18th October, 2016

Half price journeys to Barnstaple

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

  • 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

Things to do in Barnstaple
Enjoy the scenic train journey through the Devon countryside on the Tarka Line. Upon arrival in Barnstaple, you can hire a bike and explore the Tarka Trail, take a walk from the station on the South West Coast Path, or head into town and visit the historic Pannier Market (pictured above). Read more about things to do in Barnstaple. You can also hop on a bus right at the railway station and head out to Ilfracombe and Bideford (get timetable).

Taking the train
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.

Part funded by the Designated Community Rail Development Fund. The Fund is backed by the Department for Transport and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (now Community Rail Network).