17th October, 2017

Visit Looe by train

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Your guide to a great value day out from Plymouth to Looe by train.

Looe is a picturesque family-friendly destination that’s full of character:

Both photos above: Ian Lee (Creative Commons license)

Wander its maze of narrow streets:

Photo: Matty Ring (Creative Commons license)

Go for a paddle on the beach:

Take a walk on the South West Coast Path (get directions):

Enjoy the estuary views from the train:

Great value fares

Plymouth to Looe costs £6.20 (adult Off-Peak Day Return).

  • 5-15 year-olds are half-price
  • Under 5s go free
  • Groups of three to nine people get a third off the adult fare with GroupSave

Buying your tickets

Buy your tickets on the day at Plymouth station before boarding the train (it’s the same price as booking in advance).

Train times

There are regular trains Monday to Saturday all year round (and Sunday trains from 1st April to 21st October). The journey usually takes between an hour and an hour-and-a-quarter.

When you look up train times, it’s best to choose a train that gives you 6 minutes to change at Liskeard, especially on the outward journey.

This will give you enough time to walk to Platform 3 which is a short distance from the other platforms. (It’s not far but is best to allow the time to be safe.)

Look up train times

Map of Looe

Map of Looe showing railway station in top left. Follow the riverside road south towards Looe centre (8 minutes' walk) and the beach (a further two minutes' walk).

See a Google map of the walk

Have a great trip!


Part funded by the Designated Community Rail Development Fund. The Fund is backed by the Department for Transport and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (now Community Rail Network).

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