Plymouth Ferry Port

Plymouth ferry port offers routes to Roscoff in France and Santander in Spain.

Catch a crossing to Plymouth ferry terminal on these routes:

Plymouth Ferry Terminal Map and Directions

Address: Millbay, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3EW


Plymouth ferry port is located on the border with Devon and Cornwall and is ideal for passengers travelling from Western England and Wales. Routes to Roscoff in France and Santander in Spain are operated by Brittany Ferries.

Getting to Plymouth Ferry Port

By Car

Driving from London, take the M4 west to the junction with the M5 going south to Exeter. From Exeter, head south-west on the A38 to Plymouth. Exit the A38 at the A374 (towards Plymouth City Centre) and follow signs to the Continental Ferryport. The port is clearly signposted from the A38, the main access road to Plymouth. Remember to come off before the Tamar bridge.

By Train

Frequent trains run from London's Paddington Station to Plymouth in 3.5/4 hrs. Plymouth Train Station lies on North Road, 5 minutes from the City Centre.

By Bus

National Express has frequent daily bus services between London's Victoria Coach Station and Plymouth. The trip takes 5.5 hrs. There is no direct bus from the train station to the ferry port and terminal.

Plymouth Ferry Port Facilities

Café/ Bar

There is a cafeteria located inside the terminal building which opens for ferry arrivals and departures only.

Bureau de Change

There is a Bureau de Change located at the Terminal Counter, open from 09:00-17:15 Monday-Friday and 10:30-16:00 Saturday & Sunday and for all ferry arrivals and departures.

Disabled Facilities

Disabled parking is available directly outside the terminal building. Escalator and lift available from ground to first floor, Departure lounge is also on the first floor and is where the disabled toilets are located. Please note that 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.

Terminal Opening Hours

The terminal is manned from 09:00 to 17:30 Monday-Friday and 10:30-16:30 Saturday & Sunday and for all ship arrivals and departures.

Parking at Plymouth Ferry Port

Parking is available at the port at £10.00 per 24 hours with parking for up to 2 hrs free. Spaces cannot be pre-booked but there are plenty available. Caravans and motor homes 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. There is no access to toilet facilities during the night.

Port information is provided by Eurodrive for guidance only.

More About Plymouth

Plymouth boasts the shortest ferry route to Western France and first class passenger facilities. There are excellent motorway connections to the town from the M6 and M5 and the City Centre of Plymouth is south of the A38 main South Devon Highway. The British Royal Navy uses the port of Plymouth as its historical second home. Plymouth is situated at the mouth of the River Tamar and also features an extensive commercial port called Millbay Docks, where ferries can be booked.

The Passenger Terminal in Plymouth is very modern and vehicle-marshalling areas at the port aid the traffic flow. The port can accommodate many cruise ships with its modern berthing facilities. Terminal facilities include a café, bureaux de change, a free car park, disabled toilets and low-level pay phones in the main terminal.

Plymouth Attractions

Plymouth's unique location, with its combination of sea, moors, and lush countryside, makes it the perfect venue for those seeking a more active holiday break. Whatever you enjoy, from ice-skating to bowling, you're sure to find it here! Plymouth is the home of one of the best theatres in the country, the Theatre Royal, with top class programmes from drama to musicals. Plymouth Pavilions is the major regional venue for both pop and classical concerts, top comedians and sporting events. Visitors can also check out the latest blockbuster at one of Plymouth's multi-screen cinemas or take in some culture by strolling around one of the art galleries or museums. Meanwhile, well-planned landscaped gardens and wide traffic-free boulevards are great for relaxation.

Plymouth is a popular venue for seaside holidays. The beaches are just outside the town and other attractions include the National Aquarium (the largest public aquarium in the UK), Smeatons Tower Lighthouse on Plymouth Hoe, Crownhill Fort and Mayflower steps. Plymouth Hoe is famous as the location where Sir Francis Drake insisted on finishing his game of bowls before dealing with the fact that the Spanish Armada was approaching. Just out of town is the wildlife park, Buckfast Abbey and the Dartmoor National Park, one of the finest unspoilt landscapes in the UK. Morwellham Quay is an historic shipyard, port and copper mine that is reconstructed to faithfully look as it did in the 1860s and costumed staff take you back 150 years. As the regional capital of Devon and Cornwall, Plymouth is an extraordinary blend of vibrant modern city and historic seafaring port. In the Barbican, you can enjoy centuries of maritime tradition. Or you can take to the sea yourself with a choice of boat-trips, fishing, windsurfing, scuba diving and water skiing. There are few better locations in Europe for walking than the Plymouth area. The coastal footpaths are exceptional, offering magnificent views. Horse riding is also available throughout the area.

Plymouth Shopping and Dining

You can shop til you drop in the Plymouth City Centre Shopping Boulevards - there are a huge range of shops to be found in the area around Armada Way; on Cornwall Street, New George Street and in the Drake Circus Shopping Centre, which also has a large multi-story car park. For the shopping centre car park, from Exeter street, go left at the roundabout with the ruins of Charles Church on it, and stay left, in the lane marked "TAV'K CITY CAR PARK". Plymouth has a huge range of pubs, cafes and restaurants to check out, offering everything from pub grub at the The Fishermans Arms (Lambhay Street) to tapas and tagines at Zuzimo (Vauxhall Street).

Find out more about Plymouth and the Port of Plymouth.