Travelling to Plymouth
First CrossCountry train - 07:43
Last CrossCountry train - 22:43
Travelling from Exeter to Plymouth
Plymouth offers the attractions of a city with a beautiful backdrop of surrounding countryside and marine environment. Nearby the modern seafaring port, you will find picture-postcard villages, smugglers coves and some of the finest beaches in the country. Plymouth is home to well-known landmarks, historical sites and natural assets all waiting to be explored.
Are there direct trains from Exeter to Plymouth?
Yes, there are direct trains from Exeter to Plymouth that take just under an hour.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Exeter to Plymouth?
As you would expect from a CrossCountry service, all our trains from Exeter to Plymouth provide a full range of amenities. Table seats and group bookings, charge points for your devices and dedicated areas for luggage storage are provided to ensure your journey is a comfortable one. An at-seat service providing drinks and light refreshments is also onboard. If you want the next level of comfort, we recommend purchasing a First Class ticket.
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. It is also possible to rent a wheelchair from the station if required, which we recommend booking in advance.
How far is the city centre?
Plymouth Station is located just north of the main city centre. You can easily reach the city on foot, or with the regular buses that run between the station and the city.
Does the station have family areas?
Families visiting Plymouth Station will be able to use the station’s waiting rooms and baby changing facilities.
For further information about Plymouth Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Plymouth
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Plymouth
Regular buses service the main city and surrounding areas from the train station. If you prefer a more direct mode of transport, there is a taxi rank just outside the station entrance.
Shopping in Plymouth
Plymouth city centre is a modern, pedestrianised area which makes it a great place to shop. Home to an extensive range of shopping districts and markets, shoppers will find high street favourites, independent boutiques and a plethora of cafés and restaurants to keep themselves busy.
Visit the Independent Quarter for independent and specialist retailers, or pick up some unique art from the Barbican’s Historic Quarter. Drake Circus Shopping Centre is where you’ll find more modern high street names. For a bargain, visit the Plymouth City Market, where numerous flea and street market stalls await.
Culture in Plymouth
From historical and Navy landmarks to theatres and museums, Plymouth is a great place to explore. Plymouth prides itself on its arts & culture, being host to many exhibitions and events. The Plymouth Arts Centre is nationally acclaimed for its independent cinema, creative learning opportunities and contemporary artwork, and is definitely worth a visit.
If you are a fan of architecture, you will be impressed by the sophisticated Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. If you have children with you, the Barbican Harbour is home to the largest aquarium in the UK. And of course, a visit to Plymouth would be incomplete without going to Plymouth Hoe, the natural heart of Plymouth. It offers breathtaking views across Plymouth Sound, one of the most perfect natural harbours in the world.
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.