Travel from Bristol to Plymouth with CrossCountry and take advantage of Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up to 15 minutes before departure.
Train journeys from Bristol to Plymouth take an average time of just over 2 hours. As well as weekdays, this service also runs on the weekends. The journey winds its way through various landscapes, with the best views out the window visible during the final third of the journey as the trains wind their way along the coastline.
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Travelling to Plymouth
First CrossCountry train - 06:40
Last CrossCountry train - 21:53
Travelling from Bristol to Plymouth
Plymouth is home to a range of attractions, from historical and Navy landmarks through to theatres and museums. The National Marine Aquarium is the largest in the UK and is a must-see for visitors to Plymouth at just a short 10-minute walk from the station. Bristol to Plymouth is a popular route and is well-serviced by CrossCountry trains.
Are there direct trains from Bristol to Plymouth?
Yes, there are direct trains from Bristol to Plymouth.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Bristol to Plymouth?
While travelling from Bristol to Plymouth you can take advantage of the full range of amenities you would expect on a CrossCountry train. These include table seats, electricity points and dedicated areas for luggage storage. There is also an at-seat service providing passengers with refreshments and drinks. We recommend booking a First Class ticket if you want to treat yourself to a superior level of comfort during the journey.
Does Plymouth Station have step-free access?
Plymouth Station has step-free access throughout the entire station. There are accessible ticket machines, disabled toilets located on platforms 4 and 7, as well as ramps for train access. If required, there are wheelchairs available at the station, we recommend booking in advance if a wheelchair is required.
How far is the city centre?
Plymouth Station is located just north of the main city centre. Reaching the centre on foot is quick and easy, plus there are regular buses connecting the station to the city.
Does the station have family areas?
The station has waiting rooms and baby changing facilities that are available to families visiting the station.
For further information about Plymouth Station check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Plymouth
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Plymouth
Plymouth Station is connected to the main city centre and the surrounding areas by regular bus services. There is a taxi rank just outside the station entrance, and it is also possible to pre-book a taxi with a local rental company.
Shopping in Plymouth
With a historic maritime past, mixed with modern amenities and entertainment venues, Plymouth is home to a host of wonderful things to see and do. The West End is perfect for those who wish to peruse independent stores, while Drake Circus shopping centre is home to more modern high street names. Bargain hunters will enjoy shopping in the Plymouth City Market, where numerous flea and street market stalls await.
Culture in Plymouth
An institution well worth visiting is the Plymouth Arts Centre, which is nationally acclaimed for its independent cinema, creative learning opportunities and contemporary artwork. The Black Friars Gin Distillery that was established in the 1400s is a popular tourist draw and organised tasting tours can be pre-booked. The exterior building of the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery is impressive, while the Mayflower Museum, Smeaton’s Tower and the Peninsula Arts should be included on any travel itinerary. The views over Plymouth Sound are stunning and the Barbican Harbour is home to the largest aquarium in the UK that is great for visiting families.
Whether you are visiting Plymouth for a day, a weekend or a week, check out our Guide to Plymouth for all the information you need to make your trip a memorable one.