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Southampton to Plymouth by train

  • First train
    05:09
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 20m
  • Distance
    206 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    32
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 8m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Southampton to Plymouth by train

Fast trains from Southampton to Plymouth take around 3 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 206 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Plymouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Southampton to Plymouth?

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

We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Southampton 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 39 departures.

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

The Southampton to Plymouth train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Plymouth is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 05:15 and the last train is around 23:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 04:42, and the last at 23:40.

When to book Southampton 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 Southampton to Plymouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southampton and Plymouth?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway

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.