The Great Britain Sail Grand Prix | Plymouth is set to be an unmissable event, with Britain’s iconic Ocean City providing the ultimate backdrop to the most competitive racing water. Here’s how to get there:

By Car

Plymouth is easily accessible from most locations within the UK. Use Google Maps to find the quickest route.

Driving time from London is around four hours
Driving time from Manchester is around four and a half hours
Driving time from Cardiff is around two and a half hours

There are over 50 car parks in Plymouth, 19 of which are location around the city centre.

By Bus

Plymouth’s three park and ride sites will be fully open on July 30/31, with services running every half an hour. These are the Coypool Park & Ride, the George Junction Park & Ride and the Milehouse Park & Ride.

Note: The Plymouth Argyle football club will be playing at home on July 30 next to the Milehouse site, so use other sites on this date if possible.

Plymouth’s Citybus is the main bus service. Full details of bus times and locations can be found on the Traveline South West website.

By Coach

National Express operates daily coach services to Plymouth from departure points across the UK. For tickets and pricing, visit

By Train

Note: GWR and National Rail will be on strike on Wednesday 27 and Saturday 30 July.

On 27 July, there will be no rail services on some routes south of Plymouth and very limited services between Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol and London.

On 30 July there will be no rail services serving Plymouth.

There are also restricted services on 28 and 31 July, with services likely to be busy. Travel by rail should only be attempted if absolutely essential, and ticket holders are advised to use alternative methods of travel.

For more information, visit GWR’s strike page.

By Plane

Bristol, Exeter and Newquay airports are all within close distance to Plymouth.

From Bristol airport, visitors can transfer from the Airport Terminal to Bristol Temple Meads train staton using the A1 bus. From there, a direct train to Plymouth takes two and a half hours.

Stagecoach offers a regular service between Bristol Airport and Plymouth, which takes two hours, fifty minutes.

The journey from Bristol airport to Plymouth is 108 miles and takes just under two hours.

From Exeter airport, travellers wishing to travel by train will need to take a taxi to either Exeter St Davids or Exeter Central. From here, direct trains run to Plymouth taking between an hour and an hour and fifteen minutes.

National Express runs a coach service from Exeter Airport to Plymouth Bus Station, taking roughly two hours, ten minutes.

By car, Plymouth is about fifty minutes to an hour from Exeter.

The nearest train station from Newquay airport is around 15 minutes away by taxi. Once there, a train will take around one hour fifty minutes to Plymouth, with one change at Par station.

National Express offers a limited daily coach service from Newquay to Plymouth in one hour thirty-five minutes.

Driving from Newquay to Plymouth will take just over an hour.