On the Waterfront
ANNUAL SCHOOL, 22-24 June 2006
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Travel Information


For details of flights to and from the UK see, for example, the British Airways web site. For details of flights between Plymouth and other UK regional airports see AirSouthWest.

Plymouth Airport

Plymouth City Airport is about four miles (approx. 6.5km) to the North of the city centre on the A386. Details about transfers from the airport are available in the Plymouth Airport Guide or by phone on +44 (0)870 241 6830.

Gatwick Airport

If you arrive at London Gatwick, you can take an AirSouthWest flight to Plymouth City Airport. You can also travel by train (or coach ) from Gatwick to Plymouth.

Heathrow Airport

If you arrive at London Heathrow, you can travel by train (or coach) to Plymouth. There are two ways of travelling by train: first you take the Rail-Air link bus to Reading Rail station and then get a train from there; alternatively, you take the Heathrow Express train to London Paddington station and get a train from there. It is worth noting that trains leaving London or Reading at peak times can be very expensive. If you can get a Saver or SuperSaver ticket, it will be cheaper.


Coach & Train

Plymouth Railway Station and Coach Station is a few minutes walk from the City Centre and Conference Venue as indicated on the map above.
If you are travelling by coach or train then the following web sites may be useful -
National Express , TheTrainLine and Railtrack.

It is strongly recommended that users confirm train times and services with the rail enquiries phone line. Tel +44 (0) 8457 48 49 50.

Getting from London Paddington and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Plymouth by train:

From LHR either take the Heathrow Express train to London Paddington and then take a train to Plymouth, or take the RailAir link bus to Reading railway station and then a train to Plymouth . The former option is the more expensive. Try not to pay full fare; e.g. try to buy a Saver or a SuperSaver ticket. Note that with a Saver ticket on weekdays you cannot leave London Paddington before 0926 or between 1631 and 1821, and with a SuperSaver (less expensive than a Saver) you cannot leave London Paddington before 0926 or between 1558 and 1906. Similarly, with a Saver ticket on weedays you cannot leave Reading before 0950 or between 1658 and 1846, and with a SuperSaver you cannot leave Reading before 0950 or betwen 1620 and 1932. SuperSavers are not valid on Fridays.



Follow Signs for the City Centre

  • From Exeter: Leave the A38 at March Mills interchange and take the A374
  • From Cornwall: Leave the A38 at Manadon Interchange and take the A386



Brittany Ferries operate services between, Roscoff/Cherbourg (France ) and Plymouth as well as Santander (Spain) and Plymouth .
For information about services please visit their
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