Historically one of the UK's most important ports, today a luxurious cross-channel ferry to France or Spain can be caught from Plymouth.
Ferries to France depart up to twice a day while ferries to Spain depart once a week. Travelsupermarket.com offers cheap crossings to Europe in the greatest luxury with its ferry comparison channel. The city of Plymouth lies built on a hill, surrounded by water on three sides and with a natural deep water sheltered harbour which made it a prized asset of the Crown in days gone past. Today the same natural blessings make Plymouth both a beautiful destination in its own right and important an passenger port for international ferry sailings.
Plymouth's maritime history stretches back to the Roman Period; from Francis Drake to the Pilgrim Fathers and Charles Darwin, many in the past have recognised the value of the south-west's largest natural harbour. Situated further south and west than any other international ferry port in the UK, Plymouth ferry port remains popular for passengers travelling to Brittany, western France and Spain.
Plymouth was the first British port that Brittany Ferries sailed into in the 1970's. Today they still offer a number of important services:
Brittany Ferries depart up to twice a day for Roscoff in Brittany during a summer period. In the winter season this decreases to four sailings a week, with a sailing time of six hours. Brittany also operates a service from Plymouth to Santander in northern Spain, with a journey time of nineteen and a half hours.
Plymouth ferry port is situated in the heart of Plymouth, 75km south-west of Exeter in Devon. The A38 provides a direct link between the two cities and becomes the M5 at Exeter. Plymouth's mainline railway station provides a direct service to London taking around four hours.
The well maintained ferry terminal in Plymouth offers you the following facilities: