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Latest news and service updates

Please see below a feed of latest news and major service updates for bus services in Devon. If you require information on operational issues, such as delays and short-term diversions, please contact the operator of the bus service affected. View a list of bus operator contact details.


Fare Car services

From the end of February 2024, Fare Cars F5 (Honiton) and F18 (Cullompton) will be withdrawn. Fare Car F11 (Chard/Axminster) will also be withdrawn after operation on 14th March 2024. Some locations served by these Fare Cars are on existing local bus routes. Alternative transport provision is also available through community transport schemes, for those not on an existing bus route or with mobility issues that prevent them from walking to the nearest bus stop.


Significant disruption to services 3 and 93  – January to March 2024

From 2nd January until 28th March 2024 there will be significant disruption to bus services 3 and 93 as a result of two major road closures on the A379.

The A379 will be closed through Stoke Fleming for the whole of this period (2nd January to 28th March). Service 93 will be unable to serve Blackpool Sands or Stoke Fleming. A shuttle service will instead operate between Dartmouth and Stoke Fleming and there will also be alterations to the timings of service 93.

The A379 will also be closed in Modbury between the 8th January and 9th February. Services 3 and 93 will both operate to a temporary reduced timetable as a result of the disruption from both closures. Service 3 will be unable to serve Modbury and journey times will be increased as a result of the diversion. A shuttle service (3M) will operate between Modbury and Yealmpton to connect with the 3 service, with some journeys of the shuttle extending to Plymouth or Harraton Cross.

Please see our temporary timetable leaflet for details.


Changes to bus services from January 2024

There are changes to certain bus services from 2nd and 8th January 2024, including major changes to route 149. New timetables will go live on our Interactive Bus Map from the date of commencement, or can be viewed on Traveline prior to this.

The following routes are affected: 5B, 20 (East Devon), 20A, N21, 44, 44A, 48, 149, 164 and 358. Please see below for details.

  • East Devon area changes

    From 2nd January:

    • Service 20 Seaton – Taunton. On College Days the 0701 journey from Honiton to Taunton will continue to Richard Huish College and the 1715 departure from Taunton will commence from Richard Huish College at 1705. In addition, the 1500 journey from Seaton will now depart at 1450 Monday to Saturday and run 10 minutes earlier throughout.

    From 8th January:

    • Service 44 / 44A Axminster – Exeter. On weekdays, the 0628 Honiton – Exeter will depart at 0618 and operate ten minutes earlier throughout. The 0750 Exeter – Honiton will depart at 0745 and operate up to five minutes earlier as far as West Hill. The Saturday timetable is unaffected.
    • Service 358 Otterton – Exeter. New weekday peak-time service operating between Otterton, Budleigh Salterton, Woodbury, Topsham and Exeter. View timetable leaflet.

    • Mid Devon area changes

      From 2nd January:

      • Service 5B Exeter – Barnstaple. The 0643 Crediton – Barnstaple will now operate direct via the A39 between Bideford and Barnstaple.

      • North Devon & Torridge area changes

        From 2nd January:

        • Service 5B Exeter – Barnstaple. The 0643 Crediton – Barnstaple will now operate direct via the A39 between Bideford and Barnstaple.
        • Service N21 Barnstaple – Bideford. Night bus service withdrawn (last night of operation 29th December 2023)

        • South Hams area changes

          From 2nd January:

          • Service 20A Ivybridge – Plymouth. Timing adjustments to late afternoon journeys.
          • Service 48 Wembury – Plymouth. Minor timetable adjustments.
          • Service 149 Totnes – The Willows. Changes to route and timetable. This service will now operate 4 journeys a day between Totnes, Berry Pomeroy, Marldon, Shiphay Fowey Avenue and Torbay Hospital. 3 journeys a day will extend to The Willows. Most journeys will also operate via Higher Westonfields in Totnes. The route will no longer serve Preston Down Road, Livermead or Torquay Town Centre. View timetable.
          • Service 164 Totnes – Salcombe. In Kingsbridge, this route will no longer serve Stentiford Hill and will instead operate via A379 and A381.