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SW Falcon - Bristol and Bristol Airport to Plymouth

When you ride with Stagecoach on our Falcon service, we'll be able to take you from Bristol to Plymouth in  just over three hours. We'll drop you off at Plymouth Coach Station, and our Falcon route also passes through Bristol Airport - ideal for excited holidaymakers looking for a stress-free way to reach or return from the airport.

Find out everything you need to know about the Bristol to Plymouth route below, and pre-book your ticket online today.

Journey Information from Bristol City Centre and Bristol Airport to Plymouth

Fares from: £15
Average journey time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Changes: Direct service
Buses per day: Monday to Thursday: 18 buses per day. Friday to Sunday: 19 buses per day. 
Distance:   110 miles
Bus operators:   Stagecoach
Origin:   Bristol Cabot Circus 
Destination:    Plymouth Coach Station Bay 6

Bristol City Centre and Bristol Airport to Plymouth 

Our speedy Bristol to Plymouth Falcon service stops off at multiple locations along the way, making it easy for people based in the likes of Exeter, Taunton and Bridgwater to catch the bus.

Plymouth to Bristol Airport Stops

Need to catch a flight at Bristol Airport? You can jump on board the Falcon from a number of locations between Plymouth and Bristol. Locate your nearest stop below: 

  • Plymouth Coach Station (Bay 6)
  • Laira Flyover
  • Lee Mill Westward Inn
  • Marley Head
  • Drumbridges roundabout
  • Exeter opp. Sowton Park & Ride
  • Exeter Honiton Road Miller& Carter
  • Cullompton Weary Traveller
  • Taunton Blackbrook Park Avenue
  • Bridgwater Huntworth Lane M5
  • Brent Knoll Fox & Goose A38
  • Churchill Lane
  • Bristol Airport Arrivals
  • Bristol Airport Departures

  • Bristol Airport to Bristol City Centre Stops

    From Bristol Airport, it's just two more stops until you reach Bristol City Centre. After we've dropped our riders off at Bristol Airport,  we'll continue on the following route:

  • Bristol Airport Departures
  • Line Kiln Roundabout
  • Bristol Cabot Circus


    Route Map


    Compare prices

    Here at Stagecoach, we're incredibly proud of our low prices. We'll help you get to where you need to be for less, and our prices are up to 59% cheaper than off-peak rail fares.

    Currently, there is no direct route via train from Plymouth to Bristol Airport, but you can reach Bristol itself via train. However, the Falcon provides a direct service to the Airport. You can discover how much you can save using our comparison table below:


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    Discounted Return*

    Falcon - Plymouth to Bristol Airport

     £31 £20.70

    Falcon - Plymouth to Bristol Cabot Circus

     £27  £31


    Off-Peak Train to Bristol Temple Meads**

     £43.20  £73.50


    *Discounted returns are available on the Falcon for the under 25s, over 60s and concessionary pass holders. 
    **Results taken 07/02/2019, prices subject to change. Return price based on off-peak anytime adult return. Single price based on off-peak single.

    How can I buy a ticket?

    If you'd like to  pre-book a seat for the Bristol to Plymouth route, the easiest way to buy a ticket is online at  Alternatively, you can simply buy a ticket from your Falcon driver.

    A single fare will cost £24, while a return trip costs just £28. Discounts are available for under 25s, over 60s and concessionary pass holders, and group return tickets for up to 5 people are also available.

    Book your seat on 

    Heading the other way? You can catch our Falcon bus from Plymouth before it heads back down to Bristol.

    View the Falcon timetable 


    Why fly by Falcon?

  • Free Wi-Fi  & USB charging points, power sockets and air con on board!
  • Dedicated wheelchair space (pre-book, see FAQs for details)
  • Connects Devon with Somerset and Bristol 24/7*
  • Pay by contactless for your ticket.
  • Contactless
    WiFi USB Charging


    How long does it take to travel from Bristol to Plymouth with the South West Falcon?

    On average, the journey from Bristol to Plymouth takes 3 hours 10 minutes. 18 buses operate per day between Monday and Thursday, and 19 buses a day between Friday and Sunday.


    Is this a direct service from Bristol to Plymouth?

    Yes, this is a direct service. No changes are required.


    What is the distance between Bristol and Plymouth?

    The distance between Plymouth Coach Station and Bristol Cabot Circus is 110 miles.


    What time is the first bus from Bristol to Plymouth?

    The first bus from Bristol departs at 01:30.


    What time is the last bus from Bristol to Plymouth?

    The last bus from Plymouth departs at 23:30.


    If you still can't find the answer you need, take a look at our complete list of FAQs or contact the Stagecoach team for more information - there are plenty of ways to get in touch.