• Car Leasing Plymouth 

    FVL has been leasing cars to Plymouth since 1998. Offering every make and model of car, van, or pick-up truck available, you know that you will be able to secure the vehicle you want to lease. We compare prices across our hand-picked panel of ten lenders to guarantee you the best value car leasing package.

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Driving tips for Plymouth

Plymouth is a lively city on the southern coast of Devon, England. Known as the “Ocean City”, It is approximately 36 miles southwest of Exeter and 193 miles southwest of London. The city is adjacent to Cornwall on its western and southwestern borders.

Plymouth is renowned for its fascinating maritime history, breathtaking coastal views, and lively cultural scene, providing tourists with many things to see and do.

The city of Plymouth has been greatly influenced by its relationship with the sea, trade, and warfare, particularly evident in the historic Barbican area. This charming old port features narrow cobbled streets, well-preserved Elizabethan warehouses, unique speciality shops, art galleries, cosy cafes, and restaurants.

Driving through Plymouth offers a mix of experiences depending on the time of day, traffic conditions, and weather. Plymouth has a comprehensive network of major roads and smaller residential streets. The A386 and A374 are the primary routes within the city.

The city is connected to the rest of the country via the A38 dual carriageway, which runs through the city and connects to the M5 motorway. Because there is only way into Plymouth by road if you're coming from anywhere other than Cornwall, Tavistock or Modbury that's on the A38, and when that is shut or blocked, it can lead to long delays.

Navigating the main roads is relatively straightforward, but some smaller streets can be narrow and winding. With Plymouth being a coastal city, the weather can be a factor in influencing your journey.

Car leasing deals in Plymouth

For many people in Plymouth, leasing a car is a more attractive option than buying one outright. Are you looking to find your next lease car and live in Plymouth?


  • Car leasing lets you choose from the whole market, and offers you fixed monthly rentals making it ideal for budgeting.
  • Our unique special offers give you cheaper car lease deals to choose from, helping you save money each month.
  • You don’t have to worry about the car losing value over time. Simply lease your car and hand it back at the end of the term.
  • Our lease cars are brand new, so you will receive the full warranty, road tax for the term and breakdown recovery.
  • Delivery is included to anywhere in the UK mainland.
  • We shop the market place so don’t have to. Using our panel of the ten of the best leasing companies.


  • Being a lease, you won’t own the car; once the lease term is up, you’ll have to return the car.
  • It pays to be accurate with your mileage allowance. There are mileage charges should you go over your contracted miles.
  • Because our car lease special offers are constantly changing, you may miss out on the best offer for you if you wait too long.
  • There can be a termination fee should you want to exit your contract early.
  • If the price of road tax increases, you will have to pay the difference.
  • If you return the vehicle damaged, you will have to pay for the repairs.

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Plymouth's clean air driving zone

There is no “Pay to Drive” scheme in force for Plymouth.

The air quality in Plymouth is generally good, with only a few areas exceeding the government's nitrogen dioxide level targets. These high levels are mostly due to emissions from road traffic.

In Plymouth, only one Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) covers the entire city. This is because the levels of nitrogen dioxide have exceeded national objectives. The AQMA includes areas such as Exeter Street, Mutley Plain, Stoke Village, Royal Parade, Tavistock Road, and all the roads that connect them.

Charging an eve in Plymouth

Under the Connect Plymouth initiative, Plymouth is set to have more than 300 charging bays spread across 50 locations. These charging bays will include 50kW rapid and 100kW ultra-rapid charge points, which Wenea will provide.

Plymouth is also part of the Urban Electric trial that features 53 pop-up electric charging points built into the ground. These innovative charge points only rise when used, offering electric vehicle drivers a safe, discreet, attractive, and low-cost charging solution. The UEOne charge points are designed for convenient kerbside parking, making them an ideal option for residents and visitors.

SWARCO offer subsidised 22kw charge points in the city.

  • Mudge Way PL7 2ZN

  • The Broadway, Plymstock PL9 7AU

  • Alexandra Road, Crownhill, PL6 5AE

  • Elphinstone Road, PL1 2NU (7kWh)

POD Point and Connect Kerb offer several 7kWh charge points throughout the car park network. For more information and your nearest charge point, visit the Connect Plymouth website. Or Check out ZAPMAP to get the latest list.

Public transport for Plymouth

Plymouth, UK, is well-connected by various transport links. Here are some of the main transportation options to reach Plymouth:

The nearest major airport to Plymouth is Exeter International Airport (EXT), approximately 50 miles away. The airport provides domestic and international flights. It is within a reasonable distance from Plymouth and offers domestic flights.

Plymouth has a main railway station called "Plymouth railway station" (also known as Plymouth North Road) in the city centre. The station offers regular train services to and from major cities across the UK, including London Paddington, Exeter, Bristol, and beyond.

Plymouth benefits from an extensive bus network that covers the city and surrounding areas. Local bus services within the city and regional buses connecting Plymouth to nearby towns and villages. The main operators are First Bus and City Bus.

National Express offers coach services connecting Plymouth to other major cities and towns across the UK. The coach station is situated in the city center.

The City has an International ferry port operated by Brittany Ferries with services to Roscoff in France and Santander in Spain. Brittany Ferries operates these services, offering both passenger and freight transportation. The A38 dual carriageway connects Plymouth to the M5 motorway, providing access to the national road network.

parking in Plymouth

Parking in Plymouth, UK, can be a mix of on-street and off-street car parks. Free parking is available at some short-stay car parks across the city.

