How to Reach Plymouth - The Easiest Way to Reach Plymouth


  • By Air: Plymouth Airport was closed in 2011. The nearest airport to Plymouth is the Exeter Airport which is at a one-hour drive away from the city centre. It serves flights to all the major European destinations and various airports in the United Kingdom.
  • By Train: The Plymouth train station lies on one of the main rail routes in United Kingdom and serves trains to London, Bristol, Midlands, Cornwall and destinations in North of England. There is also a night service sleeper train named ‘Night Riveria’ that runs from London to Penzance, arriving Plymouth in the morning.
  • By Sea: There are ferries operating from Santander and Roscoff in the United Kingdom. The ferry terminal is located 0.5 miles away from the Plymouth Hoe and has easy access to the city centre. 
  • By Car: Plymouth is accessible by the A38 highway. 


  • By Bus: Plymouth has an extensive network of buses and you can practically find a bus to reach most of the parts within the city.
  • By water taxis and boats: Although available only in summer, this is an efficient way to get around the attractions connected to the sea.
  • On foot: The areas like city centre and the Hoe are dotted with beautiful buildings and recreational areas and its best to get around these places on foot.

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Modes of Transportation in Plymouth

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Plymouth. The most preferred mode of transport in Plymouth is Car.

Average distance: 6.71 km Average time: 40.71 min

  • Car 42.86%
    Driving 24.33 min Overall average time for 7.07 kms 24.33 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 28.57%
    Bus 21 min Walking 6.5 min Waiting 5 min Overall average time for 6.84 kms 32.5 min
  • Walking 28.57%
    Walking 58.5 min Driving 15 min Overall average time for 6.04 kms 73.5 min

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How to Reach Plymouth from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Tavistock to Plymouth 19.47 km 19 mins
Liskeard to Plymouth 36.86 km 36 mins
Okehampton to Plymouth 43.12 km 43 mins
Totnes to Plymouth 51.36 km 51 mins
Paignton to Plymouth 64.62 km 1 hour 4 mins
St austell to Plymouth 72.61 km 1 hour 12 mins
Exeter to Plymouth 77.61 km 1 hour 17 mins
Newquay to Plymouth 103.77 km 1 hour 43 mins
Camborne to Plymouth 129.3 km 2 hours 9 mins
Chippenham to Plymouth 255.1 km 4 hours 15 mins
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