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Explore with Route 1

Route 1 in Plymouth


Tavistock Bus Station • Yelverton • Derriford • Plymouth City Centre

We’ll get you to the office, or place of work in the week and loads of attractions across Plymouth city centre or the lovely Tavistock town on the weekends


Explore the beauty the region has to offer in your downtime. There are plenty of eateries, shop and family, recreational and leisure attractions to visit.  There is something for everyone and we can get you there!


All our 1 services are able to take contactless payments either by credit/debit card or Apple/Google Pay. Don’t worry though, we still accept cash and all our drivers give change.


How long does it take?

Tavistock to Plymouth 56 mins

Yelverton to Plymouth 39 mins

Plymouth to Derriford 25 mins

Tavistock to Derriford 31 mins

Yelverton to Derriford 14 mins

Yelverton to Tavistock 17 mins


How often?

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Wherever you’re heading we’ve got just the ticket!

Single tickets are available and valid for one journey. Stagecoach single bus tickets are great if you’re an occasional traveller:


Adult Singles

Tavistock to Plymouth £5.90

Yelverton to Plymouth £5.40

Plymouth to Derriford £3.20

Tavistock to Derriford £5.90

Yelverton to Derriford £4.20

Yelverton to Tavistock £5.40


Fancy unlimited travel?

Unlock discounts by downloading the Stagecoach Bus App, day and weekly tickets are up to 10% cheaper! Plus you can plan your journey, and track your bus via our live map, so why not download our app today!



Adult    £5.80

Child     £4

Group   £11.60

1+2        £8.70


If you’re a regular traveller you can also enjoy great deals with our megarider products, just head over to our tickets section here to find out more.


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Tavistock  is an ancient stannary town, home of the cream tea, and is the only town in Devon to hold world heritage status. The town features a range of unique local independent shops,famous pannier market and an award-winning farmers’ market.  National Cycle Route 27, Drakes Trail and the West Devon Way to Plymouth are all easily accessible from the town centre. There are guided walks from and around the town, wild swimming in the rivers, a golf course, museum, gym, swimming pool and arts centre. 


The Barbican and Sutton Harbour are packed with heritage, there’s a vibrant mix of cobbled streets, narrow lanes and more than 200 Listed Buildings, many of which are Tudor and Jacobean. As well as this the area offers a wide range of boutique shops, galleries, pubs and eateries set amidst beautiful scenery. There’s an fantastic mix of cuisine  from Italian, Greek, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Himalayan, Mexican and British restaurants. PL12LS


The Box is Plymouth's major museum, art gallery and archive. Nine galleries showcase the city’s must see collections and include amazing ships’ figureheads, natural history specimens, a full-size woolly mammoth replica, film and photography, documents, maps and plans. PL4 8AX

The Mayflower Steps are close to the Barbican where the Pilgrims are believed to have left England aboard the Mayflower carrying 102 passengers, crossing the Atlantic Ocean to settle in North America on 6 September 1620. PL1 2LR

National Marine Aquarium is the UK's largest Aquarium and features over 4,000 animals including sharks, stingrays, octopuses and jellyfish. 100%  of the Aquarium’s proceeds go towards the Ocean…   PL4 0DX

Tinside Lido is set in a stunning location overlooking the sea at the tip of Plymouth Hoe. The pool has been voted one of the top 10 best outdoor pools in Europe, built in 1935, the Lido is a fantastic example of art-deco style and is Grade II listed.  PL1 2AA

Smeaton's Tower  is the centerpiece on Plymouth's Hoe, and one of the South West's most well-known landmarks. Standing at 72 foot high, the tower has been has been beautifully restored and offers amazing views of Plymouth Sound and the city from the lantern room. PL1 2NZ

Plymouth Gin Distillery  has been in operation since 1793 making it the oldest working gin distillery in England. The building dates back to the 1400’s, the Refectory, a medieval hall features a hull-shaped timber roof, dating back to 1431. PL1 2LQ


Central Park is the largest park in Plymouth, created in 1928 for improving the health of city residents. Stunning open meadows and woodlands offer fantastic views over the city towards Plymouth Sound and Cornwall. The Meadow Cafe has a wildflower roof and offers a delicious healthy menu, open 8am to 6pm, seven days a week. The Park Play Space features trampolines, hammocks and a double zip wire. PL3 4QL

The Plymouth Life Centre situated in Central Park includes a family leisure pool, a climbing wall, an eight-lane indoor bowls centre, fitness suite, a 10 lane 50-metre Olympic standard swimming pool, an Olympic standard diving pool, along with dryside training facilities, a sauna, a steam room, and a multipurpose area for dance and martial arts.[1] It is currently the only 12 court multipurpose sports hall in Devon.  PL2 3DF

Theatre Royal Plymouth is home to three performance spaces: The Lyric, The Drum and the workshop space, The Lab. The theatre offers a wide range of shows including classic and contemporary drama, musical productions and the presentation of national opera, ballet and dance companies. PL1 2TR

Plymouth Pavilions features an Ice Rink, catering outlets from fast food to ice cream and meeting areas. PL1 3LF

Drake Circus in Plymouth is the west country's most popular shopping centre with over 70 stores. There’s a variety of big name brand and eateries all under one roof.  PL1 1EA 

Derriford Hospital is a major trauma centre and large teaching hospital situated on Derriford Rd. Over 100 journeys operate Monday to Friday, with routes 1 and 101 stopping right outside the hospital every day.  PL6 8DH

Plymouth Snowsports Centre offers skiers and snowboarders of all levels three slopes to choose from including the longest artificial slope in the South West. There’s also a 650 metre toboggan run and Sno-tube rides. PL6 8LW


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