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Trains to Dawlish

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays07:05 - 19:00
    Saturday 07:00 - 14:00
    Sunday Closed
  • 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 : False
  • 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 :


  • Shops available :

Tourist Information

  • Tourist Information office :


  • 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
  • Car parking spaces : 80

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 6
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

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

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

    Accessible taxis are available

Trains to Dawlish


Richmond Place, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9PJ
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:05 - 19:00
Saturday 07:00 - 14:00
Sunday Closed

Dawlish Live Departures



Great Western Railway

On time


Exeter St Davids

Great Western Railway

On time