Exeter St David's and Plymouth are the stations to head for if you’re planning your trip to Dartmoor by train. Located on the main line through the South West of England, both stations are well connected to Bristol and London. Three stations in between Exeter and Plymouth – Newton Abbott, Ivybridge and Totnes – are close to the southern edge of the park. From Ivybridge, you can catch the X38 bus into the southern edge of the park. Trains to Devon are run by Great Western Railway.

Home to rolling moorlands and precious wildlife, Dartmoor National Park is a gem of the southwest. Hike or walk your way through the stunning scenery - just remember to pack a picnic! Take a look at the official website for the park for more info on visiting.

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

About Dartmoor National Park

From its high granite tors and rugged moorlands to its tree-lined trackways and lively market towns, Dartmoor National Park in south Devon is a place of contrasts, with activities to suit every visitor. Walking, climbing, cycling, photography, stately homes, cream teas – whatever your passion, you’ll be able to get your fix here.

One of the most famous and much-loved sights on Dartmoor are the herds of ponies that roam across the moorland and have done so for thousands of years – hoofprints thought to be 3,500 years old were once found during an archaeological dig. Other wildlife you might be lucky enough to spot includes deer, skylarks, peregrine falcons, adders and lizards.

Dartmoor is also a place steeped in myth and legend, where a sense of the ancient is never far away. You’ll find many significant prehistoric sites dotted throughout the landscape from the longest stone row in the world at Upper Erme to the stone circles at Yellowmead and the hut circles at Grimspound.

And if you’re looking for an activity that’s a little out of the ordinary, Dartmoor is the home of the Bear Grylls Survival Academy, where children, families or adults can learn new skills and take on extreme challenges.

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 BarnstapleGreat Western Railway09:172On time
to ExmouthGreat Western Railway09:193On time
to PaigntonGreat Western Railway09:232On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway09:303On time
to Exeter St David'sSouth Western Railway09:412On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from PaigntonGreat Western Railway09:183On time
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway09:222On time
from Exeter St David'sSouth Western Railway09:283On time
from SalisburySouth Western Railway09:392On time
from PaigntonGreat Western Railway09:423On time

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