There are terminals available in the car park for drivers to check in upon arrival, granting free parking for a limited time, approximately 3 hours.

Any fees incurred can be settled via the RingGo app or through credit and debit card payments if the allotted time is exceeded.

From April 2023, an increase in off-street parking charges will come into force. Parking charges and tariffs will rise across the board, with all-day fees in Group A car parks rising from £12 to £13, while the Western Approach car park will rise from £5 to £5.50 a day.

A list of short and long-stay car parks are listed below.

  • Alexandra Road, Crownhill, PL6 5AE 3h free

  • Breton Side (B) , PL4 0BG

  • Breton Side (C), PL4 0AT

  • Church Street, Stoke PL3 4DT 3h free

  • Campbell Court Market Avenue, PL1 1PZ

  • Cornwall Street East & West, PL1 1NS

  • Courtenay Street, PL1 1EP

  • Dean Cross Road, Plymstock PL9 7AZ 2h free

  • Derry's Cross, PL1 2SW

  • Devil's Point, PL1 3RS 3h free

  • Elphinstone Road, PL1 2NU

  • Exchange Street, PL4 0EY

  • Guildhall Square, PL1 2AD

  • Haye Road South, Elburton PL9 8HH 2h free

  • Lipson Road, PL4 8DZ 3h free

  • M&S Cornwall Street, PL1 1DH

  • Morice Street, Plymouth PL1 4AE 2h free

  • Mayflower Street,(East) PL1 1QJ

  • Mayflower Street,(West) PL1 1QU

  • Meavy Way, Crownhill PL5 3JB

  • Morice Street, Devonport PL1 4AE Free all day lower level

  • The Ridgeway, Plympton PL7 2ZN 3h free

  • Napier Terrace, PL4 6ER 2h free

  • North Hill, PL4 8ET

  • Theatre Royal Old George Street, PL1 2TR

  • William Prance Road, PL6 5WR

Park and Ride is a good option with adequate free parking and transportation by bus. Three park-and-ride services operate at the following locations.

George Park and Ride. 726 Spaces, opposite the George Hotel on Tavistock Road 726PL6 7HB Stagecoach service 1/1A and Plymouth Citybus service 42C and 34 run from this park and ride site, in the north of the city. 30 mins to City Center

Service 42C runs between the city centre and George Park and ride via Mutley Plain, Derriford Hospital and the University of St Mark & St John.

Service 34 runs between the city centre and George Park and ride via Royal William Yard, Torpoint Ferry, Stoke Village, Outland Road and Derriford Hospital.

Milehouse Park and Ride 557 Spaces, Outland Road Plymouth PL2 3DA. Plymouth Citybus service 60/61 runs 30 mins to City Center every day except Sundays and when Plymouth Argyle FC are playing at home.

Coypool Park and Ride. 462 Spaces, Coypool Road, Plymouth PL7 4TB. Service 200 takes 15 minutes to get to the city centre and runs every 30 minutes during peak times and every 40 minutes during off-peak times, Monday to Saturday.

Helpful Car Leasing Insights

Below you can find answers to our most commonly asked questions about car leasing. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Get in touch.

  • First Vehicle Leasing has leased vehicles to Plymouth for twenty-five years. Being wholly owned by the Ogilvie Group brings FVL to secure the best deals from your favourite car manufacturers. We shop the market for the best possible leasing package from our panel of ten hand-picked leasing companies to bring you the best deal. Our leasing consultants are on hand to take you through the process.

  • Established in 1998, we’re industry experts with a wealth of experience. As an FVL customer, you benefit from the strength of our partnerships with leading finance companies to bring you low prices and flexible leasing options. This means we can tailor deals to suit your needs. Our deals start from under £200, so you’ll find a vehicle for even the tightest budget.

  • At First Vehicle Leasing, our aim is to provide the best car leasing solutions and unbeatable service for our customers across the UK. To bring you the best deals we use a rating system. Our proprietary ranking system has been developed over 25 years and takes into account features of each model compared to its rivals. The primary categories used are length of lease, mileage limits along with a car's performance, practicality and tech features. We go direct to negotiate highly competitive deals on all our vehicles, so we can offer the very best deals.

  • Car leasing is simply a longer hire of a new car using a credit contract for a set period, usually between 2 and 4 years. They offer low fixed monthly rental payments until the end of the contract, and then you hand the car back.

  • With a standard car lease deal you will find included:

    • Full vehicle manufacturers warranty.
    • Road Tax for the length of the lease.
    • Free UK mainland delivery, right to your door.

    With a standard lease, you are responsible for insurance, charging and (or) fuel costs, damage, servicing, and maintenance.  
    If you wish to include servicing, premium branded tyre replacements, and maintenance, you can opt-in for what is called a Lender Maintained Lease. 

    Your lender-maintained contract hire includes all of the above with a few extra additions.

    Those include: 

    • Servicing  
    • Maintenance  (even things like wipers, bulbs, brakes, exhaust)
    • MOT for leases over three years
    • Breakdown recovery
    • Premium branded tyre replacements (and often puncture repairs too)
  • When you lease a car with FVL, you benefit from a range of special deals and offers. You'll also get one-to-one expert advice on which car to choose, how the process works, and how to get the most out of your vehicle. We have access to every new make and model of car available in the UK, including the latest electric cars.