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Sat nav ref: PL1 2TR (Main city centre car parks – a short 5 minute walk from the venue)

From the North
The main route is via the M5 motorway and then continuing on the A38 Expressway via Exeter. Leave the A38 at Marsh Mills interchange and take the A374 which is clearly signed for the city centre. It takes about 3.5 hours from London to Plymouth.

From the West
Leave the A38 at Manadon interchange and take the A386 into the city. It's about 1.5 hours from Truro.



There are plenty of car parks in the city centre within walking distance of the venue. You can find somewhere to park on the Plymouth City Council parking page. The nearest car park to the Hoe is the Theatre Royal Car Park.

Park and Ride is also a good option for getting into the city centre if you’re travelling by car. Services run Monday to Saturday from three locations around the city.

Check if you can help cut the cost and environmental impact of travelling by car with the car share scheme

Road closures

The following road closures will be in place at Armed Forces Day:

Hoe Road from the Mound at the Citadel to the Junction of Madeira Road, with suspension of parking from 7am to 10.30pm


Hoe Road from the junction of Lambhay Hill to Citadel Road, Citadel Road to the junction of Elliott Street and Elliott Street in its entirety from 1.30pm to 3pm plus suspension of parking from 10.30am to 3pm


Citadel Road from the junction of Lockyer Street to the junction of Sussex Street 5pm to 7pm with suspension of Parking 7am to 9pm 

Click here to view a map of the road closures.

Disabled Parking

Disabled parking is available in Ballard House car park (West Hoe Road, PL1 3BJ) for approximately 30 car parking spaces for blue badge holders, plus the use of on-street parking.


The 25B bus supplied by Citybus will operate a shuttle service between Ballard House, Royal Parade (outside the Theatre Royal) Hoe Road (near the Hoe ramp) and back to Ballard House at 30-minute intervals. Starting from Ballard house at 8.35am with the last departure from Hoe Road being at 6.48pm. It will be restricted from 1.45pm to 3pm for the Falklands Parade. Charges: £2.40 single, £3.60 return. Please show your blue badge for free travel.

Citybus and Stagecoach are offering military personnel in uniform and veterans and cadets, wearing their AFD badge, free bus travel on Armed Forces Day.

For more information on the city, you can find maps of Plymouth here.

Bus Travel

Park and Ride services will be in operation during the event.

For all bus enquiries:​

Train Travel

Rail services are likely to be severely affected from 21 to 25 June due to planned industrial action and a significantly reduced temporary timetable will be in place. Please check for more details.

Plymouth is easily accessible by train with a wide range of services running from a variety of locations within England. Although some services may require a change or two.

Travelling from London takes around 3 hours with Great Western Railway, if you're coming from the north, the trip from Manchester can take 5 hours 15 minutes. 

Alternatively, the recently renovated Night Riviera Sleeper service runs Monday – Friday and Sunday evenings. Visit for more details on times and how to book.

We recommend using to search for the fastest and best route for your journey, and book in advance for the best price. 

Ferry Travel

Brittany Ferries operates car ferry services to Plymouth from Roscoff (France) and Santander (Spain). For details, go to

By Air

Rail and coach services connect Plymouth to the regional airports of Exeter, Newquay and Bristol. There are also transport links to Plymouth from London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport



If you're looking to find local accommodation in Plymouth, you will be spoilt for choice; from hotels, bed & breakfasts, to self-catering, holiday cottages and more.

While you're staying in the city, be sure to check out all the things to do, as well as where to shop and grab a bite to eat.