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Transport Facilities In Plymouth

Traveline is a public transport information website to enable journey planning by bus, coach and/or train.

Plymothian Transit is a transport information website to enable journey planning around the city.

Great Western Railway produce a leaflet entitled “Transport Links – A Guide to transport links in South Devon and Cornwall” giving details of linked rail and bus services throughout the area, available at Plymouth Railway Station.

Air Travel

Air Travel

Flights from Plymouth Airport ended at the end of July 2011. The two nearest airports are at Newquay and Exeter.

parents with children and pram



Brittany Ferries
There is a cross-Channel car ferry service from Plymouth to Roscoff in Brittany and Santander in Spain operated by Brittany Ferries.

Brittany Ferry sailing past the Hoe

The Cremyll Pedestrian Ferry operates from Admiral’s Hard (off Durnford Street, Stonehouse) to Mount Edgcumbe Park. A ferry timetable may be purchased at the Cremyll Tollgate.

The Mount Batten Ferry
(water taxis) operates daily between the Barbican and Mount Batten, weather and circumstances permitting.

Plymouth Boat Trips operate boat trips from Plymouth Barbican, also linking with the Tamar Valley Line trains.

Tamar Passenger Ferry travels between Calstock, Bere Alston and Cotehele Quay during the summer, depending on the tides.

The Torpoint Ferry
is a regular and frequent car and pedestrian ferry service operating between Torpoint and Devonport.



Plymouth City Council information about bus services around the city, including timetables, information about bus passes, park and ride services, taxibus, etc.

Plymouth City Bus

Citybus run an extensive network of wheelchair and buggy accessible SuperRider buses on main routes. Information on these and all timetables is available from the Travel Centre, 32 Royal Parade). Lost Property enquiries should also be made at the Travel Centre
Tel: 0845 077 2223

Visit Site


The Ride, Chelson Meadow, Plymouth, PL9 7JT
Many buses have low floor access for wheelchairs and buggies.
Tel: 0845 600 1420

Visit Site

Target Travel

Eagle Road, Langage Business Park, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 5JY
Offer limited services in the city.
Tel: (01752) 242000

Visit Site

Park and Ride

There are three park and ride sites in Plymouth; one located at Coypool and accessed off Marsh Mills roundabout, where there are 420 spaces, one at Milehouse, adjacent to Home Park, Plymouth Argyle’s football stadium and one at Roborough (opposite the George Hotel). The Roborough facility has cycle sheds and showers, as well as baby change facilities. There are 700 spaces at Milehouse, but this is not available when Plymouth Argyle play at home.



Plus Bus, is a scheme which entitles ticket holders to unlimited travel on a network of buses within a specified area around Plymouth (also applies in other parts of the UK).

When purchasing a train ticket it is possible to purchase a single or return bus ticket at a reduced price to enable you to complete your journey within the city. For further information on this scheme contact either Plymouth City Bus, Great Western Railway or Traveline.

Great Western Railway 

Great Western Railway have information about travelling with children with information on tickets and railcards. For further information on railcards click Family and Friends railcards 

For information on all train times and services, local and national, contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50

Live arrival and departure boards at railway stations.

Railtours Southwest

Railtours Southwest invites you to enjoy a relaxing day out to discover a different view of the southwest. See spectacular scenery and stunning views that would not be possible by car. Travel on some of the most scenic rail lines in Britain. You will also be able to learn a little about the fascinating history and heritage of the area too.

Car Sharing

Car Sharing

Log on to to match people wanting lifts with those travelling in the same direction.



Plymouth City Council information on cycling in the city

including route maps of Plymouth cycle tracks, cycling with children, cycle training and much more.

There are cycle paths at various points through the city and recreational cycle ways (eg in the Plym Valley). Leaflets detailing these routes can be obtained from the Plymouth Tourist Information Centres.

For a copy of the Plymouth Cycle Guide please contact the Road Safety Team, Plymouth City Council, Civic Centre, Plymouth, PL1 2EW. Copies of the guide are also available from most bike shops, libraries and tourist information centres in Plymouth.


Access Plymouth

Access Plymouth (formerly Shopmobility) and Community Transport provides a range of transport services to help people in the city who have limited mobility. For further information on the areas of the city where there is provision telephone (01752) 600633

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