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Travel to Devon

By train

Devon is well served by trains from all over the country. The two main lines into the county are the Paddington line and Waterloo line served by First Great Western and South West Trains respectively.  Main stations include Tiverton, Exeter St. Davids and Plymouth

To find and book train connections to Devon from across Europe and the UK, check GoEuro.

By coach or bus

Devon is also easily reached by bus or coach, as National Express services arrive from all over the country. Main National Express stops in Devon are Exeter, Tiverton and Plymouth in the southern half of the county and Bideford, Barnstaple, Westward Ho! and Ilfracombe in the northern half. 

By air

There are flights from many UK airports to Exeter International Airport including Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and the Channel Islands. There are also flights from international airports - major hubs such as Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Dublin, and regional airports including Geneva, Brest, Dubrovnik, Faro and Salzburg. There are also long-haul flights from Toronto. Most flights are operated by Flybe.

By car

Devon is easy to reach by road - the M5 runs into Exeter and has excellent links with other major motorways including the M4 which can be joined at Bristol. Major A roads linking the M5 include the North Devon link road (A361) serving North Devon from junction 27, the A30 serving Okehampton and West Devon from junction 31 and the A38 and A380 serving Plymouth and Torbay respectively (a continuation of the M5 at junction 31).
If you are travelling from the south and east and prefer a more scenic route, you can follow the M25/M3, then the A303/A30.

Find out more

Get advice on travelling around Devon, including public transport, cycling, car hire and maps.

Stef Fox Adcock