About Plymouth ferry port

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

Plymouth port address

Brittany Ferries
Millbay
Plymouth
PL1 3EW

Tel: 0330 159 7005
GPS co-ordinates: 50.364711,-4.158544

By car

Going south from Exeter, head southwest on the A38 to Plymouth. Exit the A38 at the A374 and follow signs to the 'continental ferry port'.

By train

Frequent trains run from London's Paddington Station to Plymouth taking 3 to 4 hours. For rail information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Plymouth Citybus operates buses from the train station into the city centre but there is no direct bus to the ferry terminal. Local bus information can be found at www.plymouthbus.co.uk 

By coach

National Express has frequent daily bus services between London's Victoria Coach Station and Plymouth coach station on Mayflower Street. The coach station is around 25 minutes' walk from the terminal. Visit www.nationalexpress.com 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.

Check-in advice

Please allow the following check-in times. Your departure time will be printed on your e-ticket. 

Type of booking Minimum check-in time
Standard ferry or holiday booking 45 minutes
For disabled passengers or passengers with reduced mobility 60 minutes
Travelling with pets 60 minutes
Group bookings (10+) 90 minutes
When carrying dangerous goods 60 minutes

Plymouth port facilities

 
Café (open for arrivals and departures)
 
Bureau de change (open Mon-Fri 9:15 to 17:00, weekends 10:45 to 16:15 and for all arrivals and departures)
 
Baby change area
 
Payphone
 
Dogs on a lead are allowed in the port area but not inside the terminal building
   

Terminal Opening Hours

The terminal is open from 09:00 to 17:30 Monday-Friday, from 10:30 to 16:30 at weekends, and for all ship arrivals and departures.

Disabled facilities

 
Wheelchair-accessible building with information desk and departure lounge on the first floor
 
Disabled parking
 
Escalator and a lift suitable for wheelchairs
 
Closed loop system at the bureau de change
 
Disabled toilets inside terminal and at the Freight Office
 
Assistance provided for those with limited mobility and wheelchair users
 
Wheelchairs available in case of emergency    

Foot passenger access to the ship is via a long, partially-uncovered walk which involves negotiating stairs and slopes. We will provide assistance to those with limited mobility and wheelchair users. This may take slightly longer than usual.

Travelling with Dogs

Once past the security check point, dogs cannot leave your vehicle.

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 four charge points available at the port which use a Type 2 cable. This service is provided by Plug-N-Go. You will need to download their app from the App Store or Google Play to register and set up your payment details. For more information on Plug-N-Go charge points, please visit www.plug-n-go.com.

For information about other charge point locations in the UK and Europe visit www.plugshare.com or www.zap-map.com.

Parking

The car park is run by ABP who own the port.

Plymouth port car parking charges
Duration (maximum stay of 31 days) Fee
Up to 2 hours FREE
24 hours £12.00

For early morning sailings, you can park your caravan or motorhome overnight in the vehicle check-in lanes. Your vehicle is parked at your own risk and should not be left unattended. No port facilities are open overnight. 

Other parking

Alternative and cheaper parking can be arranged through www.justpark.com

Freight driver facilities

There are showers available in the Freight Office.

Got a few hours to spare?

If you have a few hours to spare before your sailing, then why not check out some of the great attractions in Plymouth? 

Smeaton's Tower

Walk: 22 mins (1 mile)

Drive: 6 mins (1.4 miles)

Smeaton's Tower is one of the South West's most well-known landmarks and is the centrepiece on Plymouth Hoe. Originally the lighthouse was built on the Eddystone reef in 1759 but it was taken down in the early 1880s because the sea was undermining the rock it stood on. The lighthouse was then dismantled and moved stone by stone to its current position on the Hoe.

Today you can climb the 93 steps to the Lantern Room at the top and enjoy the great views of the city and Plymouth Sound.

National Marine Aquarium

Walk: 36 mins (1.8 miles)

Drive: 11 mins (2 miles)

The National Marine Aquarium is the largest aquarium in all of Britain and is a conservation charity. It hosts the biggest exhibition of native underwater life in the UK with some fish you know and other creatures that you probably don't!

The Atlantic Ocean tank is the deepest in the UK with 2.5 million litres of water. Inside you'll see a variety of sharks including nurse sharks, sand tiger sharks and lemon sharks. 

Or, if those are a bit frightening, there's smaller family-favourite fish such as clownfish and some very smiley pufferfish who'll love to take a selfie with you.

Exclusive offer

Thanks to our partnership, enjoy up to 20% off with Brittany Ferries and the National Marine Aquarium. Simply present your Brittany Ferries ticket when purchasing your entry ticket to receive this discount.

The Barbican

Walk: 25 mins (1.3 miles)

Drive: 7 mins (1.3 miles)

One of the most historic areas in Plymouth, the Barbican is the city's old harbour area and the home of the Mayflower Steps from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail to America. 

Thankfully, the area was largely spared from the bombs that dropped here during the Blitz and there's plenty of pretty architecture from the Tudor era onwards as well as a picturesque marina full of yachts and other boats.

Wind through the maze of narrow cobbled streets and discover tiny little arcades stocked with a quirky bunch of boutiques - from antique shops, art galleries and secondhand booksellers to ice cream stores and sweet shops selling locally-made fudge. 

Try something a little stronger at the Plymouth Gin Distillery on Southside Street. The oldest working distillery in England, it's been the home of Plymouth Gin since 1793 and they offer a variety of tours of the distillery. 

Routes from Plymouth

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Plymouth to Roscoff

Our original route, sail from Plymouth to Roscoff with either a 6-hour daytime or 8-hour overnight sailing.

With up to two sailings a day, this is the perfect route if you're visiting northern and western Brittany with it's pretty coastline and historic towns.

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plymouth to Santander

Head direct to northern Spain from the South West, with a 20-hour sailing aboard our flagship, Pont-Aven. There are return sailings every week.

Enjoy the spectacular coastline and mountains of Cantabria or head west to the greenery of Galicia. 

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