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Plymouth Ferry Port & Terminal guide

Ferry port facilities, directions and transport information

Ideally situated for passengers coming from the West of England and Wales, Plymouth Port offers Brittany Ferries sailings to France and Spain.

There is excellent road access to the ferry terminal and efficient rail links including a direct route from London which takes under four hours.

Where is Plymouth Ferry Port?

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Address & contact details

Brittany Ferries
Tel: 0330 159 7005
GPS co-ordinates:
DD (DDD.DDDDD°) 50.364711, -4.158544
DMS (DDD° MM' SS.S") 50°21'53.0"N 4°09'30.8"W

Plymouth Ferry Port Facilities

Baby changing area

There is a baby changing area on the first floor in the ladies toilet.

Bureau de change

There is a Bureau de Change located at the Terminal Counter, open from 09:15-14:00 Monday to Friday and 10:45 - 16:15 Saturday & Sunday and for all ferry arrivals and departures.

Food & drink

There is a cafeteria in the terminal which opens for ferry arrivals and departures only, and a semi-permenant cafe beyond check-in security, offering a range of hot drinks and snacks.

Disabled facilities

  • 3 storey building is easily accessible with a wheelchair
  • Disabled parking is available directly outside the terminal building
  • Escalator and lift available from ground to first floor
  • The Brittany Ferries information desk is on the first floor and has a closed loop system for the hard of hearing at the bureau de change
  • Departure lounge is also on the first floor and is where the disabled toilets are located
  • Foot passengers who require additional assistance may experience a slight delay before being able to board
  • Toilet facilities in the car lanes are not adapted to accommodate disabled passengers. Additional disabled facilities are available at the Freight check-in office after the security checks
  • Assistance will be provided to passengers with limited mobility and wheelchairs
  • Foot passenger access to the ship is via a long, partially uncovered walk which involves negotiating stairs and slopes, so assistance is required for all those with any walking difficulties
  • Wheelchairs are available in the terminal in case of emergencies

Left luggage

There is no left luggage facility at the port.


Showers are available in the Freight Office for freight drivers.


A payphone can be found outside the terminal building.

Terminal Opening Hours

The terminal is manned from 09:00-15:30 Monday to Friday and 10:30 - 16:30 Saturday & Sunday and for all ship arrivals and departures.

Travelling with Dogs

Dogs are allowed in all areas of the port but must be kept on a lead at all times. They are not allowed in the terminal or to leave the car after passing security.

The nearest parks outside of the port are Plymouth Hoe, which is signposted from the port (6 minute drive/19 minute walk), and Devils Point (8 minute drive/26 minute walk).

Electric Cars

There are numerous charge points located in and around Plymouth, although there is nothing currently at the port.  Please visit this link for more details of charging points across the UK.

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Getting to and from Plymouth Ferry Port

By car

If you're driving from London, take the M4 west to the junction with the M5 going south to Exeter. From Exeter, head southwest on the A38 to Plymouth. Exit the A38 at the A374 (towards Plymouth City Centre) and follow signs to the Continental Ferryport.

Driving distances to Plymouth from selected cities
FromMiles (Km)
Bristol132 (211)
Birmingham206 (330)
Cardiff152 (245)
Exeter45 (73)
Glasgow489 (782)
London218 (348)
Manchester291 (468)
Newcastle412 (659)
Oxford205 (330)
Southampton152 (245)

By train

Frequent trains run from London's Paddington Station to Plymouth in 3 ¼ to 4 hours. For rail information visit Plymouth Train Station lies on North Road, 5 minutes from the City Centre. Plymouth Citybus operates buses from the train station to the heart of Plymouth, however, there is no direct bus from the station to our ferry terminal. Local bus information can be found at

By coach

National Express has frequent daily bus services between London's Victoria Coach Station and Plymouth coach station on Mayflower Street. The trip takes 5 ½ hours. Plymouth coach station is around 25 minutes' walk from the terminal. Call National Express on 0371 781 8181 or visit for schedules and information.

By foot

It takes approximately 15 minutes to walk to the ferry terminal from the town centre and 20 minutes from both the train and bus stations.

Parking at Plymouth Ferry Port

Parking is available at the port at £12.00 per 24 hours and is provided by the port owners ABP. Spaces cannot be pre-booked but there are plenty available. Caravans and motorhomes can be parked 'overnight' in the car lanes provided they do not interfere with loading for any departures prior to that which you are travelling on. The vehicle is parked at your own risk and should not be left unattended. There is no access to toilet facilities during the night. Alternative and cheaper parking can be arranged through

Plymouth port car parking charges
Duration (maximum stay of 31 days)Fee
Up to 2 hoursFREE
24 hours£12.00
Vehicles are left at owners risk.

About Plymouth

Plymouth, the largest city in the South West, has beautiful scenery, a wealth of attractions and a fascinating maritime history. In 1577 Francis Drake launched his circumnavigation of the globe from Plymouth and repelled the Armada a few years later, the Pilgrim Fathers set sail from here in 1620, and in 1831 Charles Darwin departed for his pioneering trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Read our Plymouth City Guide.

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