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Plymouth Ferry Port

Located on the southern coast of Devon, Plymouth ferry port offers direct access to the Brittany region of France. Ferries from Plymouth to Roscoff run daily and have a crossing time of 5 – 8 hours from port to port for daytime sailings.

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Plymouth Ferry Port, UK

Plymouth Ferry Routes

One route to France is operated from Plymouth port, which is the Plymouth-Roscoff crossing.

Plymouth Ferry to Roscoff

Brittany Ferries is the sole operator on the route, providing up to 7 crossings per week during peak times to Roscoff. A reduced timetable is run out of season, with 2 sailings per week.

The crossing takes around 5.5 hours for daytime sailings from Plymouth (9 – 11 hours for overnight sailings) and 5 to 8 hours for daytime sailings from Roscoff (13 hours for overnight sailings). Prices start from as low as £155 one-way including a vehicle (or £42 for a foot passenger fare) and are higher for overnight crossings when cabins are compulsory.

Brittany Ferries uses two ships on the crossing, boasting onboard cabins, a la carte restaurants, cinemas, boutique shops and play areas for children.

Facilities at Plymouth Ferry Port

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Getting to Plymouth

The Port of Plymouth is located just a few minutes south of the A38 Devon Expressway, with quick links to the M4 and M5 motorways. The Port address is Plymouth Port, Stonehouse, Plymouth, PL1 3EW

🚗 By car: From Exeter follow the A38 in the direction of Plymouth. Take the A374 (‘Plymouth Road’) exit and follow the signs to the ‘Continental Ferry Port’.

🚈 By train: The central railway station at Plymouth is just under a mile from the port entrance. Direct services are available between London Paddington and Plymouth, with the journey taking 3.5 to 4 hours. There are also good rail links with Cardiff, Bristol and Edinburgh.

Common questions on Plymouth Ferry Port

How early should I arrive at the Plymouth ferry?

Passengers should check-in at least 45 minutes before the sailing time. If you’re travelling with a pet you must arrive at the ferry terminal at least 90 minutes before departure.

How long is the Plymouth to Roscoff ferry?

The ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff takes 5.5 hours for daytime sailings and 9 to 11 hours for overnight sailings. These crossing times are higher on the return route from Roscoff.

Can I park my car at Plymouth ferry port?

You can park at the terminal from £13 per day (24 hour period). The car park is run by the same company who owns the port – Associated British Ports.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Plymouth?

Brittany Ferries allow foot passengers on the ferry from Plymouth. All passengers are required to book a cabin for any overnight sailings.

How much is a foot passenger from Plymouth to Roscoff?

Foot passenger fares from Plymouth start at £42 one-way (cabin not included).



  • 7 sailings weekly to Roscoff
  • 5.5 hour journey time

*Price one-way for car