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Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

The Aquarium is a 15-minute walk from Royal Parade in the City Centre, or you can hop on bus 25 (from Stop A16) for the short ride to the Barbican. The bus runs frequently (regularly on Sundays). Get off at The Mayflower Steps and cross the harbour bridge to the Aquarium.

There are frequent buses to Plymouth from surrounding towns, which all run to Royal Parade.

There are regular trains to Plymouth from London, Reading, Bristol, Taunton, Exeter, Newton Abbot and Totnes. From Cornwall trains run from Penzance, Redruth, Truro, St Austell, Bodmin Parkway and Liskeard. From Plymouth Station it’s a 30-minute walk to the Aquarium, or you can hop on any bus from nearby Saltash Road (Stop B) for the short ride to Royal Parade.

Our Journey Planner will show you train and bus times and walking routes.

National Route 2 and 27 pass through Plymouth, close to the National Marine Aquarium. Plan your cycle route here.

Save money on buses by asking for a Plymouth PlusBus ticket when you buy your train ticket – valid on all buses in Plymouth, including to the Aquarium.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About National Marine Aquarium

The largest aquarium in the UK with over 5000 Ocean animals and awe-inspiring exhibits. Travel around the different zones of the world’s Ocean, from the local waters of Plymouth Sound, all the way to the tropical seas of the Great Barrier Reef and everywhere in between!

For any queries about visiting contact National Marine Aquarium on 0844 893 7938 or

Address: Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF. Visit Website