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Taking the train in Devon


Find out which train goes where and plan your journey door-to-door using Traveline.

For train times and general information visit National Rail Enquiries.

There are regular local train services linking many parts of Devon, with some superb scenic journeys.

The Riviera Line links Exeter, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot and Torbay, with excellent views of the Exe and Teign Estuaries and out to sea. Visit the Riviera Line website to find out more about times and prices, great discounts and how to buy your ticket.

The Tarka Line runs from Barnstaple to Exeter, the Avocet Line links Exmouth and Exeter and the Tamar Valley Line runs from Plymouth to Bere Alston and Gunnislake. From 20th November 2021 the Dartmoor Line will link Exeter and Okehampton.

For ideas for days out on the scenic railways of Devon visit

View all Railway Stations in Devon on our Devon Rail Network Map

Approximate travel times

Devon also has fast and frequent rail services to London, Birmingham and beyond – allowing easy access to the whole of the UK, and even Europe via the Channel Tunnel.

  • Exeter to London Paddington – 2 hours
  • Plymouth to London – 3 hours
  • Exeter to Birmingham – 2 hours 30 minutes

Promoting Public Transport at your workplace

Encouraging staff to travel by public transport can reduce car parking congestion and support local services.

People are not always aware of their public transport options so providing information helps people make informed choices about how they travel to work. Our Travel Devon Toolkit for businesses “Promoting Public Transport” toolkit offers templates and information that can be tailored to your organisation.

Register to the Travel Devon Toolkit and, if your business is in Exeter, Newton Abbot or Barnstaple, you will be eligible for sustainable travel grant funding.