Exeter to Plymouth by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $4.90
  2. 30 day advance $4.90
  • First train
    04:11
  • Last train
    23:37
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    55m
  • Distance
    58 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    66
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 4m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Exeter to Plymouth by train

Fast trains from Exeter to Plymouth take around 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 58 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Exeter and Plymouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Exeter to Plymouth?

Direct trains from Exeter to Plymouth have been found.

We usually find around 67 direct trains on the route from Exeter to Plymouth every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 70 departures.

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

The Exeter to Plymouth train travel time is normally about 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Plymouth is usually scheduled to depart Exeter around 04:11 and the last train is around 23:37. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Exeter around 04:11, and the last at 22:48.

What's the Exeter to Plymouth train price?

The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Exeter to Plymouth are $4.90, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $4, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Exeter 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 Exeter to Plymouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Exeter and Plymouth?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great 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.