Getting Here

Served by excellent public transport links, your journey to a new career starts with City College Plymouth. Whether you are walking, hopping on the bus or catching a train, the College is easy to get to. Catch the FREE 36 bus from Plymouth train station and the city centre throughout term time with your student ID card.

You may also be eligible for a subsidised bus pass for Plymouth Citybus and Stagecoach routes around the city and our surrounding towns.

If you are visiting us, please ensure you report to reception upon arrival.

Travel Options

Train

Trains run to Plymouth frequently from a variety of train lines. Our FREE Stagecoach bus (service 36) can then be taken to our campus. The bus takes approximately ten minutes. If you aren’t a student and you are just visiting, don’t worry! You can still catch service 36 – it will just cost you a bus fare.

To see accessibility guidance for Plymouth Train Station, please visit AccessAble by clicking here.

Bus

Our College bus is FREE for students showing a valid College ID card and runs Monday to Friday. The bus stops at the following places: Derry’s Cross, Drake Circus (Charles Street), railway station (Saltash Road) and City College (Paradise Road). Download the timetable here. If you aren’t a student and you are just visiting, don’t worry! You can still catch service 36 – it will just cost you a bus fare.

Car or Motorbike

There’s only a limited amount of onsite parking for cars and motorbikes, but we do have plenty of space for push bikes including free secure lockers, plus a drying room. For cars to park onsite, you will need to either purchase a permit* (£10 a term) or pay and display using cash or a payment app (50p for up to four hours, £1 all day).

Disabled parking bays are available and if you are a student who requires disabled parking please contact us to find out how we can best accommodate you. For further information, you can visit Accessable here.

*Please note: parking is on a first come, first served basis, and purchasing a permit does not guarantee you a space. If you wish to purchase a permit, you will need to complete an application form using your student ID number. You can purchase permits online through the permit management portal.