Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is an extraordinary Victorian water-powered funicular railway that avoids the long steep hill between the town of Lynton and the seafront town of Lynmouth. It’s historic too, and a much more enjoyable way of getting up or down than the paths! Funiculars have operated in Europe since 1862, and in Britain since 1875. Be aware of long queues at peak times, but it's definitely preferable to the walk (says your writer, with experience).


OK, it's not super-easy to reach Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, in Devon, by train. But we've included it here so we have a complete list of funiculars, and if you're in the area it's well worth a visit. The nearest station is Barnstaple, and as the age-old Lynton & Barnstaple Railway no longer runs, you'll need to hop on a bus to Lynton over Exmoor. But what a trip it is! Recommended, but you'll need more than a day out here.


For more info including facilities and opening times, visit Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway’s website.


Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:40 - 18:15
Saturday 06:40 - 18:15
Sunday 10:10 - 17:40
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
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces87
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£145.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes<p>Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge restriction apply, pick up &acirc;€œCycling by Trains&acirc;€ leaflet at your local station.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
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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to Exeter CentralGreat Western Railway18:411Late
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Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Exeter CentralGreat Western Railway18:381Late
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from ExmouthGreat Western Railway22:371On time

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