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Trains to Barnstaple

Barnstaple is the main railway station in North Devon and the final stop for passengers travelling the Tarka Line, with its soul-soothing views of the Devon countryside. In the Golden Age of Steam, Barnstaple had two stations and was considered the transport hub of the South West's north coast. In modern times, however, the now solo station has been reduced to a single-track service, with trains running hourly back and forth to Exeter St. David's. The station dates back to 1848 and its warm brickwork is an apt introduction to this quiet and quaint waterside town. Considered the social heart of North Devon, it has a wide range of local museums, cinemas, and pubs, as well as more recognisable cultural landmarks, such as the Queen's Theatre. The town centre - with its winding streets and fabulous views across the rippling River Taw - is only a ten-minute walk away, reached by crossing the 13th-century Long Bridge. There's also a treat for cyclists, as the abandoned railway line to Bideford - part of the popular South West Coast Path - is accessible next to the station.

Station details & facilities

Barnstaple station has one main entrance that leads into the waiting room with baby-changing facilities and a vending machine, and then straight on to the only platform. A ticket machine can be found directly outside this entrance. A night-gate exit is further along the platform and gender toilets are located in between. There is a large car park at the back of the station and cycle storage on Station Road.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:40 - 18:15
    Saturday 06:40 - 18:15
    Sunday 10:10 - 17:40
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 03457 000 125


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Staff Help Notes : During normal staffed hours.
  • Customer Service Notes : Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : APCOA Parking (UK) Limited
  • Car parking spaces : 87
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£145.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 12
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage notes :

    Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge restriction apply, pick up “Cycling by Trains†leaflet at your local station.


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Accessible taxis are available

Trains to Barnstaple


Station Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2AU
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:40 - 18:15
Saturday 06:40 - 18:15
Sunday 10:10 - 17:40

Barnstaple Live Departures



Great Western Railway

Plat. 1

Station Due 15:40



Great Western Railway

Plat. 1

On time



Great Western Railway

Plat. 1

On time


Exeter Central

Great Western Railway

Plat. 1

On time

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