Plymouth City Airport serves visitors and residents of the Devon and Cornwall regions in south-west England. Air Southwest is the primary airline that utilizes the facility and provides regular service to London Gatwick, Manchester and other U.K. destinations. The airport is owned by Sutton Harbour Holdings, Air Southwest’s parent company. The single runway handles a yearly passenger travel rate of approximately 200,000 passengers. Plans for additional expansion are ongoing and additional airlines including Loganair and Highland Airways may occasionally schedule flights from Plymouth City Airport.
Plymouth City Airport, referred to as code PLH, is located 6.4 km north-east of the Plymouth City centre and is accessible from the A386, Tavistock Road. Travellers will find ample car parking or may choose public transportation options including bus and taxi service available in close proximity to the terminal.
Facilities at the airport include a renovated passenger lounge and business centre. Refreshments including snacks, sandwiches, and bottled drinks are sold at the cafe-bar. Coffee and alcoholic beverages are available.
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A convenient car park located adjacent to the terminal offers short stay parking. Parking is free for up to 15 minutes to allow drop-off or pick-up of passengers.
Several hotels in the Plymouth region offer free long stay parking for guests who are on a holiday. Specific parking limitations or minimum night stay requirements may apply depending on the property and availability.
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Avis Co. rentals are available to passengers flying through Plymouth Airport. Car hires may be arranged either prior to arrival or at the terminal. Potential customers should visit the website: www.plymouthairport.com/avis and use the supplied form to select a vehicle. Cars may be picked up or dropped off between 10:00 and 15:00 Monday through Friday.
Plymouth Airport Hotels
The Future Inn Plymouth Hotel resides 1.36 km from the airport and is close to the University and Home Park. Spacious modern rooms are offered to guests who also enjoy free parking privileges, a complimentary newspaper and Internet access from the public areas. An onsite restaurant allows guests the choice of a buffet breakfast, lunch or dinner. A fitness centre is on the property and nearby recreation amenities include tennis, golf, swimming and other water sports.
The Ibis Hotel offers standard rooms for 1 or 2 persons at affordable prices and is located 3.5 km from the airport. Some bookings may include a complimentary buffet breakfast. Guests receive complimentary newspapers and free parking. A restaurant and bar/lounge are located on the property.
The Copthorne Hotel Plymouth is a centrally located property within a 3.5 km drive from the airport. Rooms feature a separate sitting area, sofa bed and desk. An onsite restaurant is open for all meals and other nearby restaurants lie within walking distance of the hotel. Services such as parking, Internet and newspapers require a fee.
The Plymouth Airport serves as an interconnection point between London Gatwick Airport with many daily commuter and holiday flights leaving daily. Service to Manchester is another popular choice with visitors to Devon and Cornwall. Air Southwest transports passengers to Bristol, Newcastle, Glasgow, Dublin and the Channel Islands. Both domestic and international air charter service from Plymouth City Airport is available for hire.
The Plymouth Rail Station is located 7.68 km from the airport terminal. Click here to check the train timetables. Travellers will need to connect with the airport by bus or taxi. Information available at www.plymouthcitybus.co.uk describes the timetables, fares and routes serviced the local bus system.
Bus stops may be reached in a ten minute walk from the terminal. Taxis may be pre-booked through www.taxifast.co.uk. Click here to check the National Express coaches timetable.
There are several taxi companies in the Plymouth area that can take you to and from the airport. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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