Map and Directions
By air - The closest airport to Plymouth is Exeter International airport (approximately an hour on the train to Plymouth, nearest station Exeter St. Davids), which services much of the UK and offers selected international flights. Bristol airport is approximately 2.5 hours by train (Bristol Temple Meads nearest train station) to Plymouth and offers a wider selection of international flights. For a full range of international flights, the London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Luton and Stansted) are between 3.5 and 5 hours from Plymouth by train.
By rail - There is a regular service direct from London Paddington which takes about 3.5 hours. Other direct services run from South Wales, the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland. A comprehensive information and booking service is available on the National Rail Enquiries website or by telephone on 03457 48 49 50. Paddington train station is also linked to the Eurostar terminal at London St Pancras International station via the London underground network, please see the Transport for London website for more information and a journey planner.
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By road - The A38 Devon Expressway links Plymouth to the motorway network at Exeter, giving a drive time from London of around 3.5 hours.
By sea - Brittany Ferries operate roll-on, roll-off ferries to Plymouth from Roscoff in France and Santander in northern Spain.
Limited on-site parking is available for visitors in our front car park and can be reserved on request. Paid on-street parking is also available close by.
On-site, access controlled parking is available for staff.
Plymouth has a wide range of accommodation to suit all your needs. From individual family-run guest houses and boutique B&Bs to large 4 star hotels, the city has something that will appeal to every taste, and all within easy reach of its shopping centres, bars and restaurants, entertainment venues and visitor attractions.
Below are some accommodation suggestions that are close to Plymouth Marine Laboratory:
Holiday Inn Plymouth ☆☆☆☆
Duke of Cornwall Hotel ☆☆☆
New Continental Hotel ☆☆☆
Jury's Inn ☆☆☆
Invicta Hotel ☆☆☆
Guest houses / B&Bs
For additional accommodation information please visit Plymouth - where to stay.