Trains from Southampton to Plymouth

Southampton to Plymouth train information

Southampton Plymouth train map

Train duration 3h41m
Arrival Plymouth, England
Departure Southampton, England
Distance 126 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £16.00
Average train price £52.00

The trip between Southampton, located in England and Plymouth, situated in England is well served by trains. The trains are operated by the following train companies: Cross Country, Great Western Railway.

The train is a fast and simple solution to travel to Plymouth from Southampton. The average train duration between Southampton to Plymouth is 3h41m to travel the 126 miles.

Based on our data, the lowest price to travel in the next 180 days is £16.00. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Southampton to Plymouth train tickets

from £16.00 MORE 4h53m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £11.00 MORE 7h55m

Southampton - Plymouth prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Southampton to Plymouth by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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National Express£42

Raileurope£52

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Southampton to Plymouth

When are the next trains to Plymouth?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Southampton Airport Parkway
08:27
Plymouth St Budeaux Victoria Road
12:34
4h07m Cross Country
Southampton Airport Parkway
10:24
Plymouth St Budeaux Victoria Road
14:34
4h10m Cross Country
Southampton Airport Parkway
12:27
Plymouth St Budeaux Victoria Road
16:46
4h19m Cross Country
Southampton Airport Parkway
14:27
Plymouth St Budeaux Victoria Road
18:36
4h09m Cross Country
Southampton Airport Parkway
17:27
Plymouth St Budeaux Victoria Road
21:40
4h13m Cross Country

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

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 5 trains from Southampton to Plymouth are being operated today and 0 tomorrow. The first Southampton Plymouth train departs at 08:27 and the last one departs at 17:27. The first and last departure times might change from one day to another and there might be fewer services during weekends and public holidays. Rail operators may also adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Southampton - Plymouth: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£15

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£19

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£26

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£45

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Southampton to Plymouth tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 2 months in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £15 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £45 for your trip. Thus, you will save 68% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 2 months in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

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 Southampton to Plymouth trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Southampton
Central
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£31.20 20/03/2020 13:11 1 day ago
Southampton
Central
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
£31.20 20/03/2020 12:11 1 day ago
Southampton
Central
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
£31.20 20/03/2020 14:11 1 day ago
Southampton
Central
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£31.20 20/03/2020 13:11 1 day ago
Southampton
Central
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£31.20 20/03/2020 11:11 1 day ago
Southampton
Central
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
£31.20 20/03/2020 10:11 1 day ago
Southampton
Central
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
£31.20 20/03/2020 12:11 1 day ago
Southampton
Central
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£32.20 20/03/2020 15:11 1 day ago
Southampton
Central
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
£33.00 20/03/2020 08:10 1 day ago
Southampton
Central
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
£47.00 20/03/2020 12:27 1 day ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Southampton Plymouth train

Discount Southampton - Plymouth train tickets

The best way to pay less on your Southampton Plymouth train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

  • When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several journeys. But is it really profitable when travelling from Southampton to Plymouth? Use your calculator, considering:

    A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

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

    C = average cost for a Southampton Plymouth ticket (i.e.: £51.43)(1)

    The first step is to divide A by B: this will give 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 journeys needed across the year to be profitable.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£51.43 = 1.71. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 trips from Southampton to Plymouth (one way trip).

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.

(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
Southampton to Plymouth train £51.43 £34.29 £17.14 1.72

(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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