Plymouth Transport and Highways
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Plymouth Railway Station
North Road East
Plymouth PL4 6AB
Timetable and ticket information
Trains serving Plymouth
Plymouth has one central rail station situated on North Road, which is just a short walk from the main city centre. A map of the main Plymouth rail station can be found on the Transport and Road section of the Plymouth on a Map website. There are some smaller local rail stations in Plymouth, including Devonport, Keyham and St Budeaux, but services for these are generally less regular than at the main station.
Penzance - Plymouth - London
The Night Riviera service between Penzance, Plymouth and London provides a comfortable and enjoyable overnight service to London Paddington.
There are three high speed services each way Monday to Friday between London and Plymouth. The 3.07 hour journey time is seen as pivotal in promoting Plymouth as an accessible destination for both business and leisure travellers.
These trains leave London Paddington at 10.06am (arriving in Plymouth 1.06pm) and 12.06pm (arriving in Plymouth 3.06pm). From Plymouth, high speed trains leave at 5.53am (arriving in Paddington at 9am), 6.55am (arriving in Paddington at 10.02am) and 10.44am (arriving in Paddington at 1.44pm).
There are a total of 16 daily services from Plymouth and London Monday to Friday, and 16 services from London to Plymouth.
Plymouth - Ivybridge
There are nine daily services from Plymouth to Ivybridge (with the first train leaving Plymouth at 8.09am), and ten services from Ivybridge to Plymouth (with the first train leaving Ivybridge at 7.26am).
The current level of service on the Tamar Valley line between Plymouth and Gunnislake is retained including the early morning Dockyard departure from Calstock.
Trains serving Bristol, Wales, Birmingham and the north
CrossCountry run train services from Plymouth every hour on Mondays to Fridays from 5.20am to Bristol, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Yorkshire, Newcastle upon Tyne and Scotland with six services terminating in Edinburgh while two services are extended to Glasgow, and one each to Dundee and to Aberdeen. Later journeys in the afternoon take you as far as Leeds or Birmingham and there is one through service each day to Manchester Piccadilly.
Customers for destinations in North Wales, the North West of England and faster journeys to Glasgow should change at Birmingham New Street.
Average journey times are two hours to Bristol Temple Meads and three and a half hours to Birmingham New Street.
Full details of all Cross Country Trains services can be found on the CrossCountry website.
Trains serving South East Cornwall
Services are available between stations in South East Cornwall (Liskeard, Menheniot, St Germans, and Saltash). More information on local railway lines and rail excursions from and near Plymouth can be found on our Community Rail page.
If you have any comments or suggestions about rail services in Plymouth please contact the Sustainable Transport Team.