Getting to the hospital - Plan for traffic delays
We are aware of multiple roadworks taking place around Plymouth and especially in the Derriford and Crownhill areas. For more information on road closures and diversions, visit Plymouth City Council’s website. Please bear in mind that these roadworks are also affecting bus services in the area. If you have an appointment, please expect delays in your journey and plan in advance.
Patients and Visitors are encouraged to use public transport to travel to the Hospital where possible, due to the pressure on parking spaces. The Hospital is served well by public transport, hosting the second busiest bus terminal in Plymouth.
For further information, the public transport services available are listed below.
Most buses are wheelchair accessible. If you receive benefits you can claim a refund from the Cashier (level 7, Derriford Hospital). Bus timetables can be obtained from First Stop at the Civic Centre, from public libraries and from First Bus and Citybus travel shops. Timetables are also available at Derriford Hospital foyer.
For more information about bus times, please telephone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit the Traveline Website.
National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50
Please click on the link for bus and train services from South and West Devon or East Cornwall
You can phone TAXIFIRST free from the Derriford Hospital foyer on 01752 222222. There are several other taxi providers, some of which are wheelchair accessible meaning patients can remain in their wheelchairs without transferring, and drivers will convey patients direct to their appointment.
Park and Ride
There is a public park and ride site located north of Derriford Hospital at the George junction (opposite the George Pub/Hotel). Parking is FREE, although you will need to purchase a ticket to travel on the bus. This is ideal for patients and visitors travelling from the north of the City to Derriford Hospital. For the latest information, including timetables and ticket prices, about the George Park and Ride visit the Plymouth City Council website.
Do you need extra support in getting to your healthcare appointment?
You may qualify for Supported Transport if you:
- Do not have or are unable for medical reasons to travel in your own transport, and
- Cannot be driven to your healthcare appointment with friends, neighbours or relatives, and
- Are medically unable to use public transport, or this is not practical due to your isolated/rural address
Please note, due to limited availability, this is prioritised for vulnerable patients in rural or isolated areas.
Please click on the Supported Transport link for further details