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.
|Weekdays||07:25 - 16:10|
|Saturday||07:25 - 15:45|
|Sunday||10:50 - 18:25|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|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 points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||APCOA Parking (UK) Limited|
|Car parking spaces||102|
|Cycle storage spaces||52|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes||<p>Cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge please note restriction apply.</p>|
|Step-free access||Part 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 access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|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.