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15- 20 August 2016

Plymouth University Campus


Travel information

Plymouth is well connected by road and rail to the rest of the U.K., and by ferry to Europe
 


By rail

Plymouth railway station is just a few minutes’ walk from the campus. The regular train service from London Paddington to Plymouth takes around three to four hours. Other direct services head to Plymouth from across the South West, South Wales, the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland. To book rail tickets visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk. Advance booking is recommended to avoid highly priced tickets.


By coach

Plymouth Bretonside Bus and Coach Station is located in the city centre, about ten minutes’ walk from the campus. There are regular coach services from most major cities to Plymouth. A typical coach journey from London to Plymouth takes about 4.5 hours. To book coach tickets, visit www.nationalexpress.com or www.megabus.com/uk for low cost fares.


Air links

Rail and coach services connect Plymouth to the regional airports of Exeter, Newquay and Bristol. There are also transport links to Plymouth from London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport.


By car

Sat nav ref: PL4 8AA

 

From the North

 

The main route is via the M5 motorway and then continuing on the A38 Expressway via Exeter. Leave the A38 at Marsh Mills interchange and take the A374 which is clearly signed for the city centre. It takes about 3.5 hours from London to Plymouth.

 

From the West

 

Leave the A38 at Manadon interchange and take the A386 into the city. It's about 1.5 hours from Truro. Parking There are plenty of car parks in the city centre within walking distance of the University. A full list and car park maps is available from Plymouth City Council. The nearest are Mayflower House Court, Mayflower Street East and Regent Street. Park and Ride is also a good option for getting into the city centre if you’re travelling by car. Services run Monday to Saturday from three locations around the city. Check if you can help cut the cost and environmental impact of travelling by car with the car share scheme.


By ferry

Brittany Ferries operates car ferry services to Plymouth from Roscoff (France) and Santander (Spain). Go to www.brittany-ferries.com for details.


By bike

There are plenty of cycling facilities on campus if you’re travelling by bike. For information about cycling around the city and further afield, find out more from Plymouth City Council and Sustrans. Parking At Plymouth we’re serious about sustainability. In line with our green travel plan, we’re encouraging people to find alternatives to using cars. Parking on campus is highly restricted and where available, there is a charge. There are plenty of car parks in the city centre within walking distance of the University. A full list and maps are available from Plymouth City Council. The nearest are Mayflower House Court, Mayflower Street East and Regent Street. Park and Ride is also a good option for getting into the city centre if you’re travelling by car. Services run Monday to Saturday from three locations around the city.


Accessibility

Access guides for the campus and buildings are available on DisabledGo. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Disability ASSIST team.