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The Tarka Line

Exeter Central - Barnstaple

The Tarka Line Information

TICKETS

Tickets are great value. The Off-Peak Day Return from Barnstaple to Exeter Central is only £9.90. Get other fares and ticket-buying tips:

TRAIN TIMES

Plan your trip with our journey planner, or download the Tarka Line timetable. Trains run regularly throughout the day, seven days a week, all year round.

THE TARKA LINE

Places to explore

How long does it take?

It takes approximately an hour and a quarter to travel the line between Exeter and Barnstaple or vice versa.

Look up train times with our journey planner, or download the Tarka Line timetable.

The Tarka Line

Featured Destinations

Barnstaple

It's a must!

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Line Highlights

The Tarka Trail

Barnstaple station is the starting point for the Tarka Trail which offers up to 21 miles of scenic, level, traffic-free cycling.

 

Hire a bike from right next to Barnstaple station, and then cycle from Barnstaple along the estuary to Instow, Bideford, Torrington or beyond from 12 miles to 40 miles.

MORE HIGHLIGHTS

The North Devon coast

The beautiful South West Coast Path is within easy reach of Barnstaple station. Information boards offer walks from the station which vary in difficulty and length, depending on how energetic you are feeling!

There are also plenty of buses to take you out to the coast. Stagecoach buses 21 and 21a, for example, link Barnstaple with Ilfracombe and Westward Ho!. Get the bus timetable.

Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe is a traditional seaside town dating mostly from the 19th century. The town centre is full of old fashioned charm, a variety of independent shops and a number of beaches accessible from the town centre, the most famous being Tunnels Beaches.

 

 

Buying Tickets

Tarka Line Ranger

£

9.90

Travel the line between Exeter and Barnstaple as much as you like for one day. Valid after the morning peak and anytime weekends or Bank Holidays. Get a £10 Devon Day Ranger to travel from farther afield within Devon for just 10p more.

Great fares from further afield

EXMOUTH TO BARNSTAPLE

£

10.00

Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

1hr 40min

Approximate journey time

PLYMOUTH TO BARNSTAPLE

£

10.00

Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

2hr 40min

Approximate journey time