Service Changes - January 2024

5 months ago Mon 20th Nov 2023

Service Changes - January 2024

Some changes to bus services will come into effect on 2nd January 2024. Most changes are designed to improve reliability or are in response to passenger feedback. See details below for these upcoming changes:

Service Number


Preview timetable (pdf)


Additional early morning journey to operate, as part replacement for 85, running via Pomphlett Road. At weekends, this journey starts from Sherford; running through from Plympton. Revised times in the evenings to improve timekeeping.  

Revised timetable on school holiday mornings, with additional running time added to improve timekeeping. 

On school days, departures from Royal Parade at 07.50 and 14.35 become 07.45 and 14.30; to improve timekeeping at school times.

5 Mon - Fri

5 Sat

5 Sun


Revised running times on service 20A to improve timekeeping throughout the route. 

Passengers from Plympton are advised that buses towards the City Centre depart a couple minutes earlier than present. 

17:30 departure from Royal Parade becomes 17:35; with the last two journeys from Ivybridge also five minutes later. 

07:05 journey from Chaddlewood to Royal Parade for 07:50 on weekdays will now operate on school holiday mornings due to passenger demand. 

Additional early morning journeys as 20B, as part replacement for 85. On weekdays, these journeys on 20B will run onto existing services 21/21A at Marsh Mills.

20A 20B Mon - Fri

20A 20B Sat

20A 20B Sun


First morning journey from St Budeaux departs ten minutes earlier, to provide an arrival at the Dockyard before 5AM. Two early morning journeys serve Pottery Road to meet passenger demand.

Revised times in the morning and evening peak period, with some morning journeys running 5 minutes earlier to improve reliability.

Additional running time put into mid-evening journeys; as a consequence, the late evening journeys depart Royal Parade up to ten minutes later. 

Increased number of journeys early morning on a School Holiday to meet passenger demand.

21 Mon - Fri

21 Sat

21 Sun


New early morning service covering Southway, Whitleigh and Ernesettle, connecting into Service 21 at St Budeaux Square to provide direct early morning links to the Dockyard.

21D Mon - Fri


Revised timetable in conjunction with Plymouth City Council. Service will no longer serve the George Park and Ride site; but instead will continue via Runway Road and Marjons to Derriford Hospital.  

We are pleased to announce the reintroduction of this service on a Saturday. 

27 Mon - Fri

27 Sat


Revised afternoon timetable to improve reliability. 

16.45 from Wembury becomes 16.55 on school days; not serving Cattedown, Coxside or Mayflower Street.  

17.40 from Wembury becomes 17.45 Monday to Saturday. 

48 Mon - Fri

48 Sat


These services will be withdrawn due to low passenger numbers. 5/5A and 20B have additional journeys to cover some of these services.

See 5/5A and 20B

See timetables for all services here: Timetables & Maps - Plymouth Bus