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Brighton to Plymouth by train

  • First train
    04:12
  • Last train
    00:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 37m
  • Distance
    287 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    35
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 26m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Brighton to Plymouth by train

Fast trains from Brighton to Plymouth take around 4 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 287 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Brighton and Plymouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Brighton to Plymouth?

Journeys between Brighton and Plymouth usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 34 departures on the route from Brighton to Plymouth every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 65 departures.

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

The Brighton to Plymouth train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Plymouth is usually scheduled to depart Brighton around 04:12 and the last train is around 00:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Brighton around 04:33, and the last at 00:10.

When to book Brighton 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 Brighton to Plymouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Brighton and Plymouth?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Gatwick Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • Thameslink

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

Plymouth to Brighton by train

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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.