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Getting to the Devon Railway Centre by public transport is straightforward: catch a train to Exeter St David’s station and from there, hop on the 55A bus towards Cowleymoor, alighting at the Bickleigh Bridge stop. The bus journey should take under forty minutes. Exeter St David’s is served by regular GWR services from London Paddington, Plymouth and Exmouth, as well as South Western Railway services from Honiton – making it easy to reach by train.

The Devon Railway Centre is one of the Southwest’s top railway attractions, with a model railway, Edwardian model village, working narrow-gauge railway and more for the family to enjoy.


Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Reservations and tickets requiring reservations are sold at the following times only: Weekdays (Mon-Fri) 08:45 - 19:40, Saturday 08:45 - 18:30 Sunday 10:00 - 17:30
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 20:40
Saturday 06:15 - 20:00
Sunday 07:30 - 20:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03457 000 125
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance.
Customer Service notes

Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces353
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£437.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces184
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 1
Cycle storage notes<p>Cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

via lifts to all plts. Ticket office and car park are both step free

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

More about the Devon Railway Centre

There is so much packed into this Devon attraction that one visit will surely be too little! The fully-functioning narrow-gauge railway will take you and the kids on a tour next to the River Exe and around the Centre – choose between Rebecca, the steam locomotive, or diesel locomotives Ivor and Horatio!

The kids can also ride the miniature railway, play with the model railway, wander through the model village and have a blast in the Play Shed, a former Good Shed converted into a soft play area. If you can tear the little ones away from the attractions, sit down for a snack at the Buffer Tea Rooms.

Keen to learn more? Visit the Devon Railway Centre’s website for more information.

Departures and arrivals from Exeter St David's

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Exeter St David's station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ExmouthGreat Western Railway22:171On time
to SalisburySouth Western Railway22:251On time
to PlymouthGreat Western Railway22:324On time
to PlymouthCrossCountry22:494On time
to ExmouthGreat Western Railway23:131On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from PaigntonGreat Western Railway22:111On time
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway22:261On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway22:294On time
from EdinburghCrossCountry22:444On time
from BarnstapleGreat Western Railway22:486On time
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