Bournemouth to Plymouth by train

  • First train
    05:57
  • Last train
    23:28
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 4m
  • Distance
    166 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    13
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 17m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Bournemouth to Plymouth by train

Fast trains from Bournemouth to Plymouth take around 4 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 166 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bournemouth and Plymouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Bournemouth to Plymouth?

Journeys between Bournemouth and Plymouth usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Bournemouth to Plymouth every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 50 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Bournemouth to Plymouth?

The Bournemouth to Plymouth train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bournemouth to Plymouth train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Plymouth is usually scheduled to depart Bournemouth around 05:15 and the last train is around 23:28. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bournemouth around 05:42, and the last at 23:12.

When to book Bournemouth to Plymouth train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bournemouth to Plymouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bournemouth and Plymouth?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bournemouth to Plymouth, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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