Accommodation & Travel



Accommodation in Plymouth.

The cheapest accommodation option is the University of Plymouth’s Summer Accommodation.

Room only, self catering for groups and individual travellers.

Hotel list provided by Plymouth Tourist Information:

Recommended Hotels

Jurys Inn (Conference 15% Discount code, quote: JIBUNB200817)

New Continental

Best Western Duke of Cornwall Hotel

Premier Inn Plymouth – Sutton Harbour

Imperial Hotel

Recommended Guesthouse/B&B’s

Seabreezes guest house

Gallery Guest house 

The Grosvenor Plymouth

Travel options to Plymouth University.

Rail and coach services connect Plymouth to the regional airports of:
Exeter (1hour – Google Maps. train and car),
Newquay (1 hour – Google Maps by car)
Bristol (2 hours – Google Maps – train/car/coach).
And rail links to Plymouth from:
London Heathrow Airport (4 hours by train)
London Gatwick Airport (4 hours by train).

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 head to Plymouth from across the South West, South Wales, the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland. For rail enquiries:
call +448457 484 950
or visit or


Plymouth Bretonside Bus and Coach Station is in the city centre, about ten minutes’ walk from the campus. There are regular coach services from most major cities to Plymouth. A typical coach journey from London to Plymouth takes about 4.5 hours. For coach enquiries call:
+448705 808 080 


Sat nav ref: PL4 8AA
Google Maps:
From the North
The main route is via the M5 motorway and then continuing on the A38 Expressway via Exeter. Leave the A38 at Marsh Mills interchange and take the A374 which is clearly signed for the city centre. It takes about 3.5 hours from London to Plymouth.
From the West
Leave the A38 at Manadon interchange and take the A386 into the city. It’s about 1.5 hours from Truro.


Brittany Ferries operates car ferry services to Plymouth from:
Roscoff (France):
Train tips:

  • It’s sometimes cheaper to buy two separate single tickets, rather than one return ticket – check the train websites for details.
  • If travelling from Exeter, avoid the local ‘stopping’ trains if you can. They’re slower, less comfortable and don’t cost any less than the larger inter-cities.
  • Tickets are often much cheaper during off-peak times – check with train companies for specifics.


Main Conference Venue: Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University, Plymouth, PL48AA

Plymouth Campus Map for: Roland Levinsky Building, Scott, The House, IV Theatre:

Travel to the Eden Project and the North Devon’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

  • A coach will be provided for the Leonardo 50th Anniversary Meal at the Eden Project on the evening of the 22 August, bookings through the eStore.
  • Minibuses will be provided for the workshops taking place in the North Devon’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Dartmoor.


Eden Project: 

North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve:




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Plymouth Tourist Information lists hotels as well as providing further information about the surrounding areas.