The ferry port of Plymouth connects England with Spain & France with ferry services operated by Brittany Ferries.
There is a choice of up to 12 sailings per week from Plymouth with the shortest crossing taking around 5 hours 30 minutes.
Use our guide on this page for some quick information or get live Plymouth sailing times and prices in our fare search.
Plymouth is a city in the South West of England, or alternatively the Westcountry, and is situated within the traditional county of Devon. It is located at the mouths of the rivers Plym and Tamar and at the head of one of the world's largest and most spectacular natural harbours, the Plymouth Sound. The city has a rich maritime past and was once one of the two most important Royal Navy bases in Britain, a factor that made the city a prime target of the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. After the destruction of the dockyards and city centre in the blitz of 1941, Plymouth was rebuilt under the guidance of architect Patrick Abercrombie and is now one of the few remaining naval dockyards in Britain and the largest naval base in Western Europe. Important locations in the city include The Royal Citadel, Devonport Dockyard and The Barbican from where the Pilgrims left for the New World in 1620.
Take the M5 to Exeter, then onto the A38 - which goes all the way to Plymouth. Once in Plymouth, take the A374 and keep following signs for the city centre. As you near the centre, signs for the ferry port are prominent everywhere.
Trains regularly run from Paddington in London to Plymouth - the journey time is about 3 hours, 30 minutes. Plymouth Station is close to the centre of Plymouth and the ferry port is only 5 minutes away by taxi.
For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Plymouth page.
The ferry port offers good parking if you plan to leave the car. Caravans/ 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.
Millbay, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3EW
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Plymouth Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Plymouth Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!