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How To Get To Plymouth by Bus

There are regular buses to Plymouth, a coastal city located in south-west England. National Express operate the majority of routes to this destination, with many connecting routes from major towns and cities within the UK. They operate coach journeys from London Victoria to Plymouth, which take between 4-5 hours. Other direct bus routes include journeys from Bristol taking 3 hours, and also from Birmingham, with a journey duration of 3.5 hours. Journeys terminate at the Bretonside Bus Station, located in the centre of the city. There is a taxi rank close by plus short-stay parking. However there is free car park ten minutes from the city centre at Milehouse 'park and ride' where buses and coaches also pass. Stagecoach and Megabus also run bus services to Plymouth from all parts of the UK. If you want to travel by bus to Plymouth from local areas in Devon and Cornwall there are further options, with services offered by Western Greyhound and First Devon and Cornwall bus companies.


Plymouth is a historic port situated on the south coast of scenic Devon. It is located between the mouths of two rivers, Tamar and Plym, where they join the expansive Plymouth Sound which forms a beautiful natural harbour. Plymouth is surrounded by lush countryside and the great wilderness of spectacular Dartmoor. The city's history dates back to the Bronze Age and the Roman Empire, when both occupied the settlement at Mount Batten. The famous Pilgrim Fathers left Plymouth in 1620 for America: discover the details of their journey and life in the New World at the Mayflower Museum. During WWII German bombs destroyed the city centre and it now has the largest number of post-war listed buildings in any UK city, except for London. Plymouth has much to offer from the fascinating Barbican Maritime Village to the exciting waterfront Tinside Lido and Britain's largest National Marine Aquarium. There are plenty of historic houses, abbeys and gardens to visit, along with wining, dining and shopping facilities in abundance.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Plymouth (Bretonside Bus Station)
Plymouth Bretonside Bus Station

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