Plymouth travel guide

Plymouth Tourism | Plymouth Guide

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 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Plymouth has to offer.

Where to Eat in Plymouth

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Greedy Goose (Prysten House Finewell Street) and Pho Plymouth (Melville) are great picks.

When to visit Plymouth

Plymouth in December
Estimated hotel price
$79
1 night at 3-star hotel
Plymouth in December
Estimated hotel price
$79
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

Plane

When flying to Plymouth, you’ll arrive at Plymouth (PLH), which is located 4 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Plymouth from the United States departs from San Francisco and takes around 2h 34m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Plymouth, followed by Cross Country. Located 0.4 miles from the city center, Plymouth is the busiest station in Plymouth. Another popular train station is Plymouth St Budeaux Victoria Road, located 3 miles from the center.

Car

Another option to get to Plymouth is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 191 miles from Plymouth. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Plymouth, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From London, the bus ride to Plymouth takes 310 miles and will cost you around $56. From Manchester, the ticket costs about $75 for a journey of 484 miles. The most popular bus station is Plymouth Marsh Mills Bus, located 3 miles from downtown Plymouth. Plymouth Plymouth Bus Station Bretonside is also a commonly used station, and is 0.3 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Plymouth, you’ll arrive at Plymouth (PLH), which is located 4 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Plymouth from the United States departs from San Francisco and takes around 2h 34m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Plymouth, followed by Cross Country. Located 0.4 miles from the city center, Plymouth is the busiest station in Plymouth. Another popular train station is Plymouth St Budeaux Victoria Road, located 3 miles from the center.

Car

Another option to get to Plymouth is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 191 miles from Plymouth. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Plymouth, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From London, the bus ride to Plymouth takes 310 miles and will cost you around $56. From Manchester, the ticket costs about $75 for a journey of 484 miles. The most popular bus station is Plymouth Marsh Mills Bus, located 3 miles from downtown Plymouth. Plymouth Plymouth Bus Station Bretonside is also a commonly used station, and is 0.3 miles from the city center.

Airports near Plymouth

Airlines serving Plymouth

KLM
Good (846 reviews)
SWISS
Good (919 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,395 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,597 reviews)
Air France
Good (971 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,479 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (831 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (828 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (702 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (772 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,437 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (199 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,449 reviews)
Vueling
Good (814 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (152 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (525 reviews)
Loganair
Excellent (14 reviews)
Aurigny Air
Excellent (6 reviews)
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Where to stay in Plymouth

Average rates range from around $88 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $138 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
5 stars
Excellent (8.9, 1355 reviews)
$177+
China Fleet Country Club
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, 557 reviews)
$141+
Future Inn Plymouth
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, 5505 reviews)
$80+
Leonardo Hotel Plymouth
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, 2466 reviews)
$88+
Travelodge Plymouth
2 stars
Excellent (8.5, 25 reviews)
$58+
Devon & Cornwall
4 stars
Excellent (9.8, 5 reviews)
$79+

Renting a car in Plymouth

Renting a car in Plymouth costs $50 per day, on average, or $151 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

Expect to pay $7.04 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 $84.49 and $112.65. The most frequently booked car type in Plymouth is Standard (Opel Insignia or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Citroen C1 or similar) are, on average, 34% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Plymouth costs $50 per day, on average, or $151 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

Expect to pay $7.04 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 $84.49 and $112.65. The most frequently booked car type in Plymouth is Standard (Opel Insignia or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Citroen C1 or similar) are, on average, 34% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.