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Address: 2 Ferry Street, Torpoint PL11 2AX, England
Phone Number: 01752 812233
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Always handy and scenic way to cross Plymouth to Cornwall. A tad wait often either side is rewarded with views of ships boats and naval vessels when on top deck. Staff always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Grant C

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are really friendly staff on this ferry and it is very cheap £1.50 to get to Plymouth and you don't have to pay for going back to Torpoint. There are refreshments and confectionery on this ferry and you can sit inside while going across.

Thank emmalouiseh01
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only cost £1.50 to travel from Torpoint to Plymouth and was free to return, really friendly and staff

Thank MarknTrace
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253 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we get into Plymouth, this is the easiest way for us to get over to Torpoint and then to Wilcove where I have family. The ferry is fast, cheap and efficient. And you get some lovely photo opportunities too!

Thank CaliforniaNana
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158 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ferry is fine in a car but on foot you see how it is usually dirty. It always smells of urine. You can get out of your car and stretch your legs which is good. It only takes about 15 minutes to cross. It is free from Plymouth to Torpoint but you pay £1.50 from Torpoint to Plymouth. It... More 

Thank Rebeca Sian D
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Always handy and scenic way to cross Plymouth to Cornwall. A tad wait often either side is rewarded with views of ships boats and naval vessels when on top deck. Staff always polite when asking for money.

Thank Grant C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

£1.50 for return trip in the car , smooth operator ! We went to Our sons passing out parade and this cuts hours of your journey time and didn't have to wait to long to cross .

1 Thank Lhall186356
Maidenhead, England
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141 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

There are three chain ferries and traffic is directed by a very efficient traffic light system. As the ferries are wide, vehicles can board and disembark simultaneously. Although it's only a short crossing there's a vending machine in the passenger shelter. TIP: It's free heading into Cornwall!

Thank Shieldsman
Bolton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Certainly a picturesque view of the docklands river and Plymouth If you have plenty of time for your journey on this slow ferry. One big drawback if your travelling from torpoint to Plymouth, heading for A38 Exeter, you have to drive through and around Plymouth City centre in traffic adding wasted time to your journey. If you want to get... More 

Thank David S
Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The ferry was easy to use and regular every 15 minutes and it takes 5 minutes to cross. I was clean and safe too The staff were friendly and there are great views

Thank Alchemy1966
United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is such a great way to cross the Tamar. It is cheap, usually quick and has great views of the dockyard. The staff are always friendly and well organised. The "boats" themselves are interesting too - the kids are always fascinated by the chain drive It is a brilliant way to get in to a quiet corner of Cornwall... More 

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