Bus and Train Times to Exeter and Elsewhere: A Rough and Ready Guide

A very rough guide - more a set of links to time-tables with a few tips.  If you notice that any prices or times are wrong, or hyperlinks to time-tables are broken, please let us know. 

For a guide and interactive map to buses throughout Devon, go to Journey Devon, and for a one-stop site to plan journeys by train and/or bus, try Traveline South West


Stagecoach 5, 5A, 5B and 5C all run from Exeter to Crediton.

Buses from Exeter to Crediton run up to every 15 minutes. The 5A to Hatherleigh and Okehampton, and the 5B to Barnstaple run up to every two hours. The 5C to Chulmleigh runs up to every hour. 

Turners Tours Bus 369  Morchard Bishop - Sandford - Crediton - Exeter


The Tarka Line  between Exeter and  Barnstaple is carrying more passengers than ever in its history.  Until the promised longer trains arrive, it's a bit like the London tube in rush hour, but not much worse than the buses.  The car park is free, so it's a good option for those living off the bus routes. 

First train to Exeter 0755, followed most hours at 37 past the hour.  Last train from Exeter Central 20.55 Mon-Thurs.

For other rail journeys, see National Rail Enquiries, and The Man in Seat Sixty-One. If you can't get there by train, why not dream of going by freighter?!