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How to Get Here

It’s easy to reach Sutton Harbour in the heart of Plymouth and there is ample parking in the area, as well as excellent public transport links.

From the city centre, it’s an easy five minute walk: cross Royal Parade and continue across Princess Street to Notte Street. Turn left and continue on to Vauxhall Street, then turn right at Looe Street to reach the harbour.

Walking Directions Map

By Car

From the M5 southbound, join the A38 Devon Expressway to Plymouth and follow signs for Sutton Harbour and the Barbican.

Google Map Directions

There is ample long-stay parking available at the Harbour Car Park: follow the brown visitor signs once you exit the A38, with payment on site by coins, card or mobile device.

Harbour Car Park
Lockyers Quay
Sutton Harbour

Car Parking Location Map

Taxi pick-up points are located in The Parade, outside the Mayflower Centre in the Barbican, Madeira Road and Bretonside Bus Station.

By Bus

Bus services are operated by First Devon & Cornwall and Citybus, with stops throughout the area. The following routes service Sutton Harbour:

  • First: 2, 6, 7, 48, 93, 180, PR2 and X80
  • Citybus: 5, 5A, 20, 50, 45, 21A and 21

Find routes and timetables online here:

  • First Devon & Cornwall
  • City Bus

Park and Ride services run every seven minutes in peak times from three sites around Plymouth and stop in Royal Parade in the city centre, a five minute walk from the harbour.

Visit First Devon & Cornwall for price information and maps.

Coaches drop off and pick up from Phoenix Wharf at the southern end of Sutton Harbour, and coach parking is at Bretonside Bus Station in the city centre just five minutes away on foot.

Public Transport Map

By Train

Rail services to Plymouth operate from all over the UK, including a direct First Great Western route from London Paddington. Plymouth Railway Station is a short walk from Sutton Harbour through the city centre. To plan your journey, visit

By Sea

Water taxis run by Mountbatten Water Taxi operate daily from the Barbican Landing Stage to Mountbatten pier, departing at quarter past and quarter to the hour.

Local ferries berth at the Barbican Landing Stage and connect to the Royal William Yard, Cawsand, Mountbatten and Mount Edgcumbe. See our What To Do section for more information

Boat Travel Directions Map

Cross Channel ferries operated by Brittany Ferries run from Plymouth to France and Spain and the port is based at Millbay, a 15 minute walk from the city centre. Visit

The Marina at Sutton Harbour is to the east of Plymouth waterfront. Enter Plymouth Sound from either the Eastern or Western Channels. The marina is accessed via Sutton Lock (50º21’.98N 04º07’.96W).

Visit for more details or call 01752 204702. Out of hours, call the lock on 01752 204732 or VHF Channel 12.

By Air

Devon’s main airport is 45 minutes away in Exeter with regular international services and UK connections. Visit for information on flights.