Plymouth to Bedford by train

  • First train
    04:51
  • Last train
    23:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 20m
  • Distance
    322 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    28
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 3m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Plymouth to Bedford by train

Fast trains from Plymouth to Bedford take around 4 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 322 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Plymouth and Bedford.

1. Are there direct trains from Plymouth to Bedford?

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

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Plymouth to Bedford 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 32 departures.

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

The Plymouth to Bedford train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bedford is usually scheduled to depart Plymouth around 04:51 and the last train is around 23:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Plymouth around 05:40, and the last at 21:15.

When to book Plymouth to Bedford 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 Plymouth to Bedford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Plymouth and Bedford?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

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

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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.