Where is Plymouth?
Plymouth is a port city on the south coast of Devon, in South West England. You’ll find the impressive landscapes of the River Tamar and Cornwall to the west and rugged open spaces of Dartmoor National Park to the north.
Where is the University of Plymouth?
We're right at the heart of Plymouth, just across the street from the city's extensive shopping district and surrounded by great culture, heritage and entertainment.
Sat nav reference: PL4 8AA
Supporting sustainable travel
As an award-winning world leader in sustainability, we are committed to helping our students and staff reach our campus using green modes of transport wherever possible.
Working with local organisations, we have ensured access to a wide range of travel options to allow us all to reduce our carbon footprint.
Check if you can help cut the cost and environmental impact of travelling by car with the car share scheme.
Plymouth Railway Station is just a few minutes’ walk from the campus. The regular train service from London Paddington to Plymouth takes around three to four hours. Other direct services link Plymouth to the rest of England, Wales and Scotland.
Plymouth Coach Station is in the city centre, about 10 minutes’ walk from the campus. There are regular coach services, such as National Express and Megabus, from most major cities to Plymouth.
Plymouth's buses offer connections between the city centre, suburbs and all major transport hubs.
Brittany Ferries operates car ferry services to Plymouth from Roscoff (France) and Santander (Spain).
There are plenty of cycling facilities on campus if you’re travelling by bike. If you're interested in cycling around the city and further afield, Plymouth City Council provides support and information to get you started.
The regional airports of Exeter, Newquay and Bristol are connected to Plymouth by rail and bus routes. There are also transport links to Plymouth from London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport.
Main campus (PDF)
Our main campus is home to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business, Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Health, as well as the University of Plymouth Students’ Union. The Marine Station is also located within walking distance.
North campus (PDF)
Four miles north of the main campus and close to Derriford Hospital, you’ll find the Peninsula Allied Health Centre. Facilities for Medicine and Dentistry are adjacent to Derriford Hospital at the Plymouth Science Park.
Our new virtual tour allows you to experience first-hand what it is like to be on campus and explore the environments and facilities that inspire and shape our learning every day.
Use our interactive map to find everything sustainability related on our Plymouth sites.