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Travel in comfort with CrossCountry, enjoying your journey from Derby to Plymouth as your train whisks you from the heart of the Midlands to the charming coastal city of Plymouth. Your journey will take you down the east flank of the country, and you will be able to enjoy pretty views of the countryside from your window.
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Travelling to Plymouth
First CrossCountry train - 09:30
Last CrossCountry train - 19:27
Travelling from Derby to Plymouth
The historic city of Plymouth has much to offer visitors; whether you choose to visit the National Marine Aquarium, or simply lounge on the beach, swim in the lido or the sea, or visit the zoo, there’s so much to do in this pretty city. With so much on offer the hardest part will be picking what you want to do.
Are there direct trains from Derby to Plymouth?
Yes, CrossCountry runs a regular service between Derby to Plymouth with no need to change.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Derby to Plymouth?
On our trains from Derby to Plymouth you will find plug sockets as standard, dedicated luggage storage space, and plenty of comfortable seating. A trolley service of light refreshments is also available. For even more comfort we recommend upgrading to First Class.
Does Plymouth Station have step-free access?
Plymouth Station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. Step free access is available throughout the station and ramps for train access can also be used if required.
How far is the city centre?
Plymouth Station is situated just a short walk from the pedestrianised city centre and regular buses connect the station with many of the other attractions.
Does the station have family areas?
At Plymouth Station you can find baby changing facilities, as well as a comfortable waiting room which we encourage families to take advantage of.
For further information about Plymouth Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Plymouth
Onward travel: Buses in Plymouth
Plymouth is connected with the surrounding areas by an extensive and regular bus service which connects in the city. Alternatively, a taxi rank is also available at the station for those who prefer to travel by cab.
Shopping in Plymouth
Plymouth offers a completely unique shopping experience, and while many of everyone’s favourite high street names line the streets, it is the collection of independent stores which really pull in the crowds. The city centre is pedestrianised making for a peaceful and modern shopping environment. Dotted amongst the stores you will find boutiques and pop-up markets. There’s also an amazing array of cafés and restaurants guaranteed to keep you refuelled and refreshed, ready to take on everything the city has to offer.
Culture in Plymouth
For a small city, Plymouth has a lot on offer, The National Marine Aquarium and the Mayflower museum are popular choices with families. Older visitors might wish to visit the Black Friar’s distillery, which is the oldest working distillery in the UK and still produces the delicious gin which can be found in pubs across the city. Plymouth also offers a wide range of theatrical and musical performances at venues scattered across the city from the historical to the modern.