Come and visit us
Known as Britain's Ocean City and the gateway to the South West, Plymouth is well connected. Our campuses are located in the heart of Plymouth’s ‘Cultural Quarter’ and can be easily accessed regardless of where you’re arriving from.
We are served by a main Great Western Railway link from London Paddington and by Cross Country Trains north to the Midlands and Scotland. There are frequent services from Newton Abbot, Torbay, North Cornwall and North Devon.
Plymouth College of Art
+44 (0)1752 203434
Reception Opening Times*:
*Holiday and Half-Term hours may vary. Please contact us for details.
Summer Opening Times:
If you are travelling via car and using a satnav, the postcode PL4 8BA will lead you to Regent Street Public Car Park, just next door to our Tavistock Place campus. Alternatively, parking is available at the Drake Circus Shopping Centre just across the road. There is also a limited amount of on-street parking on Regent Street.
We have limited parking for disabled access only at Tavistock Place. For more information about parking, visit the Plymouth City Council website at plymouth.gov.uk/parking, or plymouth.gov.uk/parkandride.
Our Palace Court and Palace Studios buildings are next doors to each other, so if you are travelling via car, enter the postcode PL1 2DA into your SatNav. There is limited on-street parking in the area. For more information about parking, visit the Plymouth City Council website at plymouth.gov.uk/parking, or plymouth.gov.uk/parkandride.
The college is within walking distance of the coach station on Mayflower Street. National Express services run to London Victoria via Exeter and lots of other UK destinations, and for super-cheap deals try booking with Megabus or Falcon via Stagecoach.
Our Palace Court and Palace Studios buildings are less than ten minutes from the coach station.
We’re just five minutes away from Plymouth train station, where direct services depart to London Paddington (taking 3-3 ½ hours), Bristol, the Midlands, the North of England, Scotland and Penzance. There is even a sleeper train to and from Paddington if you want to leave London late and arrive in Plymouth early.
Our Palace Court and Palace Studios buildings are just a 15-minute walk or 5-minute cab-ride from Plymouth train station.
The closest airports are Exeter International (less than an hour away), Newquay and Bristol, with direct coach services also connecting Plymouth with Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London. Plymouth is well connected to Roscoff, France, and Santandar, Spain, by regular car and foot passenger ferry services: the college is just over a mile away from the ferry port.
We'll always try to schedule a visit to suit your travel arrangements, and are happy to recommend local places to stay or visit in and around Plymouth. Call us on +44 (0)1752 203434 for more information.