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Getting Around North Devon

If you want a break from your car or you want to be a bit more eco-friendly during your visit, there are plenty of ways to explore North Devon without having your own transport.

Public Transport

North Devon is serviced by a reliable bus network that connects many of the towns and villages and will help you easily get from A to B. There are a number of smart phone apps available to give you access to time tables, fare information and more. You can find these by searching in your app store. If you prefer the paper time tables, your accommodation provider will be able to talk you through the nearby stops and where to get hold of time tables.

Coach hire

There are several coach companies that offer value for money and travel all around Devon. Many of these offer free WiFi, on board charging points and you can be sure of a comfortable journey.

Travel by Rail

Travelling by train around North Devon and Exmoor is one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful scenery of this region. The rail network connects many of the towns and villages as well as giving you access to surrounding counties.


There are many firms in North Devon and Exmoor and your accommodation provider will likely have certain firms that they regularly work with and can recommend for you. Otherwise, you’ll find taxi ranks and offices in the larger towns and outside rail stations.


Whether or not you’ve brought your own set of wheels with you, you’ll find plenty of trails and routes all across the area. Cycling is a great way to see North Devon and Exmoor and really enjoy the unspoilt countryside. You’ll find plenty of organisations offering bike hire as well as organised tours.