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.

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

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Plymouth in July, when the average temperature is 17 °C, and the highest can go up to 20 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 4 °C, with an average temperature of 6 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 110 mm. In contrast, April is usually the driest month of the year in Plymouth, with an average rainfall of 50 mm.

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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 centre.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Plymouth, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from Plymouth to London takes 3h 45m and costs around $133 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Liverpool, expect to pay about $117 for a 7h 08m trip. Located 0.6 km from the city centre, Plymouth is the busiest station in Plymouth. Another popular train station is Plymouth St Budeaux Victoria Road, located 5 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Plymouth is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 308 km from Plymouth. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , 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 443 km and will cost you around $69. From Birmingham, the ticket costs about $62 for a journey of 612 km. The most popular bus station is Plymouth Marsh Mills Bus, located 4 km from the city centre of Plymouth. Plymouth Plymouth Bus Station Bretonside is also a commonly used station, and is 0.5 km from the city centre.

Airports near Plymouth

Airlines serving Plymouth

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British Airways
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Air France
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Etihad Airways
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Ethiopian Air
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ITA Airways
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Aer Lingus
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Virgin Atlantic
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Kenya Airways
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Where to stay in Plymouth

Average rates range from around $148 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $209 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 (9, Excellent reviews)
Future Inn Plymouth
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Leonardo Hotel Plymouth
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Travelodge Plymouth
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Crowne Plaza Plymouth
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
Copthorne Hotel Plymouth
Good (7.7, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Plymouth

Expect to pay $3.23 per litre in Plymouth (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.71 and $51.61. Mini (Peugeot 107 or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Plymouth, while also 76% cheaper than other types, on average.