9th August, 2023

Plymouth Fireworks – get there by train

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Beat the traffic and travel by train to and from the British Firework Championships in Plymouth on Wed 16 and Thurs 17 August thanks to additional services to Gunnislake, Newton Abbot and Liskeard.

The evening’s entertainment

The free event will showcase the talent of six top pyrotechnic companies as they battle it out to be crowned the champion with stunning displays above Plymouth Sound.

Free entertainment starts from 17 00 with music, fairground rides and refreshment stalls on Plymouth Hoe. The firework displays generally begin each evening as dusk falls at 21 30. Spectators are advised to arrive early to get the best possible vantage point on Plymouth Hoe.

Plymouth Hoe is a 1-mile walk from Plymouth station (directions).

Trains home from Plymouth station

22 38 to Penzance (see full details)

23 10 to Liskeard (calling at Saltash and St Germans)

23 14 to Gunnislake (calling at Devonport, Dockyard, Keyham, St Budeaux Victoria Road, Bere Ferrers, Bere Alston and Calstock)

23 15 to Exeter St David’s (calling at Ivybridge, Totnes and Newton Abbot)

23 27 to Newton Abbot (calling at Totnes)

Buying tickets

An adult Off-Peak Day Return ticket is:

  • £7.80 Liskeard to Plymouth
  • £7.50 Gunnislake to Plymouth
  • £8.90 Newton Abbot to Plymouth

Save a third off the above adult fare for you and a friend (with kids travelling for just £1) with a Devon & Cornwall Railcard – just £12 a year for local residents. Now available to buy online.

Look up train times and buy rail tickets on the GWR website or app.

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