Cheap Flights to Plymouth

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When to fly

Temperatures in Devon can vary from hot summer days to freezing winter nights. The English summer between June and August is an excellent time to book a flight to Devon and enjoy the city's attractions such at the British Firework Championships, when days are warmer and rainfall is less frequent. The championships has been a premier annual display in the UK since mid-1990s and attract tens of thousands to the city every August to watch the skies light up over Plymouth.

Most tourists visiting the region arrive in the summer months so it is harder to find cheap flights to Plymouth at this time of year. If you want to avoid the crowds and find cheap flights to Plymouth, then a visit in May or September is usually more economical and visitors can still enjoy attractions in the city such as The Ocean City Festival. The festival hosts a spectacular programme of entertainment, activities and events that run throughout September offering something for everyone to get involved in from kayaking and marine wildlife to the film festival and trying local delicacies.

Destination overview

A flight to Plymouth will bring you to a popular tourist destination that boasts an attractive coastal location, superb water sports and unique monuments of historical significance. This maritime port located on the south coast of Devon in England, has a fascinating history that is interconnected with its oceanic setting. As a centre of naval power and an important shipping port, it is most famous as the place from where the Pilgrim Fathers made their voyage to settle in the New World at New Plymouth in 1620. Within the historic Barbican area of the city, you can visit The Mayflower Steps, which marks the place of the Mayflower's departure. The city's lengthy history can be easily discovered on foot by visiting some of the many local historic buildings. The Prysten House on Finewell Street is one of the oldest surviving buildings, dating back to 1500, and is now a working museum. At the eastern end of Plymouth Hoe stands the Royal Citadel, a large fort built in the 1660s, which was an important defensive structure for more than a hundred years. A further exploration of Plymouth Hoe is rewarded with panoramic views over the city and Plymouth Sound. Here stand a number of interesting monuments, including a statue of Sir Francis Drake and Smeatons Tower, a former lighthouse and memorial. The city's surroundings also offer plenty of interesting features that are worth a visit. Dartmoor National Park is a short drive to the north east, an area of protected moorland that is renowned for its ancient standing stones, myths and legends.

Getting around Plymouth

A local bus service operates within the city, running from the city centre to outlying areas like Saltash, Plympton and Plymstock. Ferries transport passengers across The Sound from various locations, such as the Torpoint Ferry and Cremyll Ferry. Hackney cabs and private taxis are available for hire within the city area. There is also a central railway station located on North Road, which provides routes to other English towns and cities, such as Penzance and London.

Getting downtown from the airport

The nearest airport serving flights to Plymouth is Exeter International Airport (EXT), located 47 miles (76 km) from the city. The airport provides a range of transport options, including taxis operated by Capital Airport Taxis and a number of car hire companies. Trains services to Plymouth operate from Exeter St. Davids Railway Station.

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1 mile taxi journey
£ 1.00
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 3.79
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 2.49
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 29.91
Large bottle of water
£ 0.88
Cheap meal
£ 8.48
£ 2.59
3 course meal for 2
£ 35.90
How much does a beer cost in Plymouth?
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 3
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 1
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 4
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1

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More information about Plymouth

  • A historic maritime city in Southwest England, Plymouth is an ideal destination for a holiday on the Devon coast.
  • Tour Black Friars Gin Distillery, England’s oldest working gin distillery,it's made Plymouth Gin since 1793.
  • Offering stunning panoramic views, historic lighthouse Smeaton’s Tower was designed by famed engineer John Smeaton.
  • Catch a concert or exciting sports match at the Plymouth Pavilions arena, largest of its kind in Southwest England.
  • Enjoyable for family visits, the National Marine Aquarium is the UK’s largest and home to a diverse array of species.
  • Stately Grade I-listed Mount Edgcumbe House and Gardens, with its immaculate topiary, dates back to the 16th century.
  • Plymouth Mayflower Exhibition reveals the city’s part played in the voyage that was the start of an entire nation.
  • Enjoy Plymouth’s maritime history at sites like the bowling green where Sir Francis Drake famously played.
  • Visit the links above for cheap flights to Plymouth and save on a wonderful and memorable city break in England.
  • Sailing, jet skiing, canoeing and surfing are just a few of the exciting water sports activities available on the coast.

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