21st November, 2019

Illuminate Plymouth – go by train

Hop on the train to Plymouth for the amazing free Illuminate Festival of light.

The event will see the historic Royal William Yard turned into a spectacular display of light-based art installations, interactive displays and projections. The festival also marks the start of the year of Mayflower 400 commemorations. Find out about the Illuminate event app and download it free.

Illuminate is on each evening from Thursday 28 November to Sunday 1 December, running from 17 30 to 22 00.

Getting there

Take the train to Plymouth station (look up times). Turn right outside the station and cross the footbridge to the Saltash Road bus stop (see map).

Thanks to additional bus services, the 34A bus will depart this stop at 05, 20, 35 and 50 minutes past the hour to take you to Royal William Yard (20-minute journey).

The journey home

Return journeys on the 34A depart Royal William Yard at 00, 15, 30 and 45 past the hour. The final departure is at 22 45. The return bus journey takes 20 minutes and drops you off at the same bus stop where you began (across the footbridge from the station).

On the Thursday and Friday evenings, thanks to CrossCountry there are additional trains back from Plymouth in the late evening as follows:

THU 28th NOVEMBER
23.35 Plymouth to Newton Abbot
Calling at Totnes

FRI 29th NOVEMBER
23.30 Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Calling at Totnes & Newton Abbot

Look up train times

About the festival