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Plymouth Port / Harbour Guide
Ferry Routes & Times from the Port:
There are two main routes offered from the port which run at different times during the year. The first of the two routes, running from mid-March to mid-November, travels from Plymouth Port to Roscoff, France. Brittany Ferry’s route, which takes 6 hours during the day and 8 hours at night, has departures three times daily.
Plymouth Port also services Santander, Spain, running throughout the year with trips taking 20 hours and 30 minutes. Ferries depart twice weekly on Sunday and Wednesday. The ferry is equipped for the disabled, but you should inform the ferry company before traveling if you need special requirements.
Facilities at the Port:
Associated British Ports owns and operates Milbay Docks, the commercial part of the port. Passengers arriving at the port will find a large, modern terminal building with many facilities including a café with food and refreshments, buffets and a convenience store. Short and long term parking is located adjacent to the terminal. Parking is free of charge.
There are many transportation options to and from Plymouth Port. There are excellent motorways nearby that link to the port and other places in the UK. There are buses and shuttles that go to Plymouth, Devon, England and the UK. National Express Coaches travel to Newquay, Bristol and London’s Victoria Station. You can travel to the center of Plymouth by coach. A taxi can also get you to the port.
If you travel by car, you have to take the M5 to Exeter then change to the A38 which heads towards the port. Once there, take the A374 and head to the city. You will see a sign leading to the port. Follow the signs to the terminal. If you take a train, it will take about 3 hours and 30 minutes from Plymouth, Devon, England, or UK. Each runs on scheduled routes. From there take a taxi to the port.
Accommodations at Plymouth:
Plymouth has marinas, museums, parks, seafood restaurants and an aquarium. It has many hotels like the Novotel, Quality Inn and Travelodge, many on the Milbay Docks. It is recommended to book in advance since it is a popular tourist spot. Plymouth is a grand place to explore full of history, but don’t just come to check out the port, stay a few days and explore the city. It will be well worth the trip.