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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:40 - 18:15
Saturday 06:40 - 18:15
Sunday 10:10 - 17:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 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 spaces87
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£145.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes<p>Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge restriction apply, pick up &acirc;€œCycling by Trains&acirc;€ leaflet at your local station.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

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.

Departures and arrivals from Barnstaple

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Barnstaple station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Exeter CentralGreat Western Railway11:351On time
to Exeter CentralGreat Western Railway12:351On time
to Exeter CentralGreat Western Railway13:351On time
to Exeter CentralGreat Western Railway14:351On time
to Exeter CentralGreat Western Railway15:351On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Exeter CentralGreat Western Railway12:25On time
from Exeter CentralGreat Western Railway13:28On time
from Exeter CentralGreat Western Railway14:27On time
from Exeter CentralGreat Western Railway15:25On time
from Exeter CentralGreat Western Railway16:25On time
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