10th February, 2017

Barnstaple Real Food Market – go by train

Take a great value trip to Barnstaple on the scenic Tarka Line thanks to a special offer.

Day return tickets from Exeter to Barnstaple are currently better than half-price at just £5 (usual price £10.30). There’s no need to book in advance – buy your ticket on the day. The offer runs until 17 April 2017.

Real Food Market
On Sunday (12 Feb) from 10-3 explore the Barnstaple Real Food Market. A celebration of local food and drink, the market features more than 30 local artisans, breweries and street food vendors – plus live music and kids entertainment. It’s held at the Pannier Market, a short walk from the station (see map).

Full details of the half-price rail offer

  • Take any train after 09 00, return the same day
  • 5-15 year-olds get a further 50% off
  • £5 from Exeter stations including Polsloe Bridge
  • £5.05 from Digby & Sowton, Newcourt and Topsham
  • £4.05 from Crediton

Train times
Trains to Barnstaple run hourly through most of the day in both directions (Monday to Saturday, with a reduced service on Sundays). You can go direct from stations including Exeter Central and Exeter St Davids, with the journey taking approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

Look up train times

The Tarka Line promotion is a partnership between the Tarka Rail Association, Great Western Railway and the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership.