Conference Pack

Plymouth College of Art is located in the heart of Plymouth’s ‘Cultural Quarter’ and can be easily accessed regardless of where you’re travelling from.

Arriving from overseas

The closest airports are Exeter International (less than an hour away), Newquay and Bristol, with Bristol connected to the US and Asia via Amsterdam and offering regular coaches from the airport to Plymouth’s central coach station. Direct coach services also connect Plymouth with Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London.

Arriving by train

We’re just five minutes away from Plymouth train station, where direct services depart to London Paddington (taking 3–3 1⁄2 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. Contact National Rail on +44 (0)845 748 4950,, or +44 (0)871 244 1545,

Walking from Plymouth train station

Follow signs south for the City Centre. On the approach to North Cross roundabout, take the left exit. Follow this road until you see Drake Circus Shopping Centre on the right. Our reception is located in the main Tavistock Place building, opposite the shopping centre.

Arriving by car

If you’re travelling by 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. We have limited parking at Tavistock Place, which is given as a priority to disabled visitors. For more information on parking, visit the Plymouth City Council website at, or


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