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Exeter Central train station is one of the three main train stations within Exeter. Located to the East of Queen Street, this station is the most central within the city. The station was built in 1860 and known as Queen street until it was rebuilt in 1933. The station has three platforms, with facilities such as a ticket office open from Monday to Sunday, ticket machines, waiting rooms and refreshment facilities are available. There are direct trains available to Exeter St Davids, the fastest route taking just 3 minutes. Trains direct to both London Waterloo and London Paddington are also available from Exeter Central. Direct trains to Barnstaple run daily and take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. The central location of the station means that tourist attractions are just a walk away with the Historic Quayside being just a 10-minute walk and Exeter Cathedral is a 6-minute walk from the station.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:50 - 18:15
Saturday 07:50 - 18:15
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 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
Car parking spaces50
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£328.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces8
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts to all platforms and also long route via ramped footbridge to all platforms

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

Accessible taxis are available

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Departures and arrivals from Exeter Central

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Exeter Central station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Exeter St David'sSouth Western Railway22:412On time
to ExmouthGreat Western Railway22:463On time
to PaigntonGreat Western Railway22:542On time
to Yeovil JunctionSouth Western Railway23:102On time
to ExmouthGreat Western Railway23:453On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway22:402Late
from Exeter St David'sGreat Western Railway22:433On time
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway22:512On time
from Exeter St David'sSouth Western Railway23:092On time
from Exeter St David'sGreat Western Railway23:443On time
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