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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity coaches per day from Birmingham to Plymouth. Traveling by coach from Birmingham to Plymouth usually takes around 5 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 4 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance175 mi (282 km)
Shortest duration4h 55m
Cheapest price£19.58
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines1

Price trends for coaches from Birmingham to Plymouth

Monthly average prices

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What coach companies travel from Birmingham to Plymouth?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from Birmingham to Plymouth. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by coach available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express55h 49m£27.59
  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Birmingham to Plymouth from £20. There are 5 National Express schedules from Birmingham to Plymouth and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Plymouth. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Plymouth from National Express Station and no other station. In Plymouth, National Express arrives at Marsh Mills - Plymouth Rd and 1 other station.

    An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Plymouth takes 5 hours and 49 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Plymouth in 4 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Plymouth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Birmingham to Plymouth during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach takes an average of 5 hours and 48 minutes to cover the 175 miles from Birmingham to Plymouth. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 55 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Birmingham?

The first coach leaves at 08:00 and the last coach leaves at 15:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Plymouth, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Plymouth every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Birmingham to Plymouth without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Birmingham to Plymouth; ticket prices start at £119.22.

City Information

Birmingham

As the second-largest city in the UK, Birmingham effortlessly blends the city’s quaint vibe with modern-day high-rises. One of the top local attractions is St. Martin in the Bull Ring, the original parish church of Birmingham. Featuring remarkable Gothic Revival architecture standing in stark contrast with the futuristic-looking shopping centers, the church is a great spot for travelers looking for a bit of respite. As you stroll around the city, don’t forget to visit the famous Cadbury World, which details the long history of the brand, as well as all the products it produces. For culturally-inclined activities, head to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which offers over 40 exhibits.

If you wish to try out authentic Indian dishes with a local twist, head over to Pushkar. For those who wish to enjoy a more upscale dining experience, Bank offers a chic menu in an elegant setting.

The principal rail station is Birmingham New Street Station, which is the busiest train station in the UK. The Birmingham Coach Station offers coach services by National Express as far as London and Dublin. The city’s main airport is the Birmingham Airport, which is located 6 miles east of the city center.

Plymouth

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Located on the south coast of Devon, Plymouth is an English port city steeped in maritime heritage with a recently-revitalized waterfront. Although many seaport towns in Britain have a boastful history, none can quite match Plymouth's. It was here, just off the coast of Plymouth Port, that English naval forces defeated the Spanish Armada. Plus, one of the most famous landmarks in the city is the Mayflower Steps. These meaningful steps commemorate when the Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth port in 1620 for the New World.

In addition to its history, Plymouth has enough modern amenities to compete as a tourist destination. With big brands and independent stores on offer, the city centre is a wonderland for shoppers. Drake Circus is the town's premier shopping venue, with over 70 covered shops for the rainier days. The West End area offers more independent retailers, including the Plymouth Market, selling local crafts, foods, and much more.

Travel to Plymouth is simple. Either fly in via Exeter Airport, or catch a train from destinations like London, Liverpool, or Leeds. National Express and Megabus coaches also operate routes to the city as a more affordable way to travel throughout the United Kingdom.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Birmingham?

Departure stations

Most coaches depart from the main station in Birmingham.

All coach stations in Birmingham:

  • National Express Station

Where does the coach arrive in Plymouth?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Plymouth.

Coach stations in Plymouth:

  • Marsh Mills - Plymouth Rd

  • Coach Station

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