Christmas_TimeTake the hassle out of Christmas shopping in Plymouth this year and hop aboard the park and ride.

The countdown to the festive season starts this Thursday with the switch-on of the city’s Christmas lights and First Devon and Cornwall will be running extra park and ride services every week for late night shoppers.

Frequent buses will be running from all three park and ride sites every Thursday until 22 December.

Service PR1 from The George and Milehouse will run every 20 minutes and the last bus from Royal Parade will leave at 9.05pm.

Service PR2 from Coypool will also run every 20 minutes and the last bus from Royal Parade will leave at 9.07pm.

The return fare from The George is £2.45, from Coypool £2.05 and from Milehouse £1.75. Family tickets are also available for just £4.70 from the George, £4.30 from Coypool and £3.90 from Milehouse, giving up to two adults and three children return travel into the city centre.

Councillor Kevin Wigens, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “The park and ride service takes all the stress out of Christmas shopping – less time queuing for parking spaces means more time to browse for those perfect gifts. The buses are fast and frequent and serve the whole city centre, so whether you’re shopping at Drake Circus or the West End there’s a convenient stop for you.”

Further information is available on our park and ride page. For timetable information on all local bus services call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

Source: Plymouth City Council