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Plymouth - Britain's Ocean City


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Tourist Information
Plymouth Mayflower
3-5 The Barbican
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
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01752 306330
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Reflections of buildings in the water

Tourism and visitors

How to get to Plymouth

Head for the South West on the M5 from Bristol to Exeter, then the A38 Devon Expressway to Plymouth. Drive time from London is around three and a half hours.

A National Express luxury coach service from London's Victoria Coach Station (via Heathrow) takes four and half hours.

Rail services from London (Paddington) to Plymouth take three and a half hours. Direct services also run from South Wales, the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland. Contact National Rail Enquiries or your local station.

Brittany Ferries sail from Plymouth to Roscoff in France and Santander in Spain.

In and around Plymouth

For bus service information in the city please visit the Traveline website or our public transport pages.

There are park and ride sites at Coypool, near Marsh Mills roundabout, the George Junction, near Derriford and Milehouse - follow the signs on the A38 and A386 to Plymouth Argyle. park and ride services do not operate on Sundays and there are no Saturday services from Milehouse when Plymouth Argyle are playing at home.

Rail and Ride also operates from Ivybridge train station (just off the A38) and from Liskeard and Gunnislake train stations (on the Cornish side of Plymouth).

Tourist Information Centre

Why not enhance your stay in the Plymouth area by visiting our Tourist Information Centre. We can provide advice and assistance to help you make the most of your visit. We are situated at Plymouth Mayflower, 3 to 5 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2TR. The Centre holds a range of free information about the local area, including accommodation, attractions, events and much more.

The Tourist Information Centre has a well-stocked shop offering  a wide range of books, guides, gifts and souvenirs and tickets for attractions and events often offering a discount for advance purchase. If you would like to make a purchase in advance of your visit we are happy to take orders over the phone and take payment by credit or debit card.

For additional information please visit the Visit Plymouth website.

Access information - The Tourist Information Centre is accessible to people with disabilities or limited movement and has been included in the DisabledGo access guide.

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