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Travelling to South Devon Railway by train? The nearest mainline station is Totnes. You can hop on a CrossCountry service from Plymouth or a Great Western Railway service from London Paddington to get there. Once you've arrived and stepped out of the station, just walk along the footpath with signs to the South Devon Railway station, it's about 500 yards in total.

Step back in time at the South Devon Railway and experience train travel as it would have been between the 1930s and 1960s. Travel from Totnes to Buckfastleigh on a classic GWR steam locomotive whilst taking in the scenic views of the Dart Valley. Once you arrive at Buckfastleigh, the museum packed with historic rolling stock is waiting for you to explore.

Visit South Devon Railway's official site for opening information.

 

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:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:25 - 16:10
Saturday 07:25 - 15:45
Sunday 10:50 - 18:25
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
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
CCTVAvailable
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 spaces102
Carpark charges
Annual£685.00
Daily£5.50
Monthly£86.50
Three Monthly£237.00
Weekly£27.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces52
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes<p>Cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge please note restriction apply.</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

plts 1 and 2 via the car park. No interchange between plts. Ticket office and car park are step free

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

Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.

More about the South Devon Railway

Originally opened in 1872 for the movement of coal, wood and other goods, the line was re-opened as a tourist attraction in 1969. During a trip along the South Devon Railway, you'll visit Totnes Riverside, Staverton and Buckfastleigh stations, all with their own unique reasons to hop off the train and take a look around.

Special events including themed dining trains and train driver experiences run throughout the year, so enthusiasts, families and group trips will all find something to suit their interests.

We recommend you spend at least half a day exploring the South Devon Railway, a round trip from Totnes to Buckfastleigh and back takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes and there's also the museum, the gift shop and plenty of walks around Staverton station to explore.

Departures and arrivals from Totnes

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Totnes station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to PlymouthGreat Western Railway22:031On time
to Exeter St David'sGreat Western Railway22:162On time
to PlymouthGreat Western Railway23:101On time
to PlymouthCrossCountry23:211On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway08:542Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway22:021On time
from PlymouthGreat Western Railway22:162On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway23:081On time
from EdinburghCrossCountry23:201On time
from PlymouthGreat Western Railway08:532Scheduled
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