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Trains to Dawlish chug along the east coast of Devon, passing over the Colonnade Viaduct and through a network of tunnels cut into striking red cliffs. All in all, it's not a bad way to arrive in this beautiful seaside town. The station is built on the sea wall, which has not been without its pitfalls - it has suffered storm damage over the years, most recently in 2014 when the wall was breached and the rail line shut for several weeks. The present station building opened in 1875, but rail arrived in Dawlish in 1846, beginning the town's transition from a frugal fishing village to a top-notch seaside resort for Victorian holidaymakers. The coast remains its key attraction today, with the beach just a two-minute walk from the station. The town centre is similarly pleasant, with plenty of independent shops to browse in and scenic walks along Dawlish Water and the South West Coast Path.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:05 - 19:00
Saturday 07:00 - 14:00
Sunday Closed
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 OfficeAvailable
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
Car parking spaces80
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Access to westbound platform via a stepped footbridge. Barrow crossing only available during staffed hours.

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

Accessible taxis are available

The main entrance is at road level on Richmond Place. This opens onto a ticket hall with stairs leading up to platform 2 (towards Exmouth and Exeter). A side entrance offers step-free access to the platform via a ramp, but platform 1 (towards Paignton and Plymouth) can only be accessed by footbridge. There are toilets and a waiting room on platform 2 and shelters on platform 1, and a ticket machine and cycle storage can be found at the front of the station.

Departures and arrivals from Dawlish

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Dawlish station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to PaigntonGreat Western Railway21:281On time
to Exeter St David'sGreat Western Railway21:472On time
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway22:192On time
to PaigntonGreat Western Railway22:221On time
to Exeter St David'sGreat Western Railway22:25Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway21:281On time
from PaigntonGreat Western Railway21:462On time
from PenzanceGreat Western Railway22:182On time
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway22:211On time
from PaigntonGreat Western Railway22:24Scheduled
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