Travel to Plymouth

There are many ways to travel to Plymouth…

By Air

You can fly with a large number of airlines to nearby Exeter and Bristol airports. These include Ryan Air and Easyjet. There are also excellent fast connections from London’s Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead airports.



By Train

Express direct from London Paddington to Plymouth, or from Heathrow and Gatwick via Reading to Plymouth, (approximately 3 hours travel time). For timetables and booking see National Rail Enquiries.

Direct from Bristol (approximately 2 hours).

Direct from Exeter (approximately 1 hour).

By Coach

Direct from Heathrow Airport to Plymouth Coach Station, which is served by National Express. We shall be pleased to reserve coach tickets for you on request.

Direct from Bristol to Plymouth by Megabus, (approximately 2.5 – 3 hours travel time).

Stagecoach, have a coach service for the South West to cover the route between Bristol, Bristol Airport, Taunton, Exeter and Plymouth. There are 19 journeys a day, 7 days a week and fares start from as little as £1 (+50p booking fee). This is great news for students who want to visit other towns and cities in the South West during their stay, but especially for those arriving and departing from Bristol Airport. 

Private Transfer

We are able to arrange transfers from many of the main airports. See our transfer price list below for some of the airports we arrange transfers from.
Please contact us if your destination is not on the list.

All students are met on arrival in Plymouth. Escort or meeting services can also be arranged from Heathrow/Gatwick.

Transfer Prices (approximate)

Exeter return : £175
Bristol return : £275
Gatwick return : £450
Heathrow return : £425

By Ferry

Direct ferry link between Roscoff (France) and Plymouth and between Santander (Spain) and Plymouth via Brittany Ferries.

Roscoff to Plymouth Ferry Schedule

To view full timetable please visit Brittany Ferries website

Come to Plymouth and study at the Suzanne Sparrow English Language School