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Located on the Exeter to Plymouth line, Devon's Starcross train station offers a diversity of destinations which include an historic city, picturesque towns and a wealth of seaside options. Served by Great Western trains, the highest frequency services depart hourly and run between Exmouth and Paignton via Exeter but there is also a once-per-day service to Bath, Bristol, Penzance, Plymouth and London too. The railway station at Starcross, which dates from 1846, sits right on the River Exe's estuary shore which makes for a picturesque setting. It is also home to the most intact example of Devon's 19th century engine houses which were used to power the atmospheric trains of that era.

Refreshment can be found with a short stroll to either the Atmospheric Railway Inn or the vintage seaside-themed Galleon Inn which functions as both pub and tearoom. Just 2 km away is the imposing 14th century fortified manor of Powderham Castle set within a lovely park which can be reached with one of the several bus services which operate directly from Starcross train station. A journey of just 12 minutes by train brings passengers to the historic city of Exeter with its city wall walks, majestic cathedral, the 900-year-old St Nicholas Priory with its impressive Tudor interiors and the chance to tour medieval tunnels. For those looking for a day at the seaside the large coastal town of Teignmouth is just 13 minutes away by train, while Torquay and Paignton – part of the English Riviera – can be reached with journeys of 32 or 39 minutes respectively. The 2 miles of Exmouth's beach are within 20 minutes reach thanks to the direct access from the station's second platform with the Starcross to Exmouth ferry pier.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities

The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Starcross are:

  • Dawlish
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Northbound platform only accessible via 10 steps and southbound platform only accessible via a stepped footbridge.

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Starcross

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Starcross station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to PaigntonGreat Western Railway06:111On time
to PaigntonGreat Western Railway06:431On time
to ExmouthGreat Western Railway06:552On time
to PenzanceGreat Western Railway07:021On time
to ExmouthGreat Western Railway07:232On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Exeter St David'sGreat Western Railway06:101On time
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway06:421On time
from PaigntonGreat Western Railway06:542On time
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway07:021On time
from PaigntonGreat Western Railway07:222On time
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