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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 $84.49
  2. 30 day advance $105.52
  • Recommended departure
    07:05
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    5hr

Travelling from Manchester to Plymouth by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Plymouth take around 5 hours, covering a distance of approximately 368 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Plymouth.

Are there direct trains from Manchester to Plymouth?

Direct trains from Manchester to Plymouth have been found.

We usually find at least one direct train on the route from Manchester to Plymouth every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

How long is the train journey from Manchester to Plymouth?

The Manchester to Plymouth train travel time is normally about 5 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Manchester to Plymouth train times and schedule?

On weekdays the only direct train to Plymouth is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 18:05. At weekends the only direct train usually departs Manchester around 07:05.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

What's the Manchester to Plymouth train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Plymouth are $84.49.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $105, 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 Manchester 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 Manchester to Plymouth by train.

Which train companies operate between Manchester and Plymouth?

CrossCountry is the train company that operates on the route from Manchester to Plymouth.

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

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Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail 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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