Plymouth travel guide

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You're Going to Love Plymouth

With a population of 247,297, Plymouth is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 7 days in order to fully appreciate everything Plymouth has to offer.

Where to Eat in Plymouth

If you’re looking for affordable options, River Cottage - Plymouth (Brewhouse Royal William Yard) and Pho Plymouth (Melville) are great picks.

When to visit Plymouth

Plymouth in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Plymouth in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Plymouth in July, when the average temperature is 62.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 68 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 39.2 °F, with an average temperature of 42.8 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 4.3″. In contrast, April is usually the driest month of the year in Plymouth, with an average rainfall of 2″.

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How to Get to Plymouth


When flying to Plymouth, you’ll arrive at Plymouth (PLH), which is located 6 km from the city center. The shortest flight to Plymouth from the United States departs from San Francisco and takes around 26h 45m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Plymouth, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Plymouth to London takes 4h 50m and costs around $48 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about $275 for a 12h 35m trip. Located 0.6 km from the city center, Plymouth is the busiest station in Plymouth. Another popular train station is Plymouth St Budeaux Victoria Road, located 5 km from the center.


Another option to get to Plymouth is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 308 km from Plymouth. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Easirent, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Plymouth, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From London, the bus ride to Plymouth takes 531 km and will cost you around $36. From Birmingham, the ticket costs about $37 for a journey of 563 km. The most popular bus station is Plymouth Marsh Mills Bus, located 4 km from downtown Plymouth. Plymouth Plymouth Bus Station Bretonside is also a commonly used station, and is 0.5 km from the city center.

Airports near Plymouth

Airlines serving Plymouth

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Air France
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British Airways
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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ITA Airways
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Aer Lingus
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Virgin Atlantic
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Wizz Air
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Kenya Airways
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Wizz Air UK
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Where to stay in Plymouth

Average rates range from around $118 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $159 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Plymouth

Most booked hotels in Plymouth

Boringdon Hall Hotel And Spa
Excellent (8.9, 865 reviews)
China Fleet Country Club
Excellent (8.9, 407 reviews)
Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast
Excellent (8.7, 508 reviews)
Devon & Cornwall
Excellent (9.4, 15 reviews)
Future Inn Plymouth
Excellent (8.2, 4027 reviews)
Travelodge Plymouth
Excellent (8.3, 39 reviews)
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Renting a car in Plymouth

Renting a car in Plymouth costs $65 per day, on average, or $452 if you want to rent if for 7 days.

Expect to pay $6.93 per gallon in Plymouth (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $83.13 and $110.84.