|£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.
Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute
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.
|Great Western Railway||Plymouth||London|