TrainBack home

Taking the train in Devon

Taking the train in Devon

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 Great Scenic Railways.

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 – two hours
  • Plymouth to London – three hours
  • Exeter to Birmingham – two hours 30 minutes

Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership

Was founded in 1991, to help Devon and Cornwall’s branch lines to grow. It was the country’s first Community Rail Partnership (CRP).

For more information visit the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership webpage